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…

They call me a Spiritual Teacher but I have Nothing to Teach.

They call me a spiritual teacher. But I have nothing to teach you. I have no method to offer. No techniques. No practices. No A to Z. There is no path, no way, no guarantee of results. I’m not interested in selling you a product, in packaging a teaching, in feeding the acquisitive mind with…

Enlightenment is an Illusion

More and more, I come to see that enlightenment is an illusion. Part of the same matrix that keeps us believing in separation. Upheld by millennia of religion and spiritual tradition. Upheld by the self that wants to escape the existential agony of having incarnated as form. As if there is another world that cradles…

Awakening

Awakening is not a lifestyle option. It’s not something that you add to your spiritual shopping basket, yet another commodity to satisfy the acquisitive mind. It’s not something to make you feel good about yourself, to make you feel special or worthy, or to make you feel more spiritual. And it’s not a marker of…

The Path of the Warrior

To rest in silence, to know yourself as silence, and to move from silence .. this is the path of the true warrior. A true warrior is not at war with anyone or with the world – there is no aggression, no violence, no enemy. If you are true warrior, even when someone comes along…

Be a Hollow Bamboo

It’s a great practice to be a hollow bamboo, whether you’re meditating or sitting in stillness, whether you’re moving about your day doing the washing up, or driving a car, or whatever it is. Whether you’re at work or have a task, whether it’s a creative project, whatever it is. Just spend five minutes, right…

Love is the Master

My “teaching” doesn’t promise you a life of unending bliss. It shows you how to bear the unbearable. I’m not interested in how spiritual you are. I’m interested in how willing you are to stand as openness in the face of brokenness and loss. I don’t care if you have realized the most absolute truth….

Relationship – Where the Rubber Hits the Road

Relationships are where the rubber hits the road and where the new conversation in spiritual inquiry is heading. As you inevitably move out of the sanctuary of the enlightened mind to navigate the hustle and bustle of everyday life, nondual awareness is given the opportunity to descend into the fullness of the heart. A deeper…

The Frequency of the Mother

A new frequency is arising .. the frequency of the Mother. Each of us holds the Mother within our hearts and bellies, whether we know it or not. The Mother is that part of us that gives birth to something new, whether it be a new life or a new consciousness. The Mother is that…