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WHEN THE SILENCE IN YOU MEETS THE SILENCE IN ANOTHER

Enlightened relationship is what happens when the silence in you meets the silence in another. When each individual has totally fallen in love with aloneness and fully embodies their own wholeness, it’s no longer about mutual satisfaction, pleasure, comfort, or security, nor about feeling loved and wanted. Without dependency, there is no longer an attempt…

SOVEREIGNTY 101

My friend … at which point did you give away your sovereignty? Was it when you believed your parents’ scolding that you were not good enough or clever enough or lovable enough, or when you believed your schoolteachers’ threats that you would fail in life if you didn’t strive to memorize by rote all those…

IS THE WORLD FALLING APART?

I was recently asked … “Is the world really falling apart, or is it just restructuring itself?” My response … It is, primarily, the inner world I’m talking about … the world of beliefs, opinions, hopes, expectations, and needs. In other words, the inner world we construct to make ourselves feel secure or comfortable or…

THE RESURRECTION

Now, a new landscape is before us, a terrain never before traversed. We are called to take one step at a time, gentle yet firm, neither looking backwards to how it was nor looking forwards to how we imagine it could be. We are invited to befriend the unknown, to get right up close and…

THE VOICE OF WOMAN

I’ve never been a feminist. I’ve never been angry at men, nor felt the need to shout about my rights as a woman, nor wanted to prove myself to be in a “man’s world”. And I don’t particularly subscribe to the “Me Too” movement. And neither have I been a goddess. I don’t see myself…

THERE IS A FIELD BEYOND THE SOCIAL MATRIX … I’LL MEET YOU THERE

There is a field … out beyond social convention, beyond social chit-chat, beyond social niceties. I’ll meet you there. There is a field … beyond the dream of separation, beyond the matrix of the world, beyond the need to appease an imaginary aloneness. I’ll meet you there. It’s an open space, a timeless space, in…

LIGHT OF THE WORLD

Awakening has nothing to do with the achievement of a special state of consciousness. It has everything to do with presence and openness. When you live as presence and openness – in all ways and always – you are the light of the world. You haven’t achieved a special state of consciousness or become saintly…

SPIRITUALITY WON’T SAVE YOU

This spiritual thing needs to be unpacked. This thing about transcending the world, being immune to the world’s suffering, turning away from the world to go inside and contemplate your navel, achieving a higher state of consciousness in which nothing touches you. All this .. it’s no longer relevant today. For a start, you can’t…

THE ART OF LISTENING

Friend, listen deeply. There is an art to this listening. The art is in the falling. Usually, listening takes place from a position: the position of self. In this case, it’s not really listening: it’s more like projecting. The self projects itself onto the screen of perception and so it hears only a distortion of…

THE INFINITY OF OPENNESS

I talk a lot about openness. My whole teaching is about openness. My whole life is about openness. Openness is our essential nature. It’s what was here before the story of your life got created. And it’s what remains when the story of you ends. It’s the canvas upon which your experience appears .. and…

AWAKENING IS THE FLOWER, FIRST GET DOWN INTO THE DIRT

Before awakening can truly flower, first get down into the dirt. Get into all those nooks and crannies where the light of awareness has not yet entered. Dare to enter the shadowlands, where feelings that were once too much too bear – feelings that were stuffed away because you were scared of being overwhelmed, feelings…