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Integration of Awareness and the Individual Life

Once we discover that Awareness is our True Nature (not some identity composed of thoughts that we call the ‘ego’), it can be quite an upset to our way of life.  While the discovery that Awareness is who we are may take considerable time and energy, it is not the end of the process that […]

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Awareness Is

Awareness Is The great joke about waking up is that there isn’t actually anyone to wake up and nothing for the mind or ego; and awakening or enlightenment is undefinable in verbal terms.  Awareness awakens to Itself.  Awareness is that which looks AND that which is seen. Awareness looks out of these eyes at a […]

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When Awakening Happens

When Awakening Happens When Awakening happens, one realizes the big joke…there is no one to awaken, and there is only a condition of being part of a Mystery.  Words can never describe what the Mystery is.  Try as teachers have through many thousands of years, even the best teacher can only ‘fail better this time […]

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The Core Discovery that Heralds Awakening

Once you’ve had enough practice at meditation, staying Present, and seeing through thoughts so that you know that you are NOT thoughts, it’s time to explore what you really are.  If, in meditation, you’ve reached the ability to experience Silence and Stillness, you can ‘sit’ in that awareness for a good length of time. If […]

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Releasing the ‘Me’ into Silence

Releasing the ‘Me’ into Silence One thing that I’ve noticed lately is that although a ‘self’ no longer exists, the ego-mind’s lone remaining trick is to keep the body-mind tied up with MUSIC now, of all things.  Music! with all of its abilities to affect ‘my’  moods. This has been going on for a long […]

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Our Mind’s Ability to ‘Lay Waste’ to Our Lives

Our Mind’s Ability to ‘Lay Waste’ to Our Lives. How many times have we seen our minds make a totally incorrect evaluation of something going on in the present, or about to happen in the future?  How many times have our minds stopped us from doing some productive, fun, or wonderful spontaneous action that arose […]

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Who IS Jonathan?

Who IS Jonathan? One of my Facebook friends suggested that I was ‘teaching’ too much and not letting people know the human side of who Jonathan Labman is.  So, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to try to answer that question. In previous years, I’d have answered with biographical and statistical details: 5’10” […]

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Infinite Mystery

A recent interaction with one of my gurus (currently alive) has left ‘me’ puzzled and looking at the search for ‘awakening’ and ‘enlightenment’ in a whole different way.  I think I got addicted to the approval of teachers, so I have wandered around for the last 45 years looking for it.  Now that I’ve got […]

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Nothing, Everything

Nothing, Everything In the Stillness, chimes sing, notes sound, clocks tick. I Am perception: perceiver, perceived, perceiving: collapse Into Essence when no thought’s intruding. Then nothing sustains the illusory “self” and Self is imploding. No seer, no seen, so just seeing. No inside, no outside: just being. Nothing and everything: disappearing.

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The Peace that Passes Understanding

The Peace that Passes Understanding In the Christian New Testament, we find reference to ‘the peace that passes understanding.’  When I was heavily involved in Christianity, I had an intellectual understanding of what this meant but, no visceral, actual experience of it.  It took ‘waking up’ through the Eastern spiritual traditions to really understand this […]

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