What do I mean by Simply Awake? My license plate says “AWAKEN U” on it. When people ask, I tell them that it has three meanings: “wake up, drive the car, stop texting on your phone, and stop tailgating me,” “wake up to the psychological truths of your life,” and “wake up to your True […]
It’s odd and unusual to have a day with no plans. Today is such a day. Who was I yesterday? The Absolute and only That. Who am I today? The Absolute and only That. Tomorrow? The same. Truly, none of us has any idea what the next moment will bring, let alone the next day. […]
Disappearing into Perceptions and Inner Silence One of the simplest practices for understanding the deepest part of our nature, in my experience, is disappearing into perceptions. My favorite way of doing this is to stop paying any attention to thoughts appearing in my mind (or, sometimes in my case, it’s music or songs appearing) and […]
Sometimes great lessons come in unlikely forms. Maya, my Australian Blue Heeler dog, came to live with us about 8 years ago. She’s taught me a lot about love, Presence, and the fact that Being comes in all forms. Maya brought play into my life at a time when there was a lot of grief. […]
Greenlighting (radical self-acceptance) is a great practice for freeing up enough energy to realize the Self. It’s not so good at helping with the transformation away from the control of the ego and into the union with the Beloved after awakening. Who really wants to be at the mercy of all the old ego and […]
Can you imagine there is no permanent “I” to have another life (if reincarnation is real)? That is the promise of being awake to the Truth of what you actually Are.
Where are you going in such a rush? Why hasten away from this Moment, when it is the only place you live, breathe and touch Eternity?
Today it rains, the senses full with damp, wet, coolness. Perceiving happens but, there is no one perceiving. If you relax your mind you will find that at the deepest level of existence there is no one home but Consciousness Itself, or what some call the Holy Spirit. Doubt it if you will but, better […]
The only use for the concept of ‘past’ is to learn from our mistakes. Otherwise, no point living there anymore, it’s gone. The only use for the future (as a concept) is to make cursory plans, lightly held. Otherwise, no point living there anymore, it hasn’t arrived. Living in the present is where the learning […]
When nothing’s happening, you don’t need to ‘make something happen.’ Just enjoy the peace and quiet. We are, after all, human beings, not human racket-making machines or human doings.