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THE PESSIMIST AND THE OPTIMIST

The Pessimist And The Optimist Pessimism: a belief that this world is as bad as it could be, or that evil will ultimately prevail over good. Optimism: that this world is the best of all possible worlds, and that good must ultimately prevail over evil in the universe. Two paths; the maintenance of good (positive) or evil (negative). A pessimist thinks that … Continue reading

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GOODNESS IS WELL-BALANCED WELL-BEING

Goodness is Well-Balanced Well-Being Well-being is experienced in the present moment, through mindfulness. When we live through our memories, mindfulness is lost to a contest of ideas. Mindfulness is the quality of being consciously aware, through focusing on the present moment, … Continue reading

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LETTING GO OF THE PAST

Letting Go Of The Past If we hang on to the past, nothing fresh will occur, and we will never break out of our karmic bubble. Bubbles can easily be burst, so we steer clear of anything that might seem … Continue reading

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IF THIS IS OUR ONLY LIFE …

If This Is Our Only Life … If this is the only life that we have, what are we doing with this one, precious time? Our reality is pure consciousness – the essence of enlightenment – without which nothing can … Continue reading

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BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW …

Better The Devil You Know … That’s what Buddhism is all about. 😀 Being free in the moment of seeing. The devil does not exist; it is simply our confusion, and our obsession with a self-image. When we (consciousness) realise … Continue reading

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WHY KEEP IT SIMPLE?

Why Keep it Simple? Modern life is extremely complicated and wealth-consuming, and becomes all-absorbing. Spiritual matters are also extremely complicated and wealth-consuming, and become all-absorbing. Both temporal and spiritual matters rely on our guilt, fear and hope in order to … Continue reading

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A LIFETIME OF FAILURE WAS A SUCCESS!

A Lifetime Of Failure Was A Success! A lifetime of failure was a success! Not a success in a worldly way, and nothing to do with the opinions of others. In fact, being disliked and ignored has helped 🙂 The … Continue reading

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LET’S KEEP IT SIMPLE

Let’s Keep It Simple Sit for a moment. Relax. Be one with the senses and the elements … breathe air … see light … smell odour/scent … taste flavour … feel touch. These are our direct connection with the world, … Continue reading

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THE ESOTERIC ISN’T IN A BOOK

The Esoteric Isn’t In A Book The written word is exoteric, available to be read by anyone. It is frozen knowledge from the past, and has no life to it. The esoteric is the direct experience of whatever occurs. It … Continue reading

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TRAPPED IN SPACE

Trapped In Space Not realising that we are pure consciousness or empty cognisance, we become trapped in the space of our own reality through distraction. Consciousness, like space, never changes. Nothing created them; they just became cluttered. 😀 Through natural … Continue reading

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INFORMATION EVERYWHERE … AND WISDOM?

Information Everywhere … And Wisdom? It is only when we question information that we start to sift out the knowledge gained through personal experience. We test it, and then we know. If we go further into the stillness of the … Continue reading

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I’M OKAY WITH MY ANGER

I’m Okay With My Anger Anger, in the very first instant, illuminates the mind. Something is seen that doesn’t seem right and awareness brightens. This precious moment is called ‘mirror-like wisdom’. One of two things can happen in the moment … Continue reading

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CONTEMPLATIVE ESSENCE

Contemplative Essence Contemplation: a place of sustained observation. Contemplative observation is our absolutely reality, resulting in wisdom, and manifesting in our relative reality as compassion. From this viewpoint, the world is seen as constant and compounded misinformation.

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THE PERFECT BUSINESS MODEL = KEEP ‘EM UPDATING

The Perfect Business Model = Keep ’em Updating The perfect business model is getting people to update their toys, or their consciousness. Business and religions both want us to join their club – their gravy train – and that’s hard … Continue reading

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INFLUENCERS INFLUENCE INFLUENCERS …

Influencers Influence Influencers … Influences influence influences, who influence us. We in turn influence others. This is a meme at work – an element of cultural behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation. TV, the media, films, our chit-chat – all … Continue reading

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MY KARMA IS WORRY

My Karma Is Worry Worry has been with me all my life. This worry isn’t overwhelming; it’s just seeing possible consequences of an action or inaction. Things have to be ‘repaired’, but which one first? Should I write, or not … Continue reading

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CONTEMPLATIVE ESSENCE

Contemplative Essence Contemplation: a place of sustained observation. Contemplative observation is our absolutely reality, resulting in wisdom, and manifesting in our relative reality as compassion. From this viewpoint, the world is seen as constant and compounded misinformation.

