The Essential Energy of Transformation

Every moment is the beginning of the journey. When you wake up, there is not endpoint called “enlightenment”. There’s just this closeness, this intimacy of connection. No one to defend.

Opening is a natural, mysterious movement; and what we learn from a human perspective, is how to let it move in the direction it’s moving. How to step out of the way and let go of control — the control of knowing, the control of believing.

Recorded 2/28/2016 in San Francisco.

Wake Up Right Now

“The fundamental teaching — the guiding principle, the guiding light — is your own true nature. Whether you’re aware of that or not, it is, always has been, and always will be what you are. Belief has nothing to do with it. Trying to achieve has nothing to do with it. It is already what you are. All you have to do today is be here — right now.” Recorded 2/13/2016 in El Cerrito.

That Depth of Relationship We Truly Seek | Jon Bernie | nonduality

New Video: That Depth of Relationship We Truly Seek

Jon Bernie talks to participants at this March 14, 2016 San Francisco, California satsang about the transformation of the personal self that occurs when we learn how to clear and integrate it — from the bigger perspective of our essential nature.

Ask Into Vastness

Are you able to surrender? Are you able to just be here? Whatever way works for you in this moment, it will open you, and it will bring you back into a harmonious presence. Maybe just being here, sensing this energy or presence in the room, if you can sense, see or tune into that.

Whatever allows you to, in a sense, be out of the way, is what’s working for you; is your guidance system, your teacher, your path. The fuel for that guidance system is what we call presence, awareness, energy, or awakened consciousness. It’s a vastness of perception.

Recorded 2/22/16 in San Francisco.

Wait Without Waiting

Eventually you get tired of trying — tired of wanting to know the answers, or how long it’s going to take — and you just kick back. You just open. You wait without waiting. Your deeper presence begins to emerge, and radiate, and become foreground.

Our fundamental nature is energy. Aliveness. When you stop, when you become generally, comfortably still, you can begin to develop the sensitivity to perceive that energy — that awareness. Everyone perceives it in their own way, but the quality of it is universal.

Recorded 3/12/2016 in Santa Cruz.

The Creative Force of Discovery

“When the veil of the knower drops away, the creative force of discovery guides your way. Each moment is revealed as new. Just as food has flavor, being has resonance, and the resonant being of being here, now, naturally encourages the dropping away of the veil of the knower. So we don’t come here to learn in the normal way we think of learning. We actually come here to unlearn, or to allow a natural getting out of the way to happen. So each and every one of us, in our own unique way, finds out how to be here.” Recorded 1/18/2016 in San Francisco.

Love Being

“What is the nature of awakened life? What is the nature of freedom? The simplest description is being. When you’re being, you’re more available as a person. You’re more loving, more understanding, more open. You’re creative; alive! And lighter, not too serious. Just enough. Playful. Curious. Awakened life is about becoming fully, completely actualized as a human being.” Recorded 12/12/2015 in Santa Cruz.

Leaving the Map

“Having a map is good up to a certain point, but sooner or later the map ends, and then how do you find your way? As explorers, do we really know where we’re going? At some point we realize we don’t know, and what originally produced anxiety eventually produces freedom, as we learn to listen to this realm of not knowing, rather than projecting our knowing onto reality.” Recorded 1/16/2016 in San Francisco.

Questions that Release You

“What will it take to dissolve your mind’s control? Freedom is the absence of the thought called ‘I’. So find the questions that release you, that relax you; that allow opening to happen.” Recorded 1/4/2016 in San Francisco.

Fulfillment Right Now

“As human beings, our greatest longing is to be open — to love. Awakening is the key to that, awakening to what you truly are, your pure essence. Find that spark, right now, and let that take you.” Recorded 11/23/2015 in San Francisco.

Monthly Archives: March 2010

The End of Becoming

This week Jon discusses the process of becoming cognizant of what was previously unconscious; finding out how to let go even where we’re not consciously aware we’re holding on; and points out that taking time to stop and pay attention can reveal that we’re still moving forward even when it feels like we’re standing still. Recorded 3/22/2010 in San Francisco.

Human Being

Jon discusses the integration of human and being, and how that shift of perspective is the beginning of true compassion for the human condition; the taste of truth that helps us find our own way to freedom; and the joy of being that arises naturally when one is able to be truly open. Recorded 3/13/2010 in Santa Cruz.

Allowing the Light

In a talk given just before Christmas, Jon discusses the miraculous nature of even so-called negative experiences; reminds us that adversity is often a doorway to liberation; and emphasizes that allowing the dark is allowing the light. Recorded 12/21/2009.