How to forgive the unforgivable

I thought I had forgiven you, but I was fooling myself. So you kept coming back into my life, until I finally learned what forgiveness is really all about. And it’s not what we’ve been taught. You’ve had many different faces over the years, and they’ve all been ugly and twisted, contorted in anger, rage […]

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The only thing stopping you from awakening

There is a profoundly simple truth – it’s the golden key to spiritual awakening – and once realised, it will make you giggle uncontrollably at the absurdity of it, or boil with anger at the absurdity of it, or wallow in despair at the absurdity of it. Either way, the simple truth is this… The […]

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The beautiful agony of healing

I am burning, in the crucible of my heart. I have no other choice, Because now, I am broken, cracked wide open – my soul prized apart and shattered into a million shards of agonising love. Yes – Agonising. Love. Because my heart is literally exploding – it has become a woefully inadequate vessel, unable […]

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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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Click to discover 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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I love you, Ego

I see you, Ego. I see right through you. I hear you whispering lies inside my mind. I feel you stirring up emotions inside me. I see your dirty tricks, your manipulations, your cunning plots of deceit. You are the conjuror of illusions, the ultimate master of fear. You spin a thousand destructive stories about […]

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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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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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