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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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Self-confidence is all about believing we are better than others in some way. One person has a better body, another is a star at some sport, gifted in musical abilities, more educated or has more money than most people. So we cling to our strengths as our identity. Whatever the particular strength, we then convince ourselves that this is the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Abscondo Now
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Follow any illusion to its extreme and the result can only be war. War is, of course, destruction. Illusion will always be challenged with a different illusion—leading to a futile battle about which is right. When the war is over, the answer will always be neither. Peace can only be found in truth. Here there can be no conflict because... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Abscondo Now
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And if your truth is loving—expressed in a sensitive way with compassion and understanding—your relationships will live forever. This requires a daily practice to undo the violent communication patterns which are so normal in this world. One day not too long ago, there was a man who believed that, by protecting his wife from his truths, he was protecting her... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Abscondo Now
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Imagine you are looking at a pendulum in its natural, resting position—hanging straight down in accordance with the force of gravity. Let’s say you decide that it should be moved to the right, so you pull it. Now what happens when you let go? It swings directly to the opposite direction, goes back and forth for a while, then ultimately... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Abscondo Now
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In happiness, there is no cause and effect—there is only the question of love or not love. True understanding is impossible without love. Understanding flows from the decision to offer perfect love as our default thought system. When we are not committed to perfect love, we fail to listen without judgment. When we fail to listen, we fail to understand.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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This is my 365th daily post. After a year of trying my best to pass on spiritual truths which have transformed my life, it occurs to me that there is something very important that has been missing. I haven’t always deeply listened to you. The problem with social media is that there is no way to engage, one-to-one, in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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What is the economy but an external projection of all the ways we try to escape suffering? While media occupies our minds, the pharmaceuticals and other substances numb us. Then there’s the shopping and the restaurants. Let’s not forget about the real estate projects, the tourism, the psychiatry, the religion and so much more—all attempts to alleviate suffering through external... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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Until we learn to truly communicate, there is no relief from loneliness. No amount of social interaction and no new forms of technology make any difference. We can meetup, hangout, interact online, post and like all day long—and yet still something within feels empty, isolated and alone. This is just how the ego likes it. Separation is the foundation of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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So what, right? This sounds unexciting and not quite true to the ego. Why? Because the ego hinges on the very belief that the mind is what you are. Teaching the opposite is highly unpopular because it offends the ego and even threatens its dominance over you. So, the mind tells you to move on to other things—anything that teaches... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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When we shift our awareness away from the mind and toward the inner-body, extraordinary physical changes occur. The immune system becomes strong enough to prevent illness. The aging process dramatically slows. We feel good, look good, and our bodies function optimally even into old age. The normal process of aging, on the other hand, is to slowly become physically ill,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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There are no degrees to truth. No sides. No opposites. No compromises. If it is truth, it remains perfectly whole and real whether believed or disbelieved—stated or left unstated. Truth does not need our defense and is unaffected by debate. The purpose of aligning with truth is not to make it so; rather, to purify ourselves so that the blissful... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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The best spiritual teachings are those that, at first sight, appear to go too far. But it is only by attempting to go too far that we stand any chance of achieving even a healthy balance. If the intention is to completely undo ego—you will merely be left with an ego that is no longer acting as your worst enemy.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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We continue tomorrow and each day after that. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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The world cannot tell you who you are, nor can it make you happy. The external world doesn’t have that power. You do. Everything we most deeply desire originates from within. Our deepest desires are beyond form: love, wholeness, fulfillment, health, freedom, happiness, fun, and so on. Our minds are always trying to figure out what, in the external world,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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Non-judgment: We stop judging people, situations or events as good or bad. By conditioning the mind not to judge or label, we perceive the totality of what is rather than dwelling on the thought-form. Any consideration of good or bad leads to either attachment (to what is labeled as good) or resistance (toward what is labeled as bad). In truth,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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There are the ideas that originate from fear (which are false), and then there are the ideas that originate from love (which are true). How so? Fear is the emotion of ego—the mind’s excuse for insanity. No matter how sharp a fear-based idea may seem, it is ultimately of no value because it rests entirely upon misguided intentions. The agenda... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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Consider this irony: fear often drives us to live recklessly. Fearful panic leads to bad decisions, altered perceptions, creative paralysis, abusive relationships and all sorts of harmful behaviors that should more appropriate be considered reasons to fear rather than responses to fear. Let’s fearlessly expose the insanity of fear. Fear pretends to be necessary, pretends to be a rational response,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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You can listen to the full podcast here: Abscondo Podcast 64 Also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other Podcast Channels. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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To be spiritually unawake is to believe that what we are lacking inside can be fulfilled externally. With so much attention on so-called rational thought, we have forgotten that we were all born with perfect love within. All these cruel, insane lessons of sacrifice have tricked us into believing that we are incomplete—that love is not what we are; rather,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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“I cannot tell you anything that, deep within, you don’t already know.” -Eckhart Tolle Spirituality is beyond intellectual argument or rationalization. This is not mind-stuff. No external proof is needed and there is nothing the mind needs to grasp. Our minds have been conditioned by the so-called authorities of this world to believe that, if something cannot be grasped by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at Abscondo Now