Sri Ramana Maharshi said that he gave the location of the Heart in the right side of the physical chest for those who were still identified with their body. He was clear that in absolute reality our mutual One-Self cannot be located, limited, or confined to a single place in the body. He was coming … Continue reading Can we locate our “Heart-Self” in our body?
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
True devotion is choosing to rest attention into, and ultimately as, the silence of our mutual One Heart. To live in freedom we must consciously choose to love our Heart-Self, whose nature is freedom, more than we want the pleasures of the world. True devotion is not a conceptual thought – such as "I am … Continue reading The Choice of Non-dual Devotion
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
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
Self-inquiry first guides us to know who and what we truly are as pure I AM Consciousness, the silence of our mutual One Heart. When we devote ourselves to living from this Consciousness our lives unfold spontaneously, easefully and effortlessly in ways that are in the best interests of everyone and all life. The truth … Continue reading Self-Inquiry Made Simple – Part 2
I named this blog "Silent Wisdom" in honour of the silent, unfathomable, inexplicable knowing that resides in the Heart of us all as our mutual essence. Through personal sharing and stories I explore multiple facets of the diamond that is Heart-centred awareness. Along the way my intention is to elaborate on the principles of living … Continue reading What is the “Silent Wisdom” blog?
Our ability to listen deeply to what other people say, and don't say, is incredibly important. The skill enables us to enjoy quality personal and professional relationships. And ... there is more we can listen to. I was walking in the forest close to my home when I stopped to listen deeply to the … Continue reading The Power of Silence