What is real?

This was part of a discussion on what is real. The way I see goes like this. We are consciousness. Pure, unbounded, silent, transparent consciousness. The only reason this is hard to grasp is that we try to experience it in our habitual ways – through the mind & senses. But how can something silent and transparent be perceived?  It cannot. We can only remember it. We are That. Consciousness, being everywhere, experiences Itself. The process of that experience creates mind. A field created by the relationship of Self with Itself. Note that the mind is not the subject nor … Continue Reading…

Ripe for Waking

Many people are very ripe for waking and waking up is now very easy. The problem for many long term on the path is that they are seeking their ideas of what enlightenment is. They are using their mind to seek what is beyond mind and these expectations are getting in the way. Self is very simple, natural, quiet. So sometimes, an event comes up to shake us loose. Or the perfect things is heard. Or there is a teacher/vehicle that comes along and says – there it is. But really its usually a combination of things. And then the … Continue Reading…

Fullness and Resistance

In recent explorations of the human growth and development cycle, it became apparent to me that each stage of the growth spiral requires a release. A letting go. Letting go of the group to become the individual, letting go of dependency to become self-responsible, letting go of individuality to rejoin the whole. This cycle is reflected at various stages, such as the child letting go of the mother and the teenager breaking away from parents. Thus, the growth cycle is about defining who we are uniquely, then rejoining the whole. Soon, it becomes apparent that everything is either fullness or … Continue Reading…

Adya on completion

“There is a saying in Zen, “When the realization is deep, your whole being is dancing.” For realization to be complete it has to hit on 3 levels – head, heart, and gut. You can have a very clear enlightened mind, but your being won’t be dancing. Then, when the heart starts to open along with the mind, your being starts to dance. Then everything comes alive. And when your gut opens up, there is that deep, deep, unfathomable stability where that opening, who is you, just died into transparency. You are dancing – the emptiness is dancing.” — AdyaShanti, … Continue Reading…