Discussion of spiritual practices: awakening, meditation, and the freedom that cannot be lost or found. All perspectives are welcome; advaita, christian, buddhist, islam or even no perspective at all. Just pointing to that which is nearest and dearest.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Meditation is essentially the practice of living in truth ... the ever present truth that is here now without 'story' and without you.

Daily practice points the way ...


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

getting it

surrender now

Meditation is fundamentally about surrender. When we truly surrender we are "not trying to get something" or "hoping for some outcome". We are only empty to what will happen next. So when meditating just let go ... sit in silence and see what happens without expectation. You will soon notice that what is presently arising has nothing whatsoever to do with you.

Sit daily and notice the truth of your absence. There is nothing to get as there is no one to get it.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010



There are so many meditation techniques and spiritual practices. All are good in that they point in some way to the impersonal Truth that is here right now..

As the goal of spiritual practice is to see without a doubt that Life is already free of the idea of 'you', then complicated techniques can slow down realization.

So ... when meditating just sit in silence and "take what you get". In other words, just be still without expectations and notice what presents itself.

You will come to see that all that presents itself is not you. You have always been free.



Wednesday, September 8, 2010

self concern

Occasionally I run across some words that say it all. This one is from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

"Learn to live without self concern. For this you must know your own true being as indomitable, fearless, ever victorious. Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can trouble you but your own imagination, you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts, and ideas, and live by truth alone".

So when we sit in meditation just notice that nothing that arises is you ... not me, not me, not me.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Eternal truth cannot be lost or found ... it is here right now. But, the ego does not want to see that; it wants to search, and search, and search some more thus ensuring it's seeming survival in separation.

One of the best pointers to Truth can be found in the children's round: "Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream".

During meditation practice just let go and remember that you are dreaming ... all will become clear.