Until we awaken from our sleepwalking slumber party – the experience of life for many – we usually either indulge our judgements of other people as being right or wrong, good or bad (for example, acting them out through road rage and domestic violence), suppress them, or attempt to change and get rid of them. … Continue reading Why be grateful for people who judge you?
"When this body had travelled around the Sun 17 times, I pondered the fact that it is impossible to imagine nothing. Now, a few more trips around that shining orb later, I marvel and stand in awe of the fact that it is impossible to imagine who and what I am ..." Whenever we … Continue reading We cannot imagine nothing …
The core paradigm shift is from thinking that you are inside your body, to the felt knowing that your body is inside of you. This shift of perception is the truth that lies behind the old teaching story of "Before enlightenment chop wood, carry water; after enlightenment chop wood, carry water". Such a radical shift … Continue reading The core paradigm shift of enlightenment
The Sacred Heart Prayers are meditations that guide you into relaxing and resting into the feeling of Being ... which will bring about: The fulfillment of all desire (wanting) The end of poverty consciousness The elimination of all thoughts of lack and limitation The birth of natural abundance consciousness Your awakening to who and what … Continue reading The Sacred Heart Prayers – principles
A natural, unforced confidence is the essential ingredient in all healthy relationships and all inner and outer achievement. In life few things are certain but one thing I do know for sure that you can tap into the source of natural self-confidence. When you do, you'll gain the ability to act and speak without knowing … Continue reading Feel the feeling of confidence
The principle of the "witness" (or observer) who is aware of the entire realm of human experience, is well-known in spiritual circles and the worlds of meditation and mindfulness. At first, for many people the witness takes the form of a mental concept, which, although not the whole truth, is a step up in consciousness … Continue reading Ego: The False Witness
Self-inquiry differs from all other meditations that I'm aware of because all the others require us to dedicate a period of time to their practice, need a quiet place, entail closing our eyes, and demand the removal of external distractions to be fully effective – or even able to be performed at all. Self-inquiry however, … Continue reading Self-Inquiry: The Anytime Meditation
It seems to me that it's only the illusory "doer", or ego, that suffers. So when the notion of being the doer dissipates, through Self-inquiry, there is no-one left to suffer, which I believe is what Buddha pointed us to – the bliss of nirvana. The principle that it is only the imaginary doer who … Continue reading Self-inquiry Made Simple – Part 3
Self-inquiry has been increasingly coming into human consciousness for around 100 years or so, since Sri Ramana Maharshi began teaching it in the early part of the last century. People flocked from all over India and even from Europe and America to sit with him. And gradually his message began to spread as his students … Continue reading Self-Inquiry Made Simple – Part 1
The seed idea for this article came a few days ago when I was driving to Dartmoor, a place where I would very much love to live. So love and the power of manifestation was very much present when this insight arrived. If you've listened to my self-discovery meditations, and read other Silent Wisdom posts, … Continue reading “Me too” Enlightenment – A New Paradigm of Spirituality?
The existence of ego is a myth. In reality there is no actual entity called an "ego" (a noun), there is only the mental activity, the process, of egoity (a verb). Ego is nothing more than an imagined identity, simply a collection of thoughts many people believe to be who and what they are. Egoity … Continue reading Ego: The Waking Dream of Separation
The core of Self-inquiry, the most fundamental principle, is that of asking ourselves, "What is the truth?" The second question of inquiry is "What is the truth of who and what I AM?" Self-inquiry is a phenomenally powerful practice, and yet is so simple it tends to pass most people by. We humans seem to … Continue reading Self-Inquiry Made Simple – Part 4