The Reality of Connection

Connection is our true nature. It’s an aliveness, a presence, a vastness. The reason we come here — the reason we *are* here — is to discover that for the first time; or to rediscover it; or to deepen into what is already present for us.

Video: Cracking the Paradigm–part 1 of the spiritual laboratory

Video: Developing Energetic Consciousness: part 2 of the spiritual laboratory

Video: Each Moment is New: part 3 of the spiritual laboratory

Video: Trusting Your Internal Guidance System: part 4 of the spiritual laboratory

Turning Awareness On

Suffering is when we’re very identified, when we’re so contracted in our beliefs that there’s no sense of humor, no lightness. It’s heavy. It’s a bummer! But you can bring awareness in such a way that opening happens; you can question in such a way that the mind dissolves. And when you’re fully here the heart will open up, and then you’ll encounter this closeness, nearness, this intimacy with everything.

Video: Being Available for Connection

“When we are here–not in the future–we are available for connection…which is our true nature.”
“We need love–to feel connected on a human level–not just this groovy bliss of spirituality…that’s just the beginning….The follow-up is the ongoing healing of transformation.”
“Being open is the ability to be with that mystery as it unfolds.”
Recorded at the Tiburon Satsang, February 28, 2015

Noticing with the Heart

The noticing that I’m describing is free of judgment, interpretation, comparison, analysis. So bring yourself back to a place where there’s spacious awareness. Widen your field to find that place where there is no resistance. Feel your heart opening, moving, unwinding. Feel your mind relaxing.

There’s nothing like being unburdened. It’s fresh, and it’s always brand new. And you can find that bliss right now — not by trying, but by noticing with heart, with compassion; with patience, forgiveness and gratitude.

How to Be Here

The fundamental teaching of being here is… just being here. No grasping; no holding; no trying. No understanding. No mind, no body; no nothing! Just being. Those are not concepts; rather, they are descriptions of how it is when *just being* is happening.

Call Yourself Home

If you’re not here, where are you? If you have a moment, you might try arriving, and allowing yourself to become embodied. Allow your awareness to fully permeate your whole nervous system; and your amorphous emotional realm; and even your mind! That’s part of the miracle and mystery too.