How to see through the time-travelling ego

If I say, ‘time doesn’t really exist,’ you might think I’ve gone mad. After all, it’s very obvious that time exists. We all believe in past, present and future. We have clocks to mark the unstoppable passage of time. We watch the seasons change, watch our children grow, watch each new year arrive in a […]

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Is spiritual awakening an altered state of consciousness?

The answer to this question turns it right upside down. Because all other states of consciousness are ‘altered’, whilst our awakened state is our natural state, and everything else arises out of this. Many of us have experienced altered states during our spiritual journey – extended periods of absolute bliss, peace, oneness and an unconditional […]

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Why we can never ‘have’ awareness

It’s impossible to understand or grasp awareness with the mind, because the mind arises within the awareness that we are. And the mind can only understand things that arise within it. So, we cannot ‘think’ what we are, because what we are exists before thought, before emotion, before the physical form. It is the space […]

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Quietening the Ego

Ego causes us so much suffering and exhaustion. And yet, it is nothing more than a repeated pattern of circular habitual thinking, which we use to fixate our beliefs, perceptions and image of ourselves. Even more simply described, ego is resistance… whenever we feel resistance – that’s ego in action. Whenever we feel suffering – […]

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Be this moment

I look out from the stillness, and see people running all around. They run through their stressful busy lives, endlessly seeking, chasing, grasping, wanting… looking for love, fulfilment, wholeness, and an end to their suffering. They are all on a path to somewhere. Some barely shuffle along their paths, almost overwhelmed by their crippling emotional […]

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The cause of all suffering

If we take any difficult situation in our lives, and ask ourselves why that situation is making us suffer, we come down to one fundamental truth – our suffering is caused by our resistance to what is happening – to other people’s behaviour, to events and situations, to what we have lost or lack, to […]

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Wholeness can never be ‘found’

We are all seeking wholeness… …and the ultimate answer to our seeking is always available, intimately soaking through every unfolding moment. But the truth is, the answer to our seeking, is not actually an answer. And this is why our seeking is endless and futile, but it’s impossible for the confused mind to understand that […]

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The illusion of ‘transcending the ego’

In order to fully awaken, it may seem that our identity and all our beliefs – the false ‘self’ – has to die. We believe that our ego is the only thing standing between us and enlightenment, so we diligently attempt to ‘get rid’ of it. But, the ego doesn’t have to be removed, transcended, […]

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The bigger your awakening bliss… the harder you will fall

A person can struggle to fully awaken, if they’ve already had one or more smaller awakenings. Because they lock-on to that past experience – seeing it as a reference point, a goal, something to achieve, ‘get back again’ and maintain. But this only takes them further from their perceived ‘goal’ of awakening. Big awakening shifts […]

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It’s time to stop ‘doing’ meditation

Many of us believe what our mind tells us, so we believe that meditation is a practice… something we should ‘do’. We chant mantras, use mudras, try visualisation or breathing techniques, to help us ‘get there’. We believe it’s about reaching states of ‘higher’ consciousness and raising our vibrations. Or it’s about stopping thoughts and silencing […]

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The end of spiritual seeking

Sometimes, our minds can spin chaotically, as endless thoughts tumble over themselves in a frantic race to be heard. And they are very good at making themselves heard – ‘I need to get rid of my fear, anxiety, confusion, anger… I need to fix myself… I need to heal… I need to keep my awareness… […]

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Spirituality and money

‘Should we charge money for spiritual services?’ Perhaps this is the wrong question. Perhaps we can ask, ‘What do my beliefs about money and spirituality tell me about myself, and how can I use this to heal?’ Any belief about money and spirituality is a conditioned belief, and it comes from a misinterpretation of what […]

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