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We must be willing to be completely ordinary people, which means accepting ourselves as we are without trying to become greater, purer, more spiritual, more insightful. If we can accept our imperfections as they are, quite ordinarily, then we can use them as part of the path. But if we try to get rid of our imperfections, then they will be enemies, obstacles on the road to our ‘self-improvement’.

Chogyam Trungpa

I noticed stories arising inside me that had been troubling mankind forever. I felt absolutely committed to undoing every stressful story that had ever been told. I was the mind of the world, and each time one of the stories was seen for what it really was and thus undone in me, it was undone in the whole world, because there is only one thinker.

Byron Katie

birds in sun

We must be willing to be completely ordinary people, which means accepting ourselves as we are without trying to become greater, purer, more spiritual, more insightful. If we can accept our imperfections as they are, quite ordinarily, then we can use them as part of the path. But if we try to get rid of our imperfections, then they will be enemies, obstacles on the road to our ‘self-improvement’.

Chogyam Trungpa

I noticed stories arising inside me that had been troubling mankind forever. I felt absolutely committed to undoing every stressful story that had ever been told. I was the mind of the world, and each time one of the stories was seen for what it really was and thus undone in me, it was undone in the whole world, because there is only one thinker.

Byron Katie

birds in sun

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Non-Duality and Awakening, by Other Means… Two

Non-Duality and Awakening, by Other Means… Two

Read time: 26 minutes You do not actually exist in a dualistic world.  therefore “you” cannot “escape the paradoxical position of the ego.”

This seeming “you” who is asking “how” to “escape,” IS THE EGO.  An illusion in other words.   An illusion cannot “escape” the fact that it is an illusion.  Or in other words, illusions cannot, by their very nature (of being illusions), “become” real.

The Light of Consciousness does not cast a shadow.  EVERYTHING that casts a shadow is merely more shadow, illusion, beliefs.

First and most importantly of all, it must be understood that beliefs are not real.  We are free to believe in what seems or even maybe is real, and we are also free to believe in illusions.

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Non-Duality and Awakening, by Other Means… One

Non-Duality and Awakening, by Other Means… One

Read time: 22 minutes A collection of my responses to various folks regarding non-dual/spiritual teachings.

God “gives” nothing, all is given always and already. In each moment everything is, and simply so. The foolishness that asserts “God” rewards for good behavior (and by inference punishes for bad) goes totally against the Prodigal Son, for just one example, not to mention every other teaching of Jesus, without exception. The same foolishness is also contrary to the teachings of most of the world’s established traditions. No mystic, […]

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