Enlightenment Now: Less Ego, More Love

This week, I’ll write about the transformation of the ability to love, and the continuing disintegration of the sense of a Personal Self today, as promised. At a certain point after awakening, once a lot of work has been done to ‘see through’ the thought-feeling schema that we call the Ego, and when once-secret Shadow […]

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Enlightenment: the Embodiment of Realization

When Awakening first happened, I considered it to be the end of a long spiritual search to know the truth of my own nature.  In the Mandukya Upanishad the Sanskrit phrase, transliterated as “Ayam Atman Brahman” brought me to the intellectual conclusion that This Individual Consciousness is the Divine Consciousness, which is the translation of […]

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The Only War Worth Fighting

Ordinary people know that generally wars aren’t worth fighting.  The military industrial complex makes lots of money, and we lose fathers, brothers, mothers, sisters, friends, and children.  About 20% of those lucky enough to make it back alive will suffer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The local populations who are being bombed and killed, usually […]

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Absolutely Ordinary

There are days when life is so absolutely ordinary, that I wonder if Enlightenment happened at all.  Enlightenment, however, is only recognizing what was always already here, inside and outside of ‘me.’  So, why would it seem extraordinary to know what has always been true? If I look at what has changed in the day […]

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The Sound of Silence

Aren’t you sick of all the mental ‘noise’ in the world yet?  In a world of constant talk: texting, tweeting, voicemail, blog posts, news headlines, email, and what remains of faxing and paging….relief is available in Silence.  Deeper than the level of the chatter of your mind, lives your truest essence: Silent Being.  Moving from […]

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What is the Awareness Looking Through Your Eyes?

Try asking the simple question ‘What is the Awareness looking out through my eyes?’  The transformation that’s possible is astounding. After awakening, in 2001, I remember standing at the corner of 43rd and 10th Avenue in NYC outside of La Madeleine, waiting to go into a birthday party for a friend.  I asked myself where […]

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7/10/2017 No Past, No Future

7/10/2017 Part 2 This moment, you have no past and no future.  There’s no world and no you.  There is simply I AM.  What is it that’s aware of every thought, emotion, and physical sensation.  That’s “I AM.”  What is unchanged by every thought, emotion and physical sensation?  That is “I AM.”  What, accessible to […]

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Surprise!

7/11/2017 Surprise.  One of the benefits of being Awake is that things surprise me from time to time.  With no particular expectations, almost everything is a surprise.  The weather is different than what was predicted (surprise!?!).  The news stories we were told were true, aren’t true.  (Surprise?!?)  The diet that was sold to you ten […]

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