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ARE PEOPLE WHO TRUST THEMSELVES A NUISANCE?

Are People Who Trust Themselves A Nuisance? Are people who trust themselves a nuisance? Do people think that truth stops at a guru? Is religion institutionalised guilt? Have we adopted a persona? Do we have to use cautious language? It … Continue reading

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SHOULD WE BE MORE SKEPTICAL?

Should We Be More Skeptical?  Just accepting whatever we are told is plain daft! Don’t trust anyone who expects you to believe what they say to be true. Test it for yourself. Skeptic: a person inclined to question or doubt accepted opinions. Is … Continue reading

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IQ &EQ = TYPES OF HUMAN BEING

IQ & EQ = Types Of Human Being Our IQ (intelligence quotient) is a measure of a person’s reasoning ability, and how well someone can use information and logic to answer questions or make predictions. Our EQ (emotional quotient or emotional … Continue reading

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THE ESSENCE OF MIND IS CONSCIOUSNESS

The Essence Of Mind Is Consciousness The essence of mind is conscious cognisance, the ability to know. Whatever is known is then stored as content in the mind, as memories in the form of our thoughts and feelings. Whatever is … Continue reading

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THIS IS HOW TRUTH WORKS

This Is How Truth Works Absolute truth is wisdom. Relative truth is compassion. Wisdom: realising our true being of pure consciousness. Compassion: the manifestation of that wisdom. We can only have true compassion (love) when we realise that that very … Continue reading

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HOW THE WORLD WAS WON

How The World Was Won The world was won by mediocracy. Mediocre: of only average quality; not very good. Mediocracy: a dominant class consisting of mediocre people, or a system in which mediocrity is rewarded: a mediocracy of successful careerists and yes-men. When we know our true nature, everything less is inferior. Except … Continue reading

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IS BEING, INTERESTING?

Is Being, Interesting? The less reified we become, the less ‘real’ we become, the less interesting we become. Become: begin to be. 🙂

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS

The Psychology Of Consciousness It’s what spirituality is all about. Understanding how consciousness works will help us realise how we work. If we don’t know the essence of a subject, how can we know about it? All we will do is go through a … Continue reading

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THE MIRROR: THE WEAPON OF CHOICE

The Mirror: The Weapon Of Choice We are all pure consciousness – mirrors that reflect images. The question is; do we believe in these images, or do we see them as mere reflections? The way in which we react to … Continue reading

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NOT GUILTY JUST MISGUIDED

Not Guilty Just Misguided The world around us portrays an image of itself for us to emulate. Being confused about this state of affairs we follow along. We become misguided. Religions are like that. One never feels good enough, with … Continue reading

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OUR REACTIONS TO OTHERS’ REACTIONS

Our Reactions To Others’ Reactions Our reactions to others’ reactions tells us everything that we need to know about ourself. Our reactions are usually defensive, and then become aggressive because of our need to preserve our precious self-image of which … Continue reading

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LULLED INTO A FALSE REALM OF REALITY

Lulled Into A False Realm of Existence That’s us. We are lulled into doing things, and because we get so involved in doing these things, we talk about them as if we are experts. Experts in trivia. But trivia is … Continue reading

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LOOK FOR YOUR SELF

Look For Your Self Truth is the absence of self. Look for your self. Describe this self. Self-image is an illusion. In pure awareness, there is nothing but pure awareness. Our reality is pure observation, without the idea of an … Continue reading

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ARE REALISED PEOPLE (SLIGHTLY) SCARY?

Are Realised People (Slightly) Scary? 😀 Realisation may make a person seem different to the conventional way of being, and possibly unnerving and provocative. We don’t know what to expect from them as they are spontaneous, and their behaviour may … Continue reading

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THOSE WHO COMPLY RUN THE WORLD

Those Who Comply Run The World They enable. It is the students who give a teacher the authority to teach. No follower, no teacher. When we simply go along with the official narrative of any organisation, we not only give … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF IDEAS

The Age Of Ideas We become whatever we identify with. We think this is the age of things, when it is actually the age of ideas. We are sold ideas from birth to reinforce either a weakened or strong self … Continue reading

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FREE TO REALISE OUR OWN TRANSLATION

Free To Realise Our Own Translation The ultimate truth has always been within, without the words of others. Pure consciousness is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. It makes me to rest in naturalness, leading to the quiet … Continue reading

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IGNORANCE IS BLISS – PERFECT HAPPINESS

Ignorance Is Bliss – Perfect Happiness So they say … If one is unaware of an unpleasant fact or situation, one cannot be troubled by it. That is the ultimate oxymoron. Ignorance means that we succumb to the negative forces … Continue reading

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HOW MANY KNOW?

