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Abscondo
Seattle, Colorado, Wisconsin, Slovakia
Daily spiritual teachings by Abscondo (Mark Manney); social entrepreneur, writer and recording artist currently launching the "I am" by Infobeing mobile app. "I am" is new social media for the decentralized, consciousness revolution. Connect with good people like you to live your dreams and do things together. Abscondo is also currently releasing a spiritual documentary film and music soundtrack called "Treetops".
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Let’s make our community a welcoming place for new members. You can help improve the experience by using the "I Am by Infobeing" mobile app to create some new Statements. What are I Am Statements? The idea behind the I Am by Infobeing mobile app is to connect compatible people by matching our compatible statements. A statement is a structured... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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You can listen to the full podcast here: Abscondo Podcast 70 Also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other Podcast Channels. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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Too often, we are closed to people for the simple reason that we are afraid of getting ourselves into a situation we do not want to be in. We put up walls to avoid later having to admit how we feel or state our needs. Even when we are open, we are too polite. We agree to things to please... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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I consider Marianne the only interesting candidate for President of the United States. My support of her campaign is total, complete, and comes without any hesitation. Finally, there is a political candidate who fully represents me. To understand Marianne Williamson, one need look no further than the spiritual text A Course in Miracles. In my experience, this great work is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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“The study of madness isn’t enough to create sanity.” To the contrary, looking at madness moves one even more deeply into madness. By taking dysfunction seriously, you make it real. He continues, “The mind, itself, is not dysfunctional. It is a wonderful tool. Dysfunction sets in when you seek yourself in it and mistake it for who you are.” Who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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Now I know what the ego is and have learned to ignore its insanity by not following its stream of thought. Now I know that attack—even mild forms such as reward and punishment—only causes more suffering and teaches only more violence. Now I know that there is nothing and no one to be possessed in this world. I let go... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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That which is true is true now, has always been true, and will always be true. Any expression of truth, therefore, is only a reminder of what we already knew the moment we were born, and even before this life and after. That which is new—for example an innovation, a work of art, a book, an idea—may point to or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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You have a function, which makes you complete in a world where incompletion rules. Your purpose is given to you, and there is an individual life curriculum designed to nudge you toward the fulfillment of your unique function. To awaken is to know your function—and to know that it can only be fulfilled once you align with the thought system... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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Attack seems like the right response only if you first believe that sin is real. For sin to be made real, it is necessary to believe that it is something other than error—that there are bad people who wish us harm and who understand only attack. So we attack to teach a lesson. But, by this logic, doesn’t our attack... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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Time for what? Time to realize what can only be found in the absence of time? They say that time heals. This is only true to the extent that we use time to become more present—to forget about that mind stuff by becoming fully consumed with the reality in the present moment. The healing is, therefore, not taking place in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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To spiritually awaken is to allow your ego to die. To only look at the ego, to honestly observe its insanity, is to kill it. The ego cannot survive in your conscious presence. It cannot survive your decision for perfect love. It cannot survive without the illusion of time—in the awareness of this eternal now. To learn to let thoughts... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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It is natural to want to avoid our fears and anxieties. If only we could just forget about our problems – if there were some way to escape. When a life situation seems unbearable – a challenge feels insurmountable or a suffering becomes too great -- we’ll try anything and everything to cope. We may distract ourselves, we may avoid... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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What do we seek in life if not a heaven that the world cannot destroy? We have, at times, known momentary escape and shelter. Yet, even within its supposed comfort we remain tortured by our own minds. We have fought hard and defended what we think will bring us peace, yet we have also felt seeming perfection slip away every... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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Perception is seeing only that which you want to be true. It is to first adopt an opinion or mental position, and then to interpret the world through it. Vision, on the other hand, is seeing only what is real. In vision, there are no mental positions or opinions. There is no labeling of good and bad, no judgment, no... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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If you have a strong need to change someone, it can only be that you don’t fit. Rather than trying to make a person fit who doesn’t, wouldn’t it be better to be with someone who does? All relationship problems are caused by one person trying to change the other. From this flows the ugliness of judgment, argument and debate,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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Thoughts will arise, as they continuously do. That’s fine, but now they no longer control you. What is it about this thought that is more important than this moment? Nothing. So why chase a thought? Why let it affect our emotions? Why let it divert our attention from…from what? Where might our attention be if not focused on our constant... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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People who have not yet transcended ego find it very difficult to forgive. Even after a heartfelt apology, the response is often, “I’m working on forgiving you” or worse yet “you still haven’t apologized properly for what you’ve done.” Other times, they simply consider a person unforgivable. What exactly does this person mean by “forgiveness”? The unobserved, egoic mind uses... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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Humans have become very good at the game of spreading our emotional poison. Each time our perfect love and beautiful innocence is attacked, we feel a deep sense of injustice, hurt and grief. We are so wronged so often that we carry very deep wounds. The weight of this poison becomes so unbearable that we seek ways to release it.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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“Hell is a place of suffering, a place of fear, a place of war and violence, a place of judgment and no justice, a place of punishment that never ends. There are humans versus humans in a jungle of predators; humans full of judgment, full of blame, full of guilt, full of emotional poison – envy, anger, hate, sadness, suffering.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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You can listen to the full podcast here: Abscondo Podcast 69 Also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other Podcast Channels. Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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When the person you love falls out of love with you, the relationship devolves into a violent war of blaming and finding fault. He isn’t feeling love, so believes it must be something you did or didn’t do. She is no longer interested in intimacy, so she tells you to try harder, to help out more, to apologize better, to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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We seek happiness and want to have fun. It’s just that there are all these things we need to get out of the way first. This is how the pursuit of happiness works—always dependent upon external situations and, therefore, always elusive and unstable. There is something far superior to happiness. We are only using words here and no word choice... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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The ego believes that becoming vulnerable makes you weak. There is this fear that other people will take advantage of you or will fail to take you seriously. To become somebody special or important, the ego would have you believe, you need to be assertive. You must never let your guard down. Trust no one. Attack first before you are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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There’s nothing wrong with mental positions. We spend our lives observing, studying, and perceiving the world. Naturally, the mind draws conclusions and has preferences. That’s just what the mind does. The problems arise when we try to form an identify for ourselves based upon those mental positions. When the mind forms a position, it tries to convince you that you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at Abscondo Now