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Alone or All One

Alone or All One

Alone or All One It occurred to me today that when we human beings speak about feeling or being alone, what we mean is that our ego-minds are isolated within ourselves and they end up chattering to themselves.  No one else hears the contents of our minds, except us,...

Integration after Awakening: Deconstructing So-Called ‘Truths’

Integration after Awakening: Deconstructing So-Called ‘Truths’

What happens to you when it dawns on you that what you are is more than your mind and its ideas of itself?  When you discover the Awareness or Consciousness that you are, how does it change the way you live? Since thoughts aren’t the interpreters of reality, they will...

Integration of Awareness and the Individual Life

Integration of Awareness and the Individual Life

Once we discover that Awareness is our True Nature (not some identity composed of thoughts that we call the ‘ego’), it can be quite an upset to our way of life.  While the discovery that Awareness is who we are may take considerable time and energy, it is not the end...

Awareness Is

Awareness Is

Awareness Is The great joke about waking up is that there isn’t actually anyone to wake up and nothing for the mind or ego; and awakening or enlightenment is undefinable in verbal terms.  Awareness awakens to Itself.  Awareness is that which looks AND that which is...

Radiant, Clear, Still

Radiant, Clear, Still

These are three words that could be used to describe the Transcendent.  Out walking the dog this morning, our normal ‘green tunnel’ of trees that meet overhead (now bare and brown in winter) had been transformed by an overnight snow storm.  The sky was a radiant,...

The Spontaneous Act

The Spontaneous Act

The Spontaneous Act Some time ago, I discovered that my actions are nearly always spontaneous.  There is a vibration (skanda, in Sanskrit, I believe) in the body that comes from Awareness Itself and moves outwards towards an action.  Creating my recent book was such...

When Awakening Happens

When Awakening Happens

When Awakening Happens When Awakening happens, one realizes the big joke…there is no one to awaken, and there is only a condition of being part of a Mystery.  Words can never describe what the Mystery is.  Try as teachers have through many thousands of years, even the...

Awake or Not, You’re Still in a Body

Awake or Not, You’re Still in a Body

I just finished writing a book and was looking for inspiration to share in a post.  There wasn’t much to be had!  When you or I are uninspired and tired, it’s better to rest. Remember that Brahman/Emptiness/The Radiant Darkness/The Mystery, has taken form into, as,...

The Core Discovery that Heralds Awakening

The Core Discovery that Heralds Awakening

Once you’ve had enough practice at meditation, staying Present, and seeing through thoughts so that you know that you are NOT thoughts, it’s time to explore what you really are.  If, in meditation, you’ve reached the ability to experience Silence and Stillness, you...

Releasing the ‘Me’ into Silence

Releasing the ‘Me’ into Silence

One thing that I’ve noticed lately is that although a ‘self’ no longer exists, the ego-mind’s lone remaining trick is to keep the body-mind tied up with MUSIC now, of all things.  Music! with all of its abilities to affect 'my'  moods. This has been going on for a...

It’s Quite Simple, You Know?

It’s Quite Simple, You Know?

A friend recently pointed out how very complicated we make ‘waking up.’ He said that if the ego doesn’t have to ‘struggle’ for something, the ego doesn’t think it’s worth anything.   I have found this to be true in interacting with my students regarding ‘waking up.’...

Teacher and Students?

Teacher and Students?

It is said that “”When the student is ready, the Teacher appears?” Is the opposite also true, “When The Teacher Appears are the Students Ready?”   Here, a teacher has appeared!  Students?