Category Archives: Teachings

Endless Appreciation

Appreciation is a profound act of generosity. We give of ourselves by appreciating, we open ourselves up. The more we give, the more we receive. And when we give completely, we receive fully. ~ Recorded 10/11/2014 in Tiburon

Fundamental Enjoyment

One day you’ll come to a place where you’ll be grateful for not knowing — for not being caught in being the knower, the believer, but rather just fully open, right now. Just awake! Present. Available. The gift of awakening is really fundamental enjoyment, because things are new, things are fresh. There’s a brightness, a vibrant aliveness.

Welcoming the Radiance of Being

Being here fully is giving completely of yourself. Because when you see completely, you give completely, and you receive completely — it’s a complete cycle. There’s no more you or me, no more separation anymore. You are deeply listening in the silence, deeply receiving even when no words are happening. Because giving is happening, and receiving. It’s a complete cycle, a unified field of intelligence, and it’s creating more light and energy.

As you learn to get out of the way and drop the personal self, you become incredibly alive, incredibly energized, and effortlessly present and available for whatever’s next, whatever needs your care and attention. You know that you are this presence. Enjoy the openness of your being, the open-heartedness of your natural state of welcoming.

Being As It Is

Awareness is beyond belief — and yet it is permeating, and permeable, with everything. Allowing that awareness to grow us — to cultivate us, to cook us — facilitates the unfolding of the spirit and the heart. You go from being very heavy, burdened and dense, to being very light, effortless and open.

Awakening from the Heart

The process of transformation is facilitated by allowing yourself to rest in not knowing, by dropping out of the struggling mind that wants to know, and into the vulnerable heart that’s ready to break open.

The Actuality of Freedom

It helps to realize that we’re really not in control, and we really don’t know anything. It’s a big relief, actually. Then we can be enlightened — we can be fascinated, inspired, transformed. We can be liberated, because we’re not caught in some container of imaginary safety which is really, fundamentally, not safe. We find out that letting go, and not knowing, is actually real security.

Profound Meaning Each Moment

Inspiration is something that comes to you, like grace. So we find out how to be available to it, receptive, vulnerable to the intimacy of the primal force of being. Then we begin to find out what unconditional happiness is, and life has profound meaning each moment.

The Hallmark of Intimacy

What we find out in this awakening is that our heart is everyone’s heart, the heart of everything. That intimacy is usually accessed through vulnerability, and the willingness to not be in control — to be open, to be receptive, to not know; to be unwound, released, dissolved. Vulnerability is the hallmark of intimacy, and intimacy is really the realm of the dropping of the self.

Living in the Flow

In awakening the flow becomes illuminated — becomes conscious. And eventually you realize you are that conscious illumination.

True Satisfaction

Our true self is profoundly satisfied. When we awaken, or open to our real nature — this radiant aliveness — we begin to enjoy the possibility of being truly satisfied. It’s this wonderful sense of enrichment, of being nourished and fulfilled and complete.