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Paradox of Presence

The majority of the world lives inside their head. We are programmed as children from a very young age to accept the labels we are taught to believe as being a truth.  When we name, claim, and label appearances we become separate from the appearance as labeling creates a specific object and a name for the object. …

Lenses of Maturity

How do we determine human maturity?  Is there something more than the usual lenses of maturity (physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, intellectual) we use to gauge this process? Who or what decides? Do you ever give this any thought or attention? I’ve turned the concept of maturity upside down over the decades while looking for the end of …

Understanding

Believing you are a person with a brain/mind who thinks and understands that nothing can be known or understood is not the same as realizing there is no one and no brain/mind to think or understand, or not think or not understand. And…it’s not possible to lose your brain/mind as you don’t have a brain/mind to lose. …

Self-Inquiry

Self-Inquiry is the practice of directing focused attention to thoughts and objects, to the fundamental consciousness of being.  We experience this beingness as ‘I am.’  Practicing self-inquiry we question the nature of all beliefs including  “I am a separate being, with a separate awareness and consciousness.” The inquiry process appears to rattle or jolt the human brain/mind …

Essence of Life

The essence of all life, of all appearances, is not separate from perceiving and sensating. In other words, we apply our mental beliefs and concepts to what is a raw and unfiltered moment or appearance to create reality. When we embrace life with a prayer or intention of not knowing, we seem to drop into vulnerability, rawness, …