Aversion – the Flip-side of Wanting

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. Aversion is the reverse of wanting, the "opposite side of the coin" we could say. Just as … Continue reading Aversion – the Flip-side of Wanting

The Choice of Non-dual Devotion

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. True devotion is not a conceptual thought – such as "I am … Continue reading The Choice of Non-dual Devotion

Self-Inquiry: The Anytime Meditation

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. Self-inquiry however, … Continue reading Self-Inquiry: The Anytime Meditation

Self-inquiry made simple

Self-inquiry Made Simple – Part 3

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. The principle that it is only the imaginary doer who … Continue reading Self-inquiry Made Simple – Part 3

Self-inquiry made simple

Self-Inquiry Made Simple – Part 2

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. The truth … Continue reading Self-Inquiry Made Simple – Part 2