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Why ‘Simply Awake?’

Simply Awake The real ‘difficulty’ of ‘waking up’ or ‘getting enlightened’ is just how simple it actually is but, how complicated we make it.  . Academic scholars have written endlessly, people argue about what the ‘right words are’ to describe it relentlessly, and there are thousands of teachers who seem to teach a torturous path […]

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Worthy or Unworthy?

Worthy or Unworthy? Whether I’m working with clients coming to me for psychological help, spiritual help or both, I notice a consistent pattern: everyone feels and believes themselves to be essentially unworthy.  On an ego level this is usually because they’ve started to notice themselves and feel inferior in comparison to others, or because someone […]

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What ‘My’ Enlightenment is for ‘Me”

One of the admins of one of the Facebook pages that I post on, is a respected master in another tradition, and he wanted me to answer the question above, plus give a history of my own path towards Enlightenment. He wanted a ‘step by step’ description of the process, which I immediately knew was […]

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Words, Words, Words…

This “Enlightenment Now” Blog is the first time that I’ve attempted to do a weblog on a regular basis, and is the most writing that I’ve done, since writing a book in the 2000s.  Though the blog is posted here, I also post it on other Facebook pages and groups.  The purpose is to learn […]

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Welcome to the World….Duality Doesn’t Exist Except That We Have to Live in It!

There are many teachers that get ‘orthodox’ about insisting that no one wakes up and that it’s all an illusion.  I would ask them, however, how successful they are about breaking out of the physical limitations of the so-called dualistic illusion?  Do they walk on water?  Is their body not subject to illness and death? […]

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Enlightenment Now: Three Essential Practices to Uncover Your True Nature

In my many years of spiritual practices, and the study of various religious and spiritual traditions, I find myself offering three basic practices to those who come to me for psychological or spiritual guidance: Meditation Practicing Presence (meditation in the midst of everyday life and activity) Thought-busting (challenging all thoughts for truthfulness) There are so […]

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Enlightenment Now: The Frailty of Being Human

In circles of those who think and talk about enlightenment, some of whom may even be enlightened, we often want to focus on the great, grand visions, the Oneness that is felt in meditation and other wonderful and glorious experiences.  However, it’s important to continue to experience everything, including the frailty of being human.  We […]

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Enlightenment Now: I Don’t Know

One of my favorite personal expressions is “I don’t know.”  If someone asks me ‘is that really true?’ about almost anything, I will say ‘I don’t know.’ There is wisdom in ‘not knowing.’  In reality, what humans consider ‘knowledge’ is usually expressed in words.  Words are a poor approximation of reality. If I ask myself […]

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Enlightenment Now: Ego – The Dead End of Personal Development

When developing the Ego (a set of thought and feeling processes usually involving the word-concepts “I” or “me” or “mine”) becomes the end of our personal and societal development, we end up in a world where everyone is mistakenly defending a ‘self’ and ‘my own interests.’  The result is the chaotic scenes we see everywhere […]

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