I enjoy observing and questioning many aspects of life.
Doing so of course can be very dangerous to the mind, which could become unstable when it realizes that there are very few real answers to most of the more serious/deeper questions about life.
It can be destabilizing to the mind if it comes to understand that most of the answers that it thinks it knows, are incorrect and need to be thrown out in order to be honest with one’s self. With nothing to cling to, the now liberated mind may become frightened by its own freedom.
Clear Mind can feel like a free-fall from a high cliff if it allows any type of fear into that open space.
If this were to happen however, Warm Heart will allow you to float safely around that open space and to finally land in a new way of life.
Clear Mind can be the most healthy, satisfying, and honest way to care for the mind and to live life itself.
Clear Mind can bring profound peace to a mind filled with turmoil.
To deeply contemplate life, and Be quietly meditative with life, are both ancient ideas that have been the foundation of much that is worthwhile.
When one takes this journey into the depths of consciousness you learn to throw out all of the useless erroneous thoughts in order to dwell in the Living Present.
If the mind is not in the present Now moment where is it?
In most cases it is thinking about the past, future, or some other fantasy, none of which exist in this moment except as a figment of the imagination.
Many ways have been developed to keep the mind clear and present.
Anyone who uses these practices will benefit in their life. Those that have received this benefit usually start to live a simpler more peaceful life. Because of this change all life on earth benefits.
The earth and all of life receive the greatest gift of all when you keep a Clear Mind and a Warm Heart.
Warm Heart imbues Clear Mind with the golden glow of compassion, kindness, and care for all life.
Warm Heart helps keep the mind free of fear.
Fear is at the root of all hatred, aggression, and greed. These passions spawned of fear, cloud the mind and cause much of the suffering in our own lives and on the entire planet.
Love on the other hand cares about other people and other life forces, uses cooperation to live peacefully on earth with others, and enjoys giving and sharing.
A Clear Mind has Peace.
A Warm Heart has Love.
These are the most important teachings and have been passed on by wise people in the hope that someday humanity would finally see the need to practice them.
Can we see the need now?
Can the earth and all the life forms on it survive much longer without putting these ideas into practice?
How much more suffering can we inflict on ourselves and others before we have had enough?
Simple human kindness towards all life is a simple answer to many of the worlds problems.
I have spent many years in wonder, amazement and awe, contemplating life. That led to the profound understanding that we really do not know anything for certain about life except perhaps that it and everything you think you know is rapidly changing at this very moment and there is nothing that you can really hold on to or be certain about. This is one of the truths of life and if you can come to peace with that truth, you find that you are reborn into a new world.
Most of the time that we are awake(?), we are running some kind of dialogue, or reliving some past event, or envisioning a future event in our head. Doing that prevents us from being in the here and now. These inner dialogues and inner mental visuals hypnotize us into seeing a world that really is not here. It’s a world made up of all the “Crap” you received throughout your life from almost everyone else in their tranced state, as well as your own experiences and thoughts. (“Crap” is a technical term that refers to all the programmings, indoctrinations, dogmas, life views, past experiences in short every thing you think,everything you think you know, and every belief you cling to about life).
That world we make up, is an illusion we keep going because we just cannot stand the truth, which is we really don’t know anything for certain. This thought scares most people so much, if they even get near it, that they just keep the illusion going at whatever cost.
This new world you see when not in a trance is not such a mystery or scary. It is the world of “chop wood, carry water” that is always here when we are not tranced. It can be a very life full and peaceful space.
Science. politics, religion and daily life are filled with ideas that are always changing yet claiming stability. If anything is known for certain they should be able to prove that what is known is known for certain.
Can they do this? No.
So why base our lives on these deceptions? Some of these ideas can be useful at times but always keep in mind that things change over time and so can the mind. What is considered fact one day can be found erroneous the next.
The personal situations in past time that influenced what is now, can at times be spoken of, if need be, to give an example perhaps. But, it must be said that anything spoken of in this manner would be framed as a story, stories put us back into a trance state and it would be a story about truth, not the truth.
This life has been/is a terrible struggle, with many personal failures, falls and shortcomings. Having to pick up and start over again and again. This life has been/is the most wonderful, beautiful, and unexpected of events. It is a real privilege to have experienced life as a human. What was learned from all of that is shared here, as simple and straightforward as possible.
Clear Mind: No “CRAP” in the head to filter and frame life through. No safety net to fall into. A mind that is truly free and open. This truth will make you free.
The brain needs to slow down its frequency with meditation or some other calming practice in order for it to be calm and satisfied enough with the present moment to be in the present moment and not wandering elsewhere.
Having an open mind goes hand and hand with this and as many people have heard, ” the mind is like a parachute, it only works when its open”.
