Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Watcher

Coromandel, New Zealand

When we put our attention to what we are thinking and doing, a break occurs between ourselves and our conditioned mind. This is our first taste of freedom.

When we are watching our thoughts and actions, the question arises, who is the watcher and who is being watched? A door opens to the Unmanifested, the Divine. Once the door is opened, it is very difficult to close again. Once our eyes are open, why would we want to close them? We have taken the first step on a journey to become one with who we really are. Of course, no journey is required. Freedom can never be experienced at some point in the future, only in the present. Are we on a journey or are we not? No answer is required. This is merely a paradox that we surrender to.

Answers are only required by our thinking self. Freedom can only be experienced in the space between thoughts. We become comfortable with unanswered questions. We see the great mysteries of the world and allow them to be as they are. Trying to figure them out will not take us where we need to be.

Let's bring our attention to ourselves.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Waihihi Bay, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

We hold onto our beliefs as if our life literally depended on it. We believe with such certainty, that we think that anyone who disagrees with us is an idiot (or worse). We believe that the stories we tell ourselves and others are without question, the truth.

The more adamant we are about our beliefs, the more insecure we truly are. The firmness of our beliefs is in direct relation with the fragility of our egos. We would rather hold onto our beliefs than be happy, confident, peaceful and free. Is the price we are paying really worth it? What would happen if we lost the certainty of our beliefs? Would we be lessened as people if we surrendered our judgments? Would we be lost, with no anchor, if we stopped criticizing and holding firm opinions about what our world is?

Once we surrender our judgment, thoughts, beliefs, and ideas about our reality, we will see ourselves and the world as they really are. Our insecurity and neuroses will lessen. We will experience freedom and joy. We will start to like ourselves and ignore the pettiness and faults in others. We will live in harmony with the Infinite Energy Source.

Let's surrender to joy.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Caterpillar, Sedona, Arizona

When our anger, envy, frustration, desire and other judgments about ourselves and others begin to fade, we will start to see the connections between all of us and everything. We begin to notice that there is a divine energy which is contained in every one of us from which we arose and will return after our physical life is over. We understand that, often the people that we are most critical of are the most similar to ourselves. The differences that we had with others begin to fade. When we look at others, we see ourselves.

Let's see the Light in everyone and everything.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Meteor Crater, Arizona

We sometimes get irritated when we miss a traffic light while driving. We sometimes become enraged when someone cuts us off in traffic. We often live life on a hair trigger, where the smallest slight will cause us to instantly flush with anger.

We may not realize it, but every moment we are making a choice. We are choosing to react in an angry or judgmental way. Once we realize that we have a choice, why would we choose to be angry over inconsequential things? When we are angry, we are harming ourselves more than others. Our blood pressure and stress levels spike and we are agitated for hours and sometimes days, contributing to our feelings of unease.

We become angry because we believe that our thoughts represent the truth. Once we realize that our thoughts are not truth, we can notice them and not react. We then become free of the shackles of conditioned consciousness. The triggering thought will pass in moments, as opposed to keeping us agitated for days. Our thoughts are not truth. Every moment is a new choice.

Let's be aware of our thoughts without reacting or judging. This is freedom.