Blog Articles

Recent blog articles on topics of interest to the author, or in response to questions.

Non-Duality is Not Idealism

By meestereric | Dec 9, 2018

Nor is it materialism…. But is it so obvious it’s not materialism? It will be obvious they are two sides of a mistaken coin, once…

Living For the Moment or In the Moment?

By meestereric | Dec 9, 2018

Journal missive from the balcony… another set of highly imperfect notes. I once said to a young friend who I let crash in my living…

"Earth Cradling Sky"

Dialogue With A Sage About A Depression: Don’t Hold On

By meestereric | Dec 2, 2018

In this article, after a brief discussion to set the stage, what follows is an email dialogue with a living sage* (whose identity will remain…

"Cloudspiration"

On Beyond Being Born

By meestereric | Nov 27, 2018

I make fun of birthdays (my “birthday” is today – this calendar date – when I’m writing this), calling them “Unborn Days”. To distill the…

My Personal Misery Trainer

By meestereric | Nov 4, 2018

Guy in running pants, with a clipboard, gets up in front the of a group in a hall. He’s taking the opportunity to make a…

Meditation: “Are We There Yet?”

By meestereric | Nov 4, 2018

The scene: a group in meditation. The teacher guides them to “Open their attention”, and “Simply be in awareness”, and observe, notice the thoughts going…

The Enlightenment Contest

By meestereric | Nov 4, 2018

The scene: a non-duality spiritual retreat, led my a teacher named “Francis” and his wife “Laura”. Someone gets up, in the evening, after the meditation…

On Beyond Cause and Effect

By meestereric | Oct 24, 2018

In practical mechanical affairs, cause and effect thinking can have utility. For example, your car suddenly loses power on the freeway. Using reason and your…

On Beyond Spiritual Bypassing

By meestereric | Oct 24, 2018

This article is not about showing you how not to do spiritual bypassing (or telling someone else how not to do it) but will make…

3P Brainwashing? A Response to Someone Distressed About a Family Member

By meestereric | Oct 24, 2018

I recently received this note from someone wanting some advice (“pick my brains”) about the Three Principles Psychology (3P), which I have written about in…

Kissing a Sweet Goodbye to The Three Principles

By meestereric | Oct 21, 2018

  From a recording: “If you’re listening to this in your car and you find yourself in a beautiful feeling, roll down your window, pop…

The Garden of Bliss

By meestereric | Oct 11, 2018

In the garden of bliss there are no formulas no principles only the sun blazing away unknown All to all sweet as infinite love has…

God Said STOP SEEKING Me

By meestereric | Oct 11, 2018

113. His disciples said to him, “When will the kingdom come?” “It will not come by watching for it. It will not be said, ‘Look,…

There Is No Such Thing as Enlightenment

By meestereric | Oct 3, 2018

I once heard the spiritual teacher (of Advaita, Non-duality) Francis Lucille tell his students (who he would rather refer to as “friends”): “Would you rather…

Beyond the Event Horizon of Thought

By meestereric | Sep 21, 2018

Definition: “Thought” – The energy used to form the contents of experience. At this point in my life I find it harder to avoid feeling and…

Notes on Prophets, Mystics, Sages, Philosophers and All That Good Stuff

By meestereric | Sep 20, 2018

Last night I watched an entertaining musical from the 70’s, Jesus Christ Superstar. I saw it when I was a kid. Very enjoyable music and…

The Reality of Universal Consciousness

By meestereric | Sep 19, 2018

Jesus said, “I shall give you what no eye has seen and what no ear has heard and what no hand has touched and what…

The Simplicity of Truth: A User Guide

By meestereric | Sep 4, 2018

One of interesting things about what we call spiritual truth, is how once you see a truth, how self-evident, obvious and simple it seems. “Duh,…

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