GOOD-BYE NONDUALITY

Good-bye nonduality. Good-bye dwelling in the pristine perfection of the absolute. Good-bye unbounded happiness, unbounded joy, unbounded peace .. or unbounded anything that denies the dirt and grit of the human experience. Please, don’t get me wrong. I’m not suggesting a regression to ignorance of true nature. I’m not suggesting a resignation to ego’s reactivity….

The Unbroken Amidst the Broken

When I was a child, I told my mother I wanted to be a nun. She slapped me. If only she had asked why I had said that, I would have told her it was because my true home was the silence inside me and I wanted to live here all the time. In my…

The End of Resistance is the Beginning of Grace

People often read about my story of hardship in my early years. And conclude that suffering is a prerequisite for awakening. But it truly has nothing to do with circumstances. It has everything to do with the depth of existential anguish that comes when you’ve truly had enough of the torture of your own mind…

The Ebb and Flow of My Life

For many years, the tide ebbed in my life. The journey was inwards and inwards, in order to discover and rest in that which is deeper and more enduring than the brokenness of this human story. It took a long time, and a never-ending well of tender patience. I had to be beaten into humility…

Love Is The Master

Many of you know me as a “spiritual teacher”. It says so on Facebook and on my website and in the bio of my books. But, friends, do not mistake this for who I am. It is simply a label, a name by which to identify me in the world. We all have to be…

Rest Here

When the intensity of the earthly experience strikes you, soften into the embrace of the unbearable. When the unexpected brings you to your knees, bow down all the way and be thankful for the hidden gift. When your heart is ripped open by the agony of existence, open even wider than that. When you are…

Wind, Sun, Rain

Like the body of the planet, you too are built of matter, giving you shape, stability and strength from which to plant new creative seeds. Blood courses through your veins, just as the rivers flow towards the sea. Tears soothe your pain, just as rain refreshes the land. The heat of the sun is the…

9 months since we left UK

It’s been 9 months since Kavi and I left our home of over 50 years in England to forge a new life on the west coast of the US. We are gradually coming to feel that this is our new home, it has been a heck of a journey into the unknown and still more…