The mind needs a self, an identity, a “me”.
If we don’t awaken the true consciousness of Self, the mind will continue to cobble together a self out of thoughts, beliefs, stories, interpretations, assessments, judgements, opinions and perceptions.
This “created” and limited self will never stabilize. All creations of mind are subject to endless questioning, endless reassessment, re-creation and subtle or not so subtle thoughts of ‘not yet good enough’.read more
Grace is often not recognized as an essential component of success.
Is an accomplished chef not graceful in their sensitive blending of flavors, colors and textures?
Is an accomplished architect not graceful in their ability to feel deeply into a space?
Is a great leader not graceful in the compassionate and nuanced dance of relationships and emotional dynamics?read more
Waking From the Dream of i "Once awakened from the dream of separation, the awakened soul can once again celebrate its most divine dance with God.” Our fears and anxieties are the imaginings of the dreamed self that feels itself separate from the one divine...read more
This video is from Satsang, April 28, 2019, a day after my 58th birthday. The aliveness of peace and surrender was flowing with such abundance.
This Satsang is primarily about surrender.
It is about surrendering all our ideas of self… Completely. So that we may discover the imperishable self that can never truly be lost.
This faith of surrender is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do.
And yet it offers one of the greatest freedoms you will ever know.read more
Recently I spent 10 days in a dark room retreat. That’s 10 days and 11 nights in a cave like room with zero light. Totally pitch black.
There was one experience that occurred in the dark that was particularly profound and which provided a powerful and unshakeable insight into the nature of the unstable self image we have created in our minds and which is a complete illusion.read more
As many of you know, back in May I entered into a 10 day and 11 night dark room retreat. I have another blog that shares more about the transformative and life changing experience of living in the dark for 10 days, but I want to start with this blog about the...read more
10 Days in a Dark Room. On May 20th, after a week in meditative retreat with one of my wisest teachers here in the states, I will be heading down to Guatemala and entering into a 10 day Dark Room Retreat. When I mention this to people, I often hear, "Excuse me,...read more
These days there are really only 2 truths that guide me in navigating life. And in abiding these 2 core guiding principles, life is so much more graceful, beautiful and alive than I've ever known it before. 1) I am not this conditioned and habituated ego (mind...read more