Nothing in this world can make us happy. No thing, no experience, no worldly success; not even the most lovingly intimate and beautiful relationship can make us happy. Only our choice to stop and simply Be, in this present moment, the silent stillness of pure awareness leads to the gradually dawning realisation of Truth, the … Continue reading I AM is Happiness Itself
Our response-ability is simply to make the choice of what we nurture with our attention. When we choose to turn our attention within, into and as our very Self – which is pure awareness – the power of awareness does everything needed to manifest our lives as expressions of peace, happiness and unconditional love. The … Continue reading Outshining – the ultimate key to freedom
Fear manifests in several ways, from the natural life-saving fear of the consequences of stepping in front of an oncoming bus to the fear of death. Mostly we tend to think of fear in the context of worldly events, fear of losing something or someone, fear of the consequences of our actions or inactions, … Continue reading Living free from fear
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Despite claims by some therapeutic disciplines such as hypnosis and NLP, mind-personality cannot reprogam itself. Mind cannot reprogram mind. All such efforts produce at best a surface effect that is eventually undone and overwritten by the re-emergence of remaining deep programming that mind therapies cannot reach. Only Divine Consciousness can permanently reprogam mind ...
I had an interesting experience recently when I visited a cafe with a close friend for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown began and I become ill with that virus.
We practice Mindful Releasing from the assumption that who and what we are is the embodiment of unconditional love and the already and always free Consciousness of Being. The truth is that, as Divine Consciousness, we are already free from suffering, already free from every form of bondage.
Your dark, subconscious personality lives outside of everyday awareness and is often called "The Shadow" – a name coined by the psychologist Carl Jung. To be completely free from the emotions of apathy, grief, fear, lust, anger and pride that compose your dark personality, it is essential to first discover that you are not your … Continue reading Dark Personality
“Having a daughter does not make a decent man. Having a wife does not make a decent man. Treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent man.” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Until we awaken from our sleepwalking slumber party – the experience of life for many – we usually either indulge our judgements of other people as being right or wrong, good or bad (for example, acting them out through road rage and domestic violence), suppress them, or attempt to change and get rid of them.
Sri Ramana Maharshi said that he gave the location of the Heart in the right side of the physical chest for those who were still identified with their body. He was clear that in absolute reality our mutual One-Self cannot be located, limited, or confined to a single place in the body.
When this body had travelled around the Sun 17 times, I pondered the fact that it is impossible to imagine nothing. Now, a few more trips around that shining orb later, I marvel and stand in awe of the fact that it is impossible to imagine who and what I am ...
The core paradigm shift is from thinking that you are inside your body, to the felt knowing that your body is inside of you. This shift of perception is the truth that lies behind the old teaching story of "Before enlightenment chop wood, carry water; after enlightenment chop wood, carry water.
I've noticed a tendency in some people to think they are "telling the truth" to others when in fact it is just their ego speaking. I'm not referring only to the vile abuse prevalent on some social media sites but to many live interactions I've had with people, male and female.
Clairvoyance is the experience of having a vision of a future event before it happens in the physical world. It is not necessarily a vision of what will happen but rather a vision of what could happen – a possibility.
The Sacred Heart meditations are meditations that guide you into relaxing and resting into the feeling of Being ... which will bring about the fulfillment of all desire (wanting) and the end of poverty consciousness.
A natural, unforced confidence is the essential ingredient in all healthy relationships and all inner and outer achievement. In life few things are certain but one thing I do know for sure that you can tap into the source of natural self-confidence.
Some people believe, and even teach, that "we cannot recover from grief but can only learn to live with it". This, in my experience and a few others I know, is utter nonsense. And a gross disservice to anyone struggling to come to terms with, and heal from, their grief.
The simple principle of letting our thoughts and emotions be as they are, is incredibly powerful – if we then turn our attention within to the silence our mutual Heart-essence.
All negative emotions arise from a prior thought whose origins lay somewhere back in our past. But trying to "think our way out" of these powerful emotions never works. So instead of thinking, one of the most effective, albeit paradoxical, ways to release these feelings is to feel the feelings fully and completely.
The single greatest factor that holds most of us back from being the person we would love to be, who lives the life we would love to live ... is FEAR. And when it comes to our intimate relationships, fear can raise it's head big time.
Desire for the pleasures of the world was called by Buddha "the root of suffering". In my experience this is absolutely true. However, what is often missed is that desire has two sides to it: wanting and aversion.
There's been much talk and much writing about "the power of now" since 1997 when Eckhart Tolle wrote his book of the same name, and even more perhaps about "the power of awareness" since 1952 when Neville Goddard brought that term into the world via his classic book.
True devotion is choosing to rest attention into, and ultimately as, the silence of our mutual One Heart. To live in freedom we must consciously choose to love our Heart-Self, whose nature is freedom, more than we want the pleasures of the world.
