Tag Archives: Meditation

IT’S AN INSIDE JOB

It’s An Inside Job We live in stressful, confusing and modified times.Who caused this to happen? It’s an inside job. Who invaded our minds?Who allowed it to happen? It’s an inside job. If we don’t realise our true inner reality,we … Continue reading

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LIVING IN THE REAL WORLD

Living In The Real World Spiritual practitioners are often accused of not living in the real world. It depends on what we think the real world is 🙂 Is whatever’s going on a reality?Or is that which perceives whatever’s going on … Continue reading

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MEDITATION

Meditation It’s not what you think!Confusion will dawn as wisdom. First, we have to recognise that we are confused and dissatisfied. This honest admittance creates the necessary motivation for change to occur, to find a natural solution to just being happy. There … Continue reading

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LITTLE INNOCUOUS IDEAS

Little Innocuous Ideas Little, unfounded, innocuous articles are put out to air an idea, sow seeds and monitor traction.  Through the media, an idea is circulatedto see how far it will travel and how many will adopt it. Big ideas start from innocent-looking … Continue reading

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ARE WE IN SPECULATIVE OR CONTEMPLATIVE MODE?

Are We In Speculative Or Contemplative Mode? Speculation: the forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence.Contemplation: looking deep within for a long time. Modern societies are more speculative than contemplative. One is full of excitement, while the other rests in quietude.One searches outside, while the other, … Continue reading

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“WHAT IS THE USE OF SPIRITUAL PRACTICE?”

“What Is The Use Of Spiritual Practice?” The point of spiritual practice is to reduce suffering in the world.When suffering is reduced, happiness is increased.It’s that simple. The problem is thatwe are too excitable. “So what do we do?”We sit … Continue reading

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INTROVERT AND EXTROVERT

Introvert and Extrovert Seeing is the relief we seek. When we understand what is going on in our mind, we become clearer, quieter and enlightened. In every conversation, there is always some truth to be had that is both challenging … Continue reading

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MINDFUCK

Mindfuck (yes, it’s a word!) Mindfuck: a disturbing, confusing experience caused by deliberate psychological manipulation.  The psychology of evil is ever-present.It starts with conforming to a small idea that infests the entire system:just like a virus,we catch it from others! Evil, as defined by Philip George Zimbardo, an … Continue reading

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DON’T READ THIS … MEDITATE!

Don’t Read This … Meditate! 🙂 If you have time to read this, you have time to sit in silent awareness for a moment or two. Just be aware of the breath, and all the senses.Now be aware of awareness.Experience that you are … Continue reading

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WE AREN’T COMPLETE PEOPLE … YET

We Aren’t Complete People … Yet We are partial: existing only in part; incomplete.We are body, mind and consciousness. As long as we don’t recognise consciousness, we will continue to live a limited, materialistic existence within certain boundaries. Becoming aware of consciousness is … Continue reading

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DEBT

Debt Debt is karma Our world has become over-excited and over-loaded due to misguided thinking; we buy into beliefs at the drop of a hat and this maintains our reliance, and we become indebted. This neediness builds and maintains our … Continue reading

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SEEKING THE TRUTH

Seeking The Truth In seeking the truth, we realise that truth is consciousness itself for, without consciousness, nothing would be known. That is our reality because that is our constant; everything else is impermanent and, as such, has no inherent … Continue reading

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WE NEED OXYGEN IN THE BLOOD

We Need Oxygen In The Blood If you are feeling more tired than you should, look into the issue of the amount of oxygen in the blood. Get an Oximeter, and find out how and why to use it. There … Continue reading

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MEDITATION INCREASES INTELLIGENCE

Meditation Increases Intelligence Intelligence is the ability to see consequences, causes and conditions clearly. Meditation is firstly the practice of concentration, being able to focus without distraction. This discipline enables us to clear the mind, just to perceive and to … Continue reading

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OH NO, NOT “HAPPINESS IS WITHIN” … AGAIN!