Warm Heart: Loving, compassionate, caring about all life as much as you care about yours, caring about yours too, treating others as you would like to be treated, harmless, helpful, and non-aggressive.Bring and Be Peace on Earth.
This means: NO killing no matter what the excuse, including any excuse used for war, especially ones like God or Jesus, or Whoever,told me to, or that it was O.K. to do so.
Oh! By the way, in this writers opinion, if you kill and terrorize 180,000- 800,000? innocent people, who were mostly women, children, the old and infirm, you are not made less evil, less of a terrorist, or less of a mass killer yourself by calling someone who has killed 3-4,000 innocent people, evil,a terrorist or a mass murderer, in other words there is no excuse for killing others, even if it’s done by proxy. The one exception to this rule,may be the defense of innocents or maybe your self? against the violent aggression of attackers. Even then this exception must be very carefully considered in the way it is applied.
No stealing. Although theft done by the poor due to inequality is at least understandable, that done worldwide, by politicians in the name of recovery and whatever else they can come up with, bankers in the name of anything they can think of, real estate agents who sell this earth to the highest bidder when this earth is given to all life freely, oligarchs, businesses, including the stock market, huge corporations, and such, with a list of theft and human abuse too long to mention and any other type of theft perpetrated on people is not. Massave amounts of money are usualy made by hurting people, other animals or the earth. Life on earth does not require all the junk and waste man makes and sells.
The world is on the brink of disaster and many have tried again and again to help humanity live on this planet with grace.
So far, We have not succeeded!
It would help if the people responsible for this world wide crash and other disasters with all the trouble and deaths they have caused were rounded up and dealt with as the criminals they truly are instead of giving them more money. It can only be assumed that those who have the authority to do so are owned by those same criminals.
Do the same criminals own the christian church?
It seems that the message of Jesus was one of love and peace, after all they call him the “Prince of Peace” . Yet someone has managed to convince whole nations and their peoples that killing millions of people “in “His” name” is fine with “Him”, even though in the end he told Peter to put up his sword. What can be more clear than that?
Are all the war crimes and mass murders committed in the past years “His” fault? Is “He” still the great scapegoat for everyone?
Didn’t he do enough already?
His simple message of love and peace has been perverted into a religion that is used by governments, churches, power seekers and others to control and steal from people.
These same criminals are at the root of the worldwide disasters that are occurring and so much more and yet they are still in charge of the world. They need to be dealt with as any other thief or murderer is dealt with.
If we as a society do not demand this justice for all of those who cannot then we are accessories to the crime knowingly or not.
Just because the people involved are powerful or rich does not mean that they should get away with the world wide mayhem they have caused with their greed and aggression.
Speak out, do whatever you can to convince the people around you to give up the lies that these crooks have given you as truth.
If we cannot begin to see each other as human beings, all with the same needs, no matter what race, religion or lack there of, nationality, sex, gender, or other divider and cooperatively and equitably work out a new arrangement for ourselves soon, there will be nothing left of us but food for the jackals and wolves, if the earth is that fortunate. It could end up being much worse. Perhaps the nuclear Armageddon that many of the christian sects want to happen in order to force Jesus to come again or someone pushes a button because they are mad or crazy.
This planet could still be a wonderful place to spend a few years or a hell hole, the choice is yours. Heaven and hell are not places you go to after you die! They are states of being. They travel with you through life.
Heaven is truly found when you have or are cultivating love and peace in your heart, here and now. It is then carried with you where ever you go, even into the future. It works the same way with hell. The words heaven and hell are used here as convenient designators of the places or states of being in us and around us we create with our actions and thoughts. Just as God could be used when meaning the life force and intelligence that obviously pervades all of life in the universe and beyond.
The posts that appear on this site attributed to peter are a mix of new posts and older material that was first published on the web site yeshuha.com. Any post that has a “y” at the end was first published on that site. For those of you that have ended up on yeshuha.com, .org, or .net over the years or are newly redirected here, thank you for visiting.
I moved the old personal site to this shared space in the hope of making the yeshuha posts more visible. The reason that I chose the name yeshuha for the old site and peter for the new writings will be made clear over the next few posts. People that visited the old site know there is more to come, but don’t know about the new parts of the “story” that will be revealed. New visitors will be surprised by the “story” itself and by the fact that I said story is not the truth because it is the past or imagination. Story is not the truth but it can be about the truth, especially if it actually happened to you. A road sign that warns you about the curve ahead is not the road, you don’t drive over it, but they sure help you navigate that real road.
The “story” is very personal and I do not gladly post it on line. I have lived my life very privately similar to a monk without a monastery. The only reason it is posted is in the hope that it will help other people in some way. It also explains where i got some of the ideas written about in the post titled “The Secret of Life” found on this site.