The Living Question

An earlier article was entitled “Living the Question”. This current missive turns out to be more from the non-doer perspective, so to speak… In other words, there is no one living the question (no separate entity):   you are “being lived”. By what? By an ocean of light, of love… by Life… by that which…

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Some Notes on Self Inquiry

Self-inquiry is very simple. It is the simplest, humblest thing possible.   How Do not think, or look for steps or a “how”, or see it as a complicated process or practice through time, or a sophisticated philosophy. Self It is simply pointing to the fact that the end of the road is know who,…

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Never Not Not Two

Enlightenment There can be no enlightenment for a person. This is absolutely clear. So why worry about such a thing? It is a futile goal. Relax… “I”, as this (supposed) person was never enlightened, is not enlightened, and will never be enlightened. There is no enlightenment for any person. So why do so many pursue…

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Bespoke Meditation: The Alive Center of Being

A Meditation on Pure Beingness   “Thirty spokes has a wheel…” reads Lao Tzu*: the usefulness is the center, which still, silent, just as the usefulness of a pot is the empty space inside. The spokes are the sensations, perceptions and thoughts, which we take to be us, to be a “me”—the bodymind and world—we…

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Awareness Is Not Mind-Like

The Mind/Consciousness Distinction   This article was spurred by a question – one that has also been asked on my website, in social media, and in my meetings, and so apparently is an important one to address. It’s a critical distinction in any case. Consciousness is Not Mind-Like Q: What do you mean by seeing…

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The Continuity of Awareness

One of the most fundamental questions students of consciousness and awareness have is, “If awareness is universal or nonlocal, then what about deep sleep or during anesthesia? Doesn’t consciousness go off and on?” I would like to offer to you that there are no gaps in awareness. They are purely illusory. Time and space do…

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