There are nominally two aspects to reality…

There are nominally two aspects to reality. The silent awareness and the changing relative content. In dualistic life, all that is recognised is the changing aspect of reality. But at some point the mind discovers and identifies itself as the source and ground of silent awareness, and the egoic, dualistic identity is transcended. When this… Continue reading There are nominally two aspects to reality…

Nothing lasts for ever…

Nothing lasts for ever, but many things persist for a long time. So if your answer to unwanted experiences is to wait them out, then you could be enduring something for a long time, and that holding-out itself becomes a source of suffering. You must find the acceptance of each moment, every moment in itself.

A conversation with Maggie Gilewicz…

I recently sat down for a cup of virtual coffee with the delightful Maggie Gilewicz, PhD for her ORDINARY PEOPLE, ORDINARY AWAKENINGS podcast. We talked for a couple of hours about my (long) spiritual journey, both before and after awakening, and discussed some of the misconceptions and challenges facing the spiritual seeker and awakened being… Continue reading A conversation with Maggie Gilewicz…

The delusion known as ‘personhood’…

The delusion known as 'personhood' or 'self-view' persists until it starts to collapse under the weight of its own evidential unreality. At which point the true nature of self and reality, namely consciousness, becomes increasingly* and eventually* entirely self-evident. *Or: rapidly, immediately, suddenly, instantly… And of course the opposite can also occur: the consciousness-nature becomes… Continue reading The delusion known as ‘personhood’…

The beginning and end of this whole existence…

The beginning and end of this whole existence and the arena of 'The Work' and the unfolding of the so-called 'process of awakening' is this present moment. The past shows up here as memory, the future as imagination. Cognition, mentation, sensory arisings, all happen here. It's this now-ness, this such-ness that constitutes Reality. And liberation… Continue reading The beginning and end of this whole existence…