Oh No, Not “Happiness Is Within” … Again! We have heard this time and time again, but still we search for contentment. Why? Because it’s too simple, too ordinary. Our true being is ordinary, without special or distinctive features. It … Continue reading

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THOUGHT IS RECYCLED DATA

Thought Is Recycled Data We show off our data … … and it shows. And then, there is Data Smog: an overwhelming excess of information. We might think that the more information we have the more we will know – … Continue reading

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NOTICING OUR DREAM STATE

Noticing Our Dream State When we are lost in thought, we are in a dream state. As ordinary beings, we don’t notice this as it’s our normality. We function in this state most of the day, as we are usually … Continue reading

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I DON’T WANT TO MEDITATE

I Don’t Want To Meditate I don’t want to meditate. Then don’t. Just be aware of being aware. That’s not difficult, is it? That’s just being ‘normal’, and that’s meditation. Don’t make it into a thing. Sit with a straight … Continue reading

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IF WE DON’T MEDITATE, WE WILL NEVER ‘GET IT’

If We Don’t Meditate, We Will Never ‘Get It’ Understanding reality isn’t an intellectual exercise; it is pure experience in the stillness of the mind. Absolute stillness is pure consciousness. Our reality is never in our thinking. The more we … Continue reading

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BEWILDERMENT AND PANIC CREATE STRESS

Bewilderment And Panic Create Stress We may never know the cause of something, but we can see and feel the effect – stress. It doesn’t matter whether a scenario originated from ignorance or intention, we see the effects all around … Continue reading

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THIS SERIOUS WORLD HEALTH CRISIS

This Serious World Health Crisis This serious world health crisis could become even more serious. COVID-19 is a serious world health issue. We’re right to be concerned, and action is needed to protect those with poor immune systems, and contain … Continue reading

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PREMEDITATION

Premeditation Premeditation is the intention or plan to act in a certain way: this is how we maintain our self-programme. If we are not in meditation, then we are in premeditation! And if we are stuck in meditation, then we … Continue reading

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SOFT AND HARD

Soft And Hard We don’t realise how hard and fixated we are about things. Anything hard snaps easily. Meditation – or remembering our true nature – brings about an unbreakable softness. We become more flexible. Wishing you many transmissions and … Continue reading

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ALWAYS RETURN TO FIRST PRINCIPLES

Always Return To First Principles Watching the breath cuts through circling thoughts. This brings us back to thought-free now. We become one with the breath. Breath is life. Life is spirit. Spirit is pure consciousness. We are this without thinking. … Continue reading

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BRAINWASHING

Brainwashing The world brainwashes us. Our practice is to wash away the brainwashing. The soap is proper meditation; pure awareness noting all intrusions and letting go. The intrusions now become our teacher, reminding us that all indoctrinations have no reality. … Continue reading

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HOW TO REALISE HOW HAPPY WE ARE

How To Realise How Happy We Are The more we meditate, the more we are consciously aware of being aware of where we are, and the more we realise that we are happy. Everything drops away, except the task in … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL ABOUT ME-ME!

It’s All About Me-me!  A meme (pronounced meem) is that which is imitated. Are we just a copy of others’ ideas? We may take a side because of a condition brought about by others. Is this not divide and conquer? What if memes are … Continue reading

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FROM NOT KNOWING TO KNOWING, IN A MOMENT

From Not Knowing To Knowing, In A Moment From ignoring to realising, in a moment. We are usually too occupied and busy to realise our true reality, the source of absolute truth. When we stop being occupied for a moment, … Continue reading

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THE MORE WE BECOME INVOLVED

The More We Become Involved The more we become involved in a material world, the more we become involved in the mental world, and the more we will become captivated. The more we talk about what we’ve done or think, … Continue reading

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FEELING SUPERIOR OR INFERIOR

Feeling Superior Or Inferior There are those whom we think are superior; we will one day realise what they realise. There are those whom we think are inferior; they will one day realise what we realise. It is only a … Continue reading

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MISDIRECTING CONSCIOUSNESS

Misdirecting Consciousness Now we see, now we don’t. Now we see … consciousness simply sees, never changing and never commenting. Now we don’t … because consciousness became involvedwith whatever is seen, it lost sight of itself and took on a … Continue reading

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MEDITATING WITH EYES OPEN

Meditating With Eyes Open As we were saying yesterday, the senses are non-conceptual: in the milli-moment when we see, smell, taste, hear and touch, there is just perception – pure perception, pure awareness, pure consciousness. That is what we are! I … Continue reading

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WE MEDITATE WHEN WE FORGET

We Meditate When We Forget Meditation is for when we forget that we are pure consciousness: pure consciousness doesn’t need to meditate. Meditation is the method to recognise and realise the silent openness of pure consciousness. Once this is experienced, … Continue reading

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WE ARE THE PRODUCT OF OTHERS’ IDEAS

We Are The Product Of Others’ Ideas Product: the result of a process. For millennia, humanity has been the product to generate wealth. In recent years, technocracy – the control of society by the elite – has made this even easier. … Continue reading

