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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.

The Space of Deepest Acceptance

Our nature is like the ocean, infinitely deep and beautiful. True acceptance is perceiving from that spaciousness, from the energetic fundamental nature that we are — from awareness itself.

The Power of Truth

There’s a magic and a power to describing what is in a space that doesn’t expect anything — a space of open acceptance that is really resonating that frequency of freedom that you already are. Describing what is lifts the veil, burns off the fog, and awareness naturally shines through.

Phenomenal Expansion of Perspective

It helps to have the perspective of the big heart, the space of unconditional acceptance we all have within us. Because as we heal, deeply, we naturally transform, we naturally awaken. We naturally become free. We naturally find the newness of this moment — right here, right now.

Birth of the Light

We’re always celebrating the birth of the light. Find this light — this light that is what you are — and really enjoy its radiance.

No Holding Back

When we’re not held back, not stuck in our belief structures, we can move into the realm of now, which is constant discovery — a creative, intelligent realm. You can feel it, this openness, expansiveness, spaciousness. And when that becomes available, how do you give that your attention?

I sometimes talk about generosity. Generosity means no holding back — you’re giving yourself fully. When that happens, there’s a complete receiving fully. And that cycle of energy, that amazing energy of fully giving and fully receiving, is what transmission really means. The teaching happens on that level, where we’re coursing in oneness, in presence.