On Beyond Online (Non-Duality) Group Meetings

Notes to mySelf… and anyone interested: Well it’s been fun … and am putting the online group meetings on hold while I go to the desert for a short, unpaid “sabbatical”, and do my monk thing, like the “Fathers of the Desert” … “hang out in the Unknown” as a wise man advised me once…

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The Meaning of Meaning (and On Beyond Religion)

If you’re happy and not worried, and absorbed in living, you’re generally not inherently concerned with the “meaning of life” question (although one might contemplate it for fun or to share with friends, like I am doing). Still, even if happy, one can have a “glimpse”, or more glimpses of reality that reveal more of…

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Why Survive?

I had a dream around 1997 that contained a revelation, where I saw that saw life as being happiness itself, and a permanent peace that resided within, beyond all thought, and in fact that it’s only an imagination of scary things, like a supposed death, that distracts us us into ignoring reality, or real nature.…

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Art and Freedom

Art and Freedom, The Art of Living, Love and Consciousness, True Freedom Sometimes the obvious is useful or helpful to state. I used to be an artist. That is, I identified with that sense of being one, of doing art, or, wanting to “be” an artist, as in a career or identity. Now I see…

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No Mind

The mind doesn’t actually exist. While it is useful to say, such as to a student of non-duality or of a spiritual path, that “mind” is defined as external sense perceptions, bodily sensations, and thoughts (which are in fact internal visual images, sounds, and sometimes the other senses like smell, taste, kinesthetic bodily sensations) the…

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The Heart of the Self (A Poem)

Use every moment to go deeper into the heart of the Self. It is always there. Hidden in the facade of the mind, the appearances of the moment, the people and problems of the world… How can the Self, absolute All, hide from itself … a miracle if there ever was one! Unveil it in…

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The Radical Journey of the Non-Dual Path

I have written before about how the non-dual understanding, or the living of it (the most or the essential thing) is the final stop on the “spiritual” journey. It’s the end of the road, because then, there is no seeker. It it the dissolution of the sense of a separate self, and the seeing through…

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Living The Question

I recently listened to a dialogue between a very earnest and long term meditator and spiritual teacher that went went straight to the heart of something very key on the living experience of knowing one’s true nature. It has been said that this is the last stage on the path and therefore the last pitfall…

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The Extraordinary Ordinary

Lately I’ve been experiencing a greater sense of connection within and without, that background of peace and happiness permeating daily life, whether alone or with people in public, or with the online group, or just anytime into life, and at the same time the wind going out of the sails of projects like writing a…

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The Infinite Heart

“When we have reached the outposts of the mind, we are ready for the journey to the heart.” ~ Francis Lucille, The Perfume of Silence In the experience of more and more opening, unfolding; in the loss of the illusion of boundaries that separate, a devolving of the filters of mind, there is an ease…

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