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GOOD MEDITATION, BAD MEDITATION; IDENTICAL

Good Meditation, Bad Meditation; Identical The mind is a jungle of concepts: whether there are clearings or tightly tangled undergrowth, this jungle simply abides in space. In meditation, whatever takes place in the mind, know that awareness, empty cognisance, pure … Continue reading

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MEDITATION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION

Meditation Has Nothing To Do With Religion Meditation has nothing to do with religion. Religion turns meditation into an occasion. Meditation is the practice of simply resting in awareness to realise that we are that awareness. Meditation is not an … Continue reading

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NATURE AND, OH DEAR, NURTURE

Nature And, Oh Dear, Nurture Our nature is pure consciousness; it’s what we truly are. However, our nurture (the care and protection afforded us) is what we have acquired. The first is our ultimate reality, while the second is our … Continue reading

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THE GREAT DISCERNMENT

The Great Discernment Being original isn’t being different. For discernment, we need clarity, and there is nothing clearer than pure, empty cognisance. To realise emptiness, we meditate. To meditate, we need right instruction. The right instruction is knowing when to drop … Continue reading

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MEDITATION: ORDER OUT OF CHAOS

Meditation: Order Out Of Chaos Mental chaos occurs when pure consciousness (our true reality) becomes obscured by our fixations. That loss of pure, spontaneous clarity creates chaos, confusion and suffering. We become divided when we miss the oscillation between pure … Continue reading

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NOBODY IS INNOCENT, AND EVERYONE IS PURE

Nobody Is Innocent, And Everyone Is Pure Anyone could realise this, and Somebody did! We all cause harm in some way. Harm happens when consciousness adopts an ‘i’ to project. We are here to reverse the harm this ‘i’ has … Continue reading

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“ORDER OUT OF CHAOS”

“Order Out Of Chaos” Old Latin:ORDO AB CHAO Everything is created by causes and conditions; everything follows an order. Nothing just suddenly happens. If we are unwilling to look at both the causes of world events and what goes on … Continue reading

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ESOTERIC TEACHINGS

Esoteric Teachings Esotericmeans ‘known by the few’, whereasexotericis ‘known by the many’. Exoteric teachings are the gradual paths comprising of methods that inspire us, convincing us to stay committed. These teaching have disciplines attached to them; the do’s and dont’s, … Continue reading

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THE SUBTLE CHANGE IN CONSCIOUSNESS

The Subtle Change In Consciousness from the unreal to the real. Humans (in fact, all sentient beings) perceive through the senses: we recall memories, form judgements and then react. This is our reptilian response of fight, flight or freeze, and … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING REALITY

The Importance Of Knowing Reality All appearances are seen within the clear space of mind. That space of clarity is pure consciousness, sometimes called Emptiness, or Shunyata in Sanskrit. The senses are non-conceptual: things are experienced by virtue of pure … Continue reading

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NEVER BELIEVE THE TRUTH

Never Believe The Truth Belief has been our greatest deception. Belief is the opposite to knowing. Belief obscures knowing. To ‘believe’ is to accept that something is true without proof. If we believe the truth, then we will never know the truth. To knowis … Continue reading

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WHAT IS MEDITATION, REALLY?

What Is Meditation, Really? Meditation is the direct recognition of the nature of mind, and whatever obscures it. And that which obscures it can the method of meditation itself! In the moment of recognition, there is no meditation. So, if … Continue reading

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MEDITATION DOESN’T MAKE US OBLIVIOUS

Meditation Doesn’t Make Us Oblivious Meditation is being aware all the time. Some people believe that meditation means being oblivious – being unaware of what is going on around them. Maybe there are traditions were one becomes totally absorbed, but … Continue reading

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NO ONE BECAME ENLIGHTENED BY MEDITATING

No One Became Enlightened By Meditating “No one became enlightened by meditating: they became enlightened by dropping the meditation.” Meditation is the method to come to stillness in the mind, to arrive at empty essence, to realise the non-duality that … Continue reading

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SECULAR, SYSTEMATIC EXAMINATION OF REALITY

Secular, Systematic Examination Of Reality We don’t have to be religious or spiritual to experience our primary nature of consciousness. Secular examination is based on our human faculties of logic, empathy, reason and moral intuition, none of which are derived from supernatural revelations. We see, … Continue reading

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“THAT’S TOO DEEP FOR ME!”

“That’s Too Deep For Me” People are fooled into believing that they cannot see “That’s too deep for me!”This is a phrase I often hear when the subject of consciousness is brought up in conversations. I explain that consciousness is … Continue reading

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