Awakening to the true nature of all appearances, of beingness, appeared here in 2011 and the beliefs of existing as a personal self named Anita faded. All the words and phrases of the English language were not adequate to speak of this timeless, edgeless, seamless beingness, this vastness of no-thing appearing as every-thing.
The writings on this site are varied and include the nondual perennial wisdom teachings that impacted how I think and feel, in a positive way. I’ve written about the many benefits of a daily mindfulness and meditation practice, a dedicated practice of self inquiry, and my impressions of the Perennial Wisdom Teachings, an early nineteenth-century phrase pointing to the falseness of a separate and personal self. All these practices and teachings opened and shifted my thinking, my observations, and my gut reactions to life itself. Eventually, in December 2011, the relative beliefs about what I am, about life, about what is appearing, dissolved into an infinite and edgeless pool of infinite love and surrender.
These essays and posts reflect the core truths woven through all the major wisdom teachings of the world and point to the non-existence of a separate and personal self.
Only he who loses his life will find it. – Jesus of Nazareth
The essential Understanding is that in reality, nothing is. This is so obvious that it is not perceived.
– Wei Wu Wei
Whoever discovers the true meaning of these sayings will never die: Let the seeker not stop seeking until he finds. And when he finds, he will be greatly troubled. And after he has been troubled, he will be astonished, and he will reign over the All. -Jesus of Nazareth (Gospel of Thomas)
Here is just emptiness. There is no getting my ego out of the way, and all that stuff. There is just seeing, shining in great brilliance and clarity. – Douglas Harding
The ultimate mystery of being is beyond all categories of thought. – Joseph Campbell
The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me: my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love. – Meister Eckhart