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Let go of you and discover the True You.

Let go of you and discover the True You.

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.

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Dark Room Retreat for Ten Days – Hallucinating a Self!

Dark Room Retreat for Ten Days – Hallucinating a Self!

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.

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Ten Day Dark Room Retreat Practicalities

Ten Day Dark Room Retreat Practicalities

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...

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Going Dark to Be the Light – Dark Room Retreat

Going Dark to Be the Light – Dark Room Retreat

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,...

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Two Truths

Two Truths

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...

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Eternal Presence is Our Authentic Nature.

My love is more authentic than my hate. My peace is more authentic than my anger. My compassion is more authentic than my judgement. My faith is more authentic than my fear. Hate is of the conditioned mind. Love is the natural state of being readily available when the...

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Our Narratives Lead Us Away from Truth

Our Narratives Lead Us Away from Truth

I beg your indulgence to share a morning revelation... Our narratives lead us away from truth. I was presented this morning with various challenging story lines through a rapid series of received phone calls and emails. Disappointing circumstances. Surprising...

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Meditating Beyond Mind to Know True Self

Meditating Beyond Mind to Know True Self

Why do I meditate and how might meditation benefit you? The primary reason I meditate is because before my meditation practice I was mostly an uncertain and struggling childlike mess of a man lost in my own mind. A good a man? Yes. A kind and loving man? Yes. A smart...

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