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A friend asks:

“Sometimes I get these feelings when I’m talking to someone, as if they’re hiding something, holding something back, or lying, but I don’t ask them about it because sometimes I read too much into things so I am left wondering. Could it be possible that I’m right or am I reading too much into it?”

There is only one certainty in life, and it is this:

Whatever you perceive is YOUR perception, YOUR translation, YOUR feelings. Perceptions are NEVER the actual “thing,” for lack of a better term.

In actuality, there IS no actual “thing,” only a perception of a “thing.”

So even if your friend saw some “thing” one way, you might see it a different way and BOTH WAYS might be “true,” again for lack of a better word.

Truth is relative only to the perceiver.

“Right” is relative only to the perceiver.

If you perceive that your friend is holding something back, then in your reality, that friend IS holding something back. But only in YOUR reality, not necessarily theirs.

So what does this tell you? Why are you giving yourself the impression (rightly or wrongly, it matters not) that your friend is holding something back? What does this have to do with YOU?

Remember, perception is always about YOU, even when you are perceiving what you believe to be someone or some “thing” else.

It is IMPOSSIBLE for you to read too much into it, for you will do what you will do. The question is why are you so obsessed? What does this mean to YOU?

So you are left wondering. Why is that a problem? Why, in your mind, do you need to resolve “things?”

Again, it is about YOU, right? It’s never really about the other person. Other people don’t really exist the way you think that they do. All you have is your PERCEPTIONS of other people, which are ALL based on YOU.

So you are entertaining the notion of “lying.” You are entertaining the idea of “mistrust.” You are saying to your self that perhaps “things” aren’t what they seem.

They never are.

I realize that I may not have answered the question in the manner you expected. These, too, are MY perceptions of what I think you expect of me. My perceptions of what you expect of me may not (in actuality) be what YOU expect of me.

So I shall give you an alternate answer, in case the previous does not work for you. Are you ready? Here it is.

“Don’t worry about it.”

Space Monkey

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Monkey Mail — Monkey Mind

I would say that Space Monkey more or less agrees with the 12 Laws of the Universe, but that we don’t NEED to subscribe to all of them. 10 out of 12 maybe. But only if we want. The way I describe it, Space Monkey is formed by the CONVERGENCE of beliefs, some of which, on the human level, may appear to conflict with each other. It’s like those picture mosaics made out of other pictures. If you were to look at just ONE of those pictures, it could be the most horrific scene, but if you squinted or stepped back maybe a million miles, you would notice that all those little pictures fit together into a big picture. It can be a pretty picture or an ugly picture, depending upon what you’re into.

That’s Space Monkey.

Now within this picture you would naturally find all kinds of monkey parts, and concepts such as the monkey mind fit in quite perfectly, as well as ideas like monkeys preceding humans but not being quite human, monkeys being used to test ideas that will eventually be employed by humans, monkeys as the first space explorers, monkey imagery throughout various religious doctrines, the curiosity of monkeys, monkeys being cute but also able to tear your face (identity) off . . . see no evil, hear, speak no evil . . . . scary circuses . . . evolution . . . the synchronicities go on and on, which is why it’s no accident that Space Monkey appears as Space Monkey.

All of these things together point to something, which is that you’re far greater than the human part of you thinks. Space Monkey is your intuition bubbling to the surface of your consciousness. And it says that despite what you may have been taught or told, your reality is your imagination. No more, no less.

So imagine that I am Space Monkey, you are Space Monkey, we are Space Monkey, one infinite being simply playing around with itself.

Thanks for asking!

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MonkeyMail — Self Obsession

This is like the car asking how it can get along without wheels. Within this experience you call “human,” self is what you are. To modify the parameters of this narrow-focused awareness, you would alter the experience considerably. You would no longer be “human” as you presently understand human to be.
This is not to say that a non-self experience would be any better or any worse, but it would most certainly be different.

Why do you no longer wish to be self-obsessed? Do you wish to be human or do you desire to be superhuman?

Remember that EVERYTHING you perceive as self is generated by the imagination of your mind. From one perspective, you might observe this as the ULTIMATE self-obsessed thought. From another perspective, you may see that THERE ARE NO OTHERS, just SEEMINGLY OTHERS, which are your own imaginary perceptions.
Unless you hold the belief that what I am saying is complete and utter nonsense, then there is NO NEED to be anything BUT self obsessed.

Do you DENY that everything you perceive is a product of imagination? This is how your seeming reality is created, so it would not surprise me.

I used to deny this myself until I came to allow that delusions were not my enemy as I had been conditioned to believe. Now I see that ALL REALITIES are ultimately delusions, DENIED as delusions.

I will repeat that.

REALITY is nothing but the DENIAL of delusion.

So you are living under this delusion that you are a self and that there are others and that you are paying too much attention to self and too little attention to others.

This is your reality. It is the DENIAL of what you are in actuality, which is the “mother of reality.”

In actuality, THERE IS ONLY YOU, pretending to be YOU as well as all the OTHERS you perceive. Then DENYING that you are pretending.

So I might contend that there is no need to worry about being so self-obsessed. You do ALL OF THIS for a reason. There are no mistakes.

Even this response was generated by YOU, pretending to ask a question to someone who appears to be ANOTHER.

But I am not another. I am you.
We are Space Monkey.

Hope this helps us. We are quite possibly the most self-obsessed monkey we know.

And we are thankful.

Space Monkey


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MonkeyMail — Sign of the Universe

to the blessed soul
who wrote this question.

The answer 
(if you believe in such things)
is simple.

EVERYTHING is a sign of the universe.


We place significance upon things
we are meant to place significance on.
We believe what we are MEANT to believe.

There are NO MISTAKES.

EVERYTHING is intentional.

In other words,
if you NOTICE something
it is a sign from the universe,
which is no more and no less

Though it may seem
like you notice a lot
(too much perhaps)
consider that
that you do NOT notice.

But that is just one monkey’s truth.
Yours may vary.

Space Monkey

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