How Many Know? How many people know their (our) true nature? Some know about our true nature, but that doesn’t mean they know or experience it: it is still theory. How would we know that they know? 🙂 Well, first, we’d have to know … Continue reading

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ORDINARY CONSCIOUSNESS & PURE CONSCIOUSNESS

Ordinary Consciousness And Pure Consciousness It is a good practice to experience the difference. Pure consciousness is open presence – ready for anything. Ordinary consciousness is closed presence – not ready for anything. If we don’t know pure consciousness, we … Continue reading

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WHY DOES EVIL USE STRESS?

Why Does Evil Use Stress? Our stress point is our weak point that can be worked on. A little anxiety can be made into worry, fear and even hatred. The evil in us knows how to wind others up, and … Continue reading

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THE BATTLE OF GOOD AND EVIL …

The Battle Of Good And Evil Is … never out there. The battle of good and evil is never out there; it is within our own mind. The only good and evil out there is within the minds of others. … Continue reading

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IF WE DO NOT MEDITATE …

If We Do Not Meditate … If we do not meditate, we will not know how to drop it. In dropping the meditation, we realise the final answer. No one became enlightened through meditation. They became enlightened by dropping the … Continue reading

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SEEKING THE RIGHT (MAGIC) WORDS

Seeking The Right (Magic) Words All my life, I’ve searched for the phrase, or set of words – the magic spell that would awaken us. I’ve come to realise that this will be different for everyone, as it has to … Continue reading

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WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE TRUTH?

What Is The Ultimate Truth? It’s for you to know! Without the ability to know, what is the point of knowing the ultimate truth? We are that knowingness, pure consciousness. We have always been what we seek: that is the … Continue reading

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SCIENTISTS WANT TO PUT CONSCIOUSNESS INTO A MACHINE?

Scientists Want To Put Consciousness Into A Machine? Their view of consciousness is a perception-memory-decision-making device; the favoured think that they will live forever in a machine. Consciousness is not a thing. It is life itself, and cannot be switched … Continue reading

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IF WE AREN’T WILLING TO CHANGE …

If We Aren’t Willing To Change … Surprise! We stay the same and learn nothing new, just going through set routines. Seeing things afresh is exhilarating and inspiring. We let go of old habits to take the next step. This … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING PSYCHE

Understanding Psyche Psyche: via Latin from Greek psukhē ‘breath, life, soul’. Psyche is present before thought and the idea of a self-image. Psyche is consciousness itself, although there can be other interpretations. Once we adhere to an interpretation, however, we also create and maintain our psychological profile … Continue reading

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DECEIVED BY OMISSION

Deceived By Omission Deception initiates a complicated cascade of confusion; a social domino effect that feeds our karma. How? Razzamatazz = Razzle-dazzle = show business: a media that deliberately inflates ambiguous language which omits original truth. We are so involved … Continue reading

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WHERE WE WENT WRONG!

Where We Went Wrong! 😀 Basically, consciousness – what we are – becomes excited about being conscious, motivating us to want more, which creates our karma, our life story. And we’re doing this right now … If reincarnation is correct, … Continue reading

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SPIRITUALLY UP-TIGHT

 Spiritually Up-Tight Up-tight: anxious, angry, tense, and difficult to be with. Basically, this is fear. Been there, done that. 😀 Ordinary people are mostly up-tight, but so-called spiritual people are a little more so! Being up-tight is holding on the … Continue reading

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FINDING OUR INDIGENOUSNESS

Finding Our Indigenousness Our indigenousness has a deep connection with those who may or may not be alive, but we have a strong empathy with their qualities and guidance.

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PROSTRATING TO A PEDESTAL

Prostrating To A Pedestal Pedestal: the base for a statue. Putting someone on a pedestal: to think of someone as a perfect person with no faults. In Tibetan Buddhism, we call the teacher ‘Rinpoche’; the precious one. Other traditions give other titles, … Continue reading

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