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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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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 3 hours ago 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 yesterday at Abscondo Now
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First, there is the fear that you will never find what it is you seek. Then, there is the fear of losing it. All this for a happiness that is shallow and temporary at best. Insanity is continuing to believe that which a lifetime of experience has shown to be false. If happiness is just around the corner, and if... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Abscondo Now
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Love looks upon everyone and everything with open arms—ready to absorb it all into its vast oneness. Wherever love is resisted, still it patiently waits with limitless knowing and understanding. Wherever love is made welcome comes a flow of energy so liberating. And all is made right. We continue tomorrow and each day after that. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Abscondo Now
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We start movements, join causes, and we try to change the world. Yet even on those rare occasions when a battle is won, nothing ever seems to change. Throughout history, there have been countless revolutions. At first, the cause seems noble and promising. In time, the new leaders and their new systems end up just as oppressive and corrupt as... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Abscondo Now
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Nothing happens in your life that is not part of your individual curriculum. If something comes, then it is required and you are ready. Challenges bring change, but change is only the movement toward a natural balance. Knowing this, you can yield to a challenge rather than resisting it. Let it happen, knowing you will remain safe in the arms... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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In any situation, there is a true path. What prevents people from honoring it is the need to control. When we push things in the direction of where we think it should go, we are distorting the situation by not allowing it to be as it is. When we try to control perceptions, or to change a person, or force... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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The world convinces us that we are not good enough—that the game of life is about someday becoming good enough by learning more, achieving more, having more, looking better, and by being more right about everything. This is a very silly game. The more we try to add to ourselves, the more ridiculous we look. None of it makes us... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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The mind is always labeling and judging. Enjoyment is when we stop taking this seriously. Letting things be requires practice. We meditate. We practice present-moment awareness. We choose to align ourselves with the energy and thought system of love. We remain open. The mind still continues vying for attention. The thoughts never totally stop. But now you are aligned with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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You can listen to the full podcast here: Abscondo Podcast 68 Also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other Podcast Channels. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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The first path is brutal and impossible—but the world has been conquered by those who would force it upon us. The second path offers everything—but is only accessible to those who would choose to look with total faith beyond the terrible noise and the brutal threats of our conquerors. They will continue to control and attack, but we will always... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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What are we supposed to do about our desire? Are we supposed to get rid of it, eliminate it within us, subdue it or perhaps even fight against it? No, this is impossible. We said in the last lesson that if you want to get rid of something, you must first allow it to flourish. What is desire but the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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When we resist an experience, desire for it only grows. When we fight an impulse, it only strengthens. When we interfere in the lives of others, they only become more determined. When we say no to an opportunity, we become stuck. To do is to know. To allow is to teach. Now we follow our intuition. We do what excites... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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Arguments arise when we identify with a mental position. Someone attacks that position, then we defend it as though we are fighting for our survival. The drama that ensues is only the ego fighting for its survival. Pride is the belief that our mental positions are superior to others. A mental position can be about anything at all—beliefs, opinions, values,... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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Miracles are not difficult. They happen whenever we choose to heal ourselves and our relationships with love. To resist miracles, on the other hand, is difficult. This is a stubborn choice for pain over joy, specialness over union, illness over health, death over life, and illusion over truth. You would not make this insane choice, but your ego would. The... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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Specialness is an imaginary hell of our own creation, made up of everything we give value to that is not real. To prove our specialness, we attempt to form an identity rooted in externalities such as our accomplishments, our possessions, our beliefs, our looks, characteristics, or other details having to do with our life situation. While some of this is... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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You can listen to the full podcast here: Abscondo Podcast 67 Also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other Podcast Channels. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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Give fully in work to receive enough money. Give fully as a parent to receive the gift of wonderful children. Give fully in sex and romance to receive ecstasy. Give fully in kindness to receive kindness. But giving is not enough. Now we learn to receive just as fully as we give. By fully receiving each precious gift we are... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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Now you can relax. You can smile at other people’s drama—even the stuff directed at you—knowing it isn’t about you and doesn’t mean anything. Now you can feel safe. You can stop regretting the past or worrying about the future—even the serious stuff—knowing that if you are always present, then you are channeling all the power and wisdom of the... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2019 at Abscondo Now
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We have fought the system for centuries and have been ignored. We have engaged in our so-called democracies only to watch government corruption and oppression increase while the faces change. We’ve tried to ignore it. We’ve complained about it. We know the truth about it. Still nothing changes. But there is something we haven’t tried yet: a consciousness revolution. It... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2019 at Abscondo Now