Allowing vs Indulging

Many teachers speak of the art of Allowing. Being OK with what is. Being present in the moment. Surrender. Let it be. Self acceptance. Forgiveness. Much of our life, we have learned to use effort …

Sat Chit Ananda

Sat Chit Ananda, a description of fully established enlightenment Self Realization. Literally, it means Absolute Consciousness Bliss, or in proper English, Absolute Bliss Consciousness. This is the experience even in established first awakening. We are …

Underwater unknown

The TED talks have some real gems. I’m mentioned others here before. In this talk, David Gallo shows some recent underwater footage, some from the deep sea, some from shallow waters. We’re talking Times Square …

Choice by Attention

“Each of us literally chooses by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit.” — William James in The Principles of Psychology

Time Comes

It is interesting to see how the media is evolving. In the ’70’s, I used to explore large magazine and book shops, trolling for articles (ideas). Nowadays, while the media corporations consolidate and target lowest …

imageless

Yes, I will return to posting images with the content. I am simply working to catch up. We could say its a reflection of the silence…

The Source of Confidence

Shilpan wrote a popular article about building self-confidence, using Forrest Gump as a model. In a discussion in comments, Jean Browman drew out a point I had not considered before. From whence arises confidence? She …

10 steps to Achieving

In Self Effort, I reviewed the value of correct effort in accomplishing our goals. There is an old saying, well begun is half done. This is the key to productive action and rich results. Stepping …

Gangaji Retreat

This weekend, I completed 7 days of silence (well, 5.5) on a retreat with Gangaji. Although I did not stay in residence as I lived nearby, it was very restful and I went deep into …

Choose Peace

One of the skills we lack in our culture is an understanding of peace. We are surrounded by examples of people who demonstrate the ego’s need to be right. The ego makes itself right by …

The openings

Received a newsletter today from Nirmala. It had excerpts from several recent eBooks that nicely touch on different stages in the awakening process. On the approach to awakening: “You may think it matters what happens. …