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A Question of Sentience: What is Conscious and Awake?

By meestereric | January 11, 2021 |

There is a different use of the word “sentient” than in the culture at large, one that clarifies an important distinction between consciousness and the outward behavior of a bodymind.…

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The End of Self Help

By meestereric | December 31, 2020 |

Given that this is the last day of the calendar year, and a friend and I were discussing the notion of “eschatological” yesterday (how religions sometimes have that apocalyptic element…

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The Effortless Way

By meestereric | December 25, 2020 |

If there were an effort, where would it come from? In a stream, there are eddies and currents, and though some of these little eddies spin like mad, caught behind…

Conjugation

Why Nonduality? Or, The Last Stop (to Freedom)

By meestereric | December 22, 2020 |

As I was puttering around the place with various projects this morning I was pondering: why be into nonduality? Why be interested? Why not just let it go and forget…

True Love and Relationships, Part 2: The Yoga of Relationships

By meestereric | November 24, 2020 |

This article is the second in a series about love and relationships (the first is here).      True love is never rejected. If you come from the right place, it…

Wisps of Freedom

On Beyond Depression

By meestereric | November 16, 2020 |

I was diagnosed with “clinical depression” 30 years ago or so, and told I’d be on Prozac (a popular SSRI antidepressant at the time) for the rest of my life,…

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Real Identity and Effortless Living

By meestereric | November 13, 2020 |

A short dialogue about identity and practices.      Hi Eric – I hope you’re doing well. I’m a 19 year old college student studying in [a city in the…

True Love and Relationships, Part 1

By meestereric | October 30, 2020 |

A series about non-dual love. This article is the first in a series about love and relationships. It may challenge your ideas about love, or it may serve as a…

Poem: You Are Singular (Guest Post – Thomas Stern)

By meestereric | October 30, 2020 |

It is deliciously simple: Your true identity is no identity. It is easy: You do not own a thing Nothing of what you see is yours You are not what…

"Night Vista"

Real Intelligence

By meestereric | October 13, 2020 |

It is an amazing and profound predicament the Western mind has gotten itself into, using the faculties of natural intelligence and consciousness to entangle itself into a corner about the…

On Beyond Politics: the Radical Truth

By meestereric | October 7, 2020 |

For several years I was a leader involved in community issues a larger city, in an urban area.  I had been asked and then elected to a position of leadership…

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On Beyond Unconscious Habits

By meestereric | September 15, 2020 |

What is the unconscious? How can we free ourselves from “bad” habits, and be more successful (however you define that) in life? These questions, which are interrelated, came up from…

On Beyond the Mind, Revisited

By meestereric | September 14, 2020 |

How to use the mind to get beyond the mind? This is a contemplation on freedom. Even that sentence is a bit deceptive: what do we mean, really mean, by…

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