The Experience

As readers of this blog know, I rarely talk about my own experience because it has little meaning without context. However, I write from experience unless I indicate otherwise. Today the experience came up in …

Awakening is not the End

In a forum, someone posted a teacher’s description of confusing experience with being and the actual shift from a me-sense to Self, otherwise known as Self Realization. However, the quote was full of absolute references …

Another Q&A 2

This is a continuation of  the conversation on the first Q&A. In this thread, the questioner was mixing dualism with advaita. This is a common error, resulting from confusing the experience or the description of …

Another Q & A

Sometimes, good points come up in responding to questions in various forums. Occasionally, I share them here with readers of this blog. Rather than trying to rewrite them into a typical format, I save them …

Gratitude is Happiness

This little clip on the “science of happiness” does a little test to demonstrate prior research (linked) on how expressing gratitude increases happiness. Maybe some embarrassment too. 😉 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHv6vTKD6lg They have a whole series on …

Dear Prudence returns

A few months back, I posted an interview with Dr. Prudence (Farrow) Bruns, the Dear Prudence of the famous Beatles song from India and sister of Mia Farrow. This month, they released her talk from …

Philosophy or Experience?

This came up in a non-spiritual forum and I thought it worth sharing here. I would suggest there’s a big difference between taking on a philosophical position that we’re all one and actually living it. …

Story Hiccups

Life is funny. Over time, the mind has the tendency to make stories about life, to make sense of the world. Sometimes those stories support us but sometimes, they get in the way of seeing …

Physics and Consciousness

I always enjoy seeing alignment between what I’ve seen in the dynamics of consciousness and in physics. I’ve mentioned physicist Nassim Haramein a few times here and on my other blog. He’s what you might …

The 16 Kalas

One model of the stages of life development or evolution is the 16 Kala model. I’ve heard teachers make reference to it but have never found a complete and reliable source. The below is a …

More Q&A, Part 2

< Part 1 My current perspective is that there are three primary stages or shifts in our relationship with consciousness. I mentioned them prior. Each has various ways of being experienced subjectively. Each has it’s …

More Q&A, Part 1

This arose in an interview forum as a response to questions. I thought it useful to share here. Edited slightly for context. Of course there can be Self Realization while karma is still in play. …