Friday, July 8, 2016

No self, No suffering.

There is a lovely book called "The Lost Teachings of Wu Hsin", translated by Roy Melvyn.  Here's one of my favorite quotes:

"If you knew this
To be only a dream,
Would any of it
really matter?"

There seems to be a universal belief that suffering is prevalent on the planet.  We see it on the internet, we hear it on the news, and we hear accounts of it from people we know.  Then there is the experience we ourselves have that we label as suffering.  

Wouldn't you love to be done suffering?  
What if I told you that suffering is optional?

The only way to step out of suffering is to really see what is true... to see what/who you really are. Have you ever just got quiet enough to close your eyes and really look for yourself? Really look for 'yourself'.
Is there anyone there?
Or is there simply aware presence?

Through inquiry, you can find out the Truth.
You are not a "person".  
You are as vast as the sky!
Suffering dissolves when we observe life from the eyes of the vastness, rather than the eyes of a "person".

"From the point of view of
The person
Problems never cease.
From the point of view of
The Totality
Problems never arise.
Perfection is disturbed by
The arrival of judgement."

So how do we do this?
It's all about where you put your attention.  

When he focused on his smallness,
Chun San was filled with anxiety.
When he saw his vastness,
Anxiety was nowhere to be found.

Try it when you feel overwhelmed. 
You have the ability to step out of suffering... 
but no one can do it for you.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Are you at peace with Death?

Bleached coral in the Great Barrier Reef

With what is happening on the earth today...  wars, climate engineering, animals leaving in the sum of 200 species/day, ISIS, pollution, the military industrial complex... the climate is off the rails all over the globe.     I think it's time to realize that we don't have a lot of time left on the planet.  Mother Earth has cancer and it's terminal.  Our government is covering it up, as are most of the governments around the world. 

Can this runaway train of catastrophe be stopped?  Critical mass is the only way to make a change...  It will take everyone who is awake to this to wake up everyone else.  
And this is a very tall order because many people don't even want to face this enormous challenge. But the truth is that we are all cleaning up our little patch of sand while the tsunami is heading straight toward us!   

Here is the latest GeoEngineering Update... listen to it and please share with everyone you know: 

So now, for a moment, consider the worst that can happen... what if all of civilization collapses by 2020.  That is a very probable scenario...  would you be OK with that?  Can you look death straight in the eye and say... OK... I'm ready.  I'm happy with everything and I know who I am... nothing left to do here.  Think about it.

Let's do a little inquiry on this topic. There's only one way someone can be at peace.. and that is to know that what you are was never born and can never die.  You are the unborn Buddha mind, whole and complete with nothing to do.  When you know this without a doubt, then death loses it's threat and fear dissolves.   That is what I feel is the beauty of the nondual teachings that are so available to us today.  We are truly blessed to have access to this wisdom, especially considering that it used to be hidden.  Now it's all right there on You Tube!

So just inquire...   if you are pure awareness... can you die?
When Ramana's devotees gathered at his deathbed, one begged him, "please Master, don't leave us!".  And Ramana's reply was, "But where would I go?"

If you still have fear come up at the thought of death, then please do consider contacting me for an inquiry session.
Just go to my website, and fill out the contact form!  Inquiry is different than therapy in that it does not go on and on.  Once you know what's true for yourself, you are free!  3-5 inquiry sessions are all that's usually needed!  

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Can you just BE HAPPY?

I just love this quote. It is so common among humans to hold the belief that "I can only be happy when I find my 'soulmate'.  This concept is rampant and is usually not even questioned until the man or woman of our dreams dies, rejects us, or demonstrates some objectionable behaviors.
So...  let's really take a look at it.   

Say you find yourself without a mate.  You have only fond memories and the truth is "it's over". Before you go looking for someone else to 'complete' you, let's really inquire to see what's going on.   What is it that you are really looking for?
You just want to be happy right?  Can you just be happy right now in this moment?  Isn't it the belief that you need someone in order to be happy that is the lie?

You need someone to be happy. Is it true?
Who were you before you had that thought?
The Truth is... YOU = Happiness. But when we believe that we need someone to be happy, then suddenly we feel depressed, lacking, unhappy, you name it.  All those emotions just happened in response to believing that thought.

Now try on this turnaround:  "I don't need anyone to be happy." Isn't this more true?  Give yourself several examples of how this is true.  Prove it to yourself!  Because you can't fool you. You ARE the one you've been waiting for!