Category Archives: Podcasts

Zen Algebra

One minus one equals freedom. Coming back to zero, everything and nothing simultaneously. Relative and absolute integrated — one minus one. Whatever you have, give it away. Whatever you’re holding on to, let go of. Return back to zero; to openness; to clarity. Then you are what you see. You are what you feel. Everyone, in their own experience, has to find out how to make *one minus one* happen.

Letting *Letting Go* Happen

Let yourself begin to find a natural, easy stillness.  In allowing yourself simply to be aware — to be awareness — you literally begin to feel or see as spaciousness, as presence; as vast, boundaryless consciousness itself, enriching and enlivening your whole being.

The Miracle of Pure Aliveness

Forget everything you know: your past, your future, your beliefs. Because what happens here is a mysterious, amazing, miraculous process of becoming unburdened, of lightening up — of enlightening! — so that the light that you are actually can shine, the loving heart that you are can radiate, and you can be happy — unconditionally happy — and have a good life. Recorded 4/30/2015.

Discovering What’s Real

The real gift of awakening and opening is truly loving. We open into being authentically loving beings — enlightened, radiant, filled with spirit, and completely grounded in authentic humanity.

What’s In the Way?

What is “awake”? Awake is when you’re connected, when you’re actually available to what you’re sensing and feeling, and to what others are sensing and feeling. When we stop, when we open, we see and feel how we’ve been holding back, and how we can begin to get out of our own way.

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.

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.

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.