Before you read the rest of this blog, I invite you to take a few moments to relax. Close your eyes and bring your awareness to your breath, and then to the space between breaths. If there is noise in your external environment, just allow it to be as it is and recognize that there […]
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As a species, we are born with highly developed powers of mind. We use those powers — memory, imagination. projection, dissociation, interpretation — to create the stories that define our daily realities. But how we have defined ourselves is not the truth of ourselves. It is an illusion. In our daily lives, we use these […]
If what you really want is to discover the unconditional peace of your own nature—over and above any need to survive, to be in power, or to exercise control—then this requires a rigorous willingness to tell the truth and inquire into your own unconscious motivations. The desire to be in control, the illusion of being […]
“My resolution is that all being come to know itself as one being, and make peace. Peace within oneself, within the family, the larger community, nationally, internationally, and however else it may manifest. The smallest peace to the biggest. Love of peace is what brings us here.” When you are called home, when you are […]
In this time of global distress, individual awakening is increasingly urgent. Awakening is essential if we are to recognize the patterns of hatred and blame that go on within our own minds, and which in turn are reflected into the world. We can’t wait for anyone else to stop. Our own projections have to stop. […]
“The more you surrender, the more you are able to surrender. The mind grows stronger in its capacity to surrender.” Surrender is a great challenge. It’s a challenge that goes against the whole tide of conditioning. When you are ready to meet this challenge, you are finished with complaining about why and them and me […]
With all the activities our lives are dedicated to, it is easy and usual to overlook the fulfillment present in this actual moment. In service to our goal-oriented minds, we usually neglect to stop our internal chatter for even just a few seconds. When I use the word “stop” here, I am referring to internal, […]
“When there is a storm of challenging circumstances raging around you, do you know where to take refuge?” At this time many people across the globe are being challenged, whether by the specter of Covid-19, by racial tension, by political turmoil, or by natural disaster. These are challenging times and they are complicated times. Yet […]
When I use the word trust, or trustworthy, I am referring to what is always obviously here. Whatever comes and goes is ultimately not the truth.
One of the most powerful lines of self-inquiry is the question, What do I really want? In my experience of speaking with people, I have found that the discovery of what one truly wants can be a doorway to realizing true freedom.