Unity vs Duality

Early on, silence and expression can seem opposed. For example, in a meditation practice, we may seek Yoga. Yoga Sutra 1 v2-3: Yoga is the complete settling of the activity of the mind. Then the observer is established in their own nature. Seeking a silent mind, we may rail against the mind’s constant expression. And yet that railing is the mind wanting to control. Or as Yoga puts it, aversion that leads to suffering rather than liberation. In an effortless practice, we allow the mind to do its thing – partly because the practice causes the physiology to settle and … Continue Reading…

Subjective vs Objective

The US election is highlighting one way changes are taking place in group consciousness that doesn’t seem to be clear for many people. John Oliver highlighted the issue in this recent commentary (some strong language) On Youtube Objective, physical reality is about things that can be measured and recorded. We call these facts. Observing people in the physical world as they respond to subjective states is objective. Thinking about why they acted that way is subjective. Subjective reality is our inner world – our thoughts, emotions, etc. Thinking about objective things is subjective. We call our subjective perspective things like opinions … Continue Reading…