Eight Possible Truths about Enlightenment


Ever since I noticed I don’t exist, I’ve been discovering hundreds of other no-selves all over the world–on Facebook pages, online forums, websites, blogs and even in my local community. In these new virtual and actual meetings, my reporter personality (still here) has been busy asking questions about this radical change of perspective called waking […]

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Why People Don’t Wake Up (and how they can)


A reader recently asked me, “What I really want to know is what lead to your awakening? What life were you leading that contributed to this event?” He wondered if there was a certain way to cultivate a fertile ground for enlightenment, a kind of prerequisite plan. Well, for one, by the time I awoke […]

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This Way to Liberation


Want to get enlightened? Want to know how? Are you thinking: enough of this suffering already, just give me the prescription, recipe or detailed map to the gateless gate. There’s gotta be an easier way than years on the meditation cushion, yoga mat or at the feet of a guru. Well, good news, there is […]

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Ten Reasons To Avoid Enlightenment in 2012


Given New Year’s resolutions are most often affirmations of  should do’s that we have no interest in really doing, this year I’m offering some reverse psychology. Instead of ten proactive enlightenment steps, here are ten compelling reasons to avoid enlightenment in 2012. 1) We get to be right. Even if we are wrong, we sure […]

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How to Wake Up


Someone asked me recently, “How do I surrender so that I can wake up?” This made me laugh because there is in this question a paradox: The “you” that would invite surrender (or resist surrender) is not relevant to waking up to your true nature as Awareness. You see, surrender is not something you do. […]

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It’s So Damn Quiet In Here


Here is my first report: It is so damn quiet in here. More than three weeks ago, thoughts ceased. Well, ninety percent of them, anyway. What remain are functional thoughts: Turn the steering wheel, buy more milk, walk the dog. What has departed is the endless busy chattering of the thinking mind that I now […]

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