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Challenges To Awakening

One of the biggest and most common impediments to Awakening is the self-belittling thought, “Can I, just a regular, unspecial person really Awaken.” It seems full Awakening has happened to only a few select individuals, most of whom seem to have either been extraordinary persons with deep spiritual gifts & insights from a very young age, or who have devoted a whole lifetime to...

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Once in meditation I had an incredible insight – “it’s all about me. Me, me, me.” I mentioned this to a few other meditators, and they were like, “Well, of course! That’s no great revelation. That’s just you realizing you’ve been seeing everything through the lens of  ‘How do I feel?’ and ‘How does this affect me?’ Congratulations on seeing...

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Silence, Stillness and the Trap of Mental Awakening All experience of Pure Awareness and true Awakening comes out of Silence.  Indeed, God, or The Source, is Silence. Silence is pure Being, pure unmanifested, undifferentiated Is-ness. It’s what remains when we remove all thoughts, sensations, forms and feelings about what exists. It is the Ultimate Foundation of what we really are. The Silence we’re pointing to here,...

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Answers – I Want Answers! “I found my answer to life is living. The secret of living is life” Carole King, “Simple Things” “The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind The answer is blowin’ in the wind” Bob Dylan When life is flowing along pretty smoothly, most people aren’t searching for answers…they’re just flowin’. When a big challenge comes up – serious illness, depression, divorce, a...

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Our Cultural Conditioning & Non-Awakening As clarified throughout this site, Awakening or Enlightenment is the full-being experience that we are not only our minds & bodies & personal identities, but rather, we are that Pure Awareness that is “behind” all those distinctions. That Awareness is One not separated, Silent not busy, and always Present, not existing in “time.” Most of us spend our lives experiencing ourselves as...

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