The physical world is malleable, like clay, and is not separate from pure I AM Consciousness. Therefore, when our consciousness of the world changes, so too does the world. It is our responsibility to allow Divine I AM Consciousness to transform our thinking such that we can easefully receive the gifts of Divine Manifestation.
The principle of the "witness" (or observer) who is aware of the entire realm of human experience, is well-known in spiritual circles and the worlds of meditation and mindfulness. At first, for many people the witness takes the form of a mental concept, which, although not the whole truth, is a step up in consciousness.
Self-inquiry differs from all other meditations that I'm aware of because all the others require us to dedicate a period of time to their practice, need a quiet place, entail closing our eyes, and demand the removal of external distractions to be fully effective – or even able to be performed at all.
It seems to me that it's only the illusory "doer", or ego, that suffers. So when the notion of being the doer dissipates, through Self-inquiry, there is no-one left to suffer, which I believe is what Buddha pointed us to – the bliss of nirvana ...
Self-inquiry has been increasingly coming into human consciousness for around 100 years or so, since Sri Ramana Maharshi began teaching it in the early part of the last century. People flocked from all over India and even from Europe and America to sit with him. And gradually his message began to spread.
The seed idea for this article came a few days ago when I was driving to Dartmoor, a place where I would very much love to live. So love and the power of manifestation was very much present when this insight arrived.
It is important to create in our imagination a future that is not a direct derivative of the past, for that would surely to lead to the repeating of the mistakes and suffering of the past.
Sittting on the summit of Arunachala back in 2005 it came to me that I, as Conscious Being, had not moved even so much as a fraction of a millimetre. Only my body had travelled thousands of miles from England to sit on India's holy mountain.
In Your Destiny is Your Choice meditation, my guiding words assume that the essence of who and what we share as our mutual I AM Consciousness can manifest as the person you would love to be, who lives the life you would love to live.
There are a number of principles, and a fundamental paradigm shift, that set the "Your Destiny is Your Choice" meditation apart from other manifestation processes. As far as I know it is unique.
Self-inquiry first guides us to know who and what we truly are as pure I AM Consciousness, the silence of our mutual One Heart. When we devote ourselves to living from this Consciousness our lives unfold spontaneously, easefully and effortlessly in ways that are in the best interests of everyone and all life ...
Perpetual peace – the silent stillness of no-thought – cannot be found, brought about, gained or achieved through any practice or technique done by mind. This is the dilemma brought about in some novice mindfulness practitioners by the word "mind"fulness. It is a word coined in the early 20th Century by a writer who needed … Continue reading The peaceful Heart of mindfulness
I named this blog "Silent Wisdom" in honour of the silent, unfathomable, inexplicable knowing that resides in the Heart of us all as our mutual essence. Through personal sharing and stories I explore multiple facets of the diamond that is Heart-centred awareness.
Our ability to listen deeply to what other people say, and don't say, is incredibly important.
The skill enables us to enjoy quality personal and professional relationships.
And there is more we can listen to ...
A mindful healing conversation is a two-way relationship in which both people listen and, when appropriate, ask questions.
A key difference between a healing conversation and an ordinary conversation is that we value our subjective intuitive insights, not only objective intellectual analysis ...
Simple solutions and simple ways of handling life are far more appealing – and effective – for most people than trying to implement complex theories, techniques and strategies.
And for most of us, the simple act of stopping is a lot more attractive a prospect than adding yet more "doing" in a futile attempt to resolve whatever has been challenging us.
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Apply these principles and enjoy clear, conscious (mindful) communication in your professional and personal relationships. I've kept the explanations as simple as possible so you can read this post quickly and practice easily. Click the headline above to read the full post ...
The existence of ego is a myth. In reality there is no actual entity called an "ego" (a noun), there is only the mental activity, the process, of egoity (a verb).
Ego is nothing more than an imagined identity, simply a collection of thoughts many people believe to be who and what they are ...
The way I see life is that we humans are rather like fish who live in an ocean. When the they are swimming around in the ocean, they probably don't think too much about it, it's just so obvious to them.
Similarly, we have our existence in an ocean of consciousness ...
How can a relationship weather the storms, even hurricanes, of conditioned thoughts and emotions that inevitably arise when two people come together in intimacy?
The answer in my experience is unconditional Conscious Love.
Nothing else has the power to take us through the emotional storms to the peace, joy and freedom that await us ...
The core of Self-inquiry, the most fundamental principle, is that of asking ourselves, "What is the truth?"
The second question of inquiry is "What is the truth of who and what I AM?"
When we're talking about soul, what do we actually mean by "soul"?
To me, soul is consciousness, awareness, being, who we are, literally who we are in the truth and reality of the "IS-ness" of spiritual consciousness that is prior to and yet includes our human embodiment ...
My guess is there are a number of women in this world who would raise an eyebrow or two at the thought of me having the audacity to write about intimate relationships.
But, as Chuck Spezzano once said, "Our greatest challenge is our greatest gift" ...