https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjuOaKTA-54&t=812s More than the words themselves, the main thing to notice with Andreas is his lack of resistance or identification with what is happening, things come and go in the universal consciousness called 'I am'. Not only are we accustomed to attaching, we celebrate and obsess over it. We make a sport of it. Andreas… Continue reading Timeless Wonder
FDA Approval Update
https://theintercept.com/2022/07/26/mdma-psilocybin-fda-ptsd/ The HHS reported last year that they expect MDMA (for PTSD) and psilocybin (for treatment-resistant depression) to be approved by the FDA within the next couple years, which would be 2023 or 2024. While individual states like Oregon have already moved forward with their own legalization for psilocybin therapy, the FDA approval would likely… Continue reading FDA Approval Update
Play the Fool
You go on playing something which is not really there – you do something else, just the opposite. You may be angry, but you smile. You may be hurt, but you smile. You may be boiling within, but you smile. You may want to scream, but you go on singing. You may want to do… Continue reading Play the Fool
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. - John 1:1, KJV The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao; the name that can be named is not the eternal name. - Tao Te Ching When I was little I would sit in bed… Continue reading The Word
What Are ‘They’ Seeking?
Their eyes have a staring expression; they are always seeking something. What are they seeking? They always want something. They are always uneasy and restless. We do not know what they want. We do not understand them. We think that they are all mad. - Chief "Mountain Lake", in conversation with Carl Jung in New… Continue reading What Are ‘They’ Seeking?
It is so obvious and simple that the grasping of it obscures it. Never found, never lost, never knowable, it is the consummate absence that is beyond measure. - Tony Parsons
What it is
There is, as Tony Parsons puts it, just boundless energy. Infinite, inexhaustible, perennial energy. Love, God, the Tao, whatever you like. You are that. I am that. It's not going anywhere - never has never will. It cannot be lost, destroyed, or created, as the first law of thermodynamics confirms. It has no purpose, no… Continue reading What it is
Everyone Thinks It’s ‘Me’
A primer on non-duality and meditation (Cross-posting summary article for submission, mostly familiar ground for regular readers) Within this celestial, fractal reality there is the illusion of separation - the duality that arises in the mind. We are born into the world as one and we have no idea of 'me', the separate self, for… Continue reading Everyone Thinks It’s ‘Me’
Stop Leaving and You Will Arrive
https://youtube.com/shorts/kokgIoExtbM?feature=share When the rejection of mental activities becomes continuous and automatic, you will begin to have the experience of the Self.- Annamalai Swami Tricky wording, but the capital "S" self referred to here means the one, enlightenment, "god", just simply being as Rupert puts it. When the practice of meditation becomes crystallized, the mental activity… Continue reading Stop Leaving and You Will Arrive
What is Non-Duality?
The seeking creates the separation. The striving ensures the dissatisfaction. It splits the world apart, subject and object, me and that thing I want. Me and that thing I must avoid. The continual action of the mind makes the suffering and anxiety inevitable, it is a feature of the system. Side note: I'll start recording… Continue reading What is Non-Duality?