Tag Archives: Awakening

Ripening – Are you ready to awaken? – 2nd ebook excerpt Awakening is Simple –

Ripening - Are you ready to awaken? - 2nd ebook excerpt from Awakening is Simple The greatest delusion is that you identify with the voice of thought in your head. You are not Mind. Suffering is created by thought and can only be experienced in thought. Most of us are at unease. We experience this as suffering, depression, anxiety, worry, doubt, futility, woe is me, what is life about, what is my purpose, why can’t I be happy, why am I not successful, why don’t things ever work out for me, Read more [...]

Awakening is Simple – FREE!! ebook excerpts

Gentle readers, I’m posting parts of the ebook Awakening is Simple. Over the next few days, I’ll post the following sections: Awakening is Simple / Ripening / Exit the World of Fear and Sadness / Awareness Now / Release / “Cease to Cherish Opinion” / Acceptance / Release Meditation / Metta / Presence / Close Read more [...]

Awaken Already!

This site encourages people to awaken. Why? Because Awakening is natural being, and awakening is far simpler than you might think. This site is about Simplicity, Truth and optimal reader experience. Awakening is very important and I want encourage as many to awaken as I can. I go for Truth, Simplicity, and optimal reader experience. I present very simple techniques that are easy to learn and easy to incorporate into daily living, and I keep the fluff and mumbo-jumbo out of it. By Truth, I mean that Read more [...]

Being present – how to be present with what is already present

The present moment has always been available to spiritual seekers, but as long as you are seeking you are not available to the present moment. "Seeking" implies that you are looking to the future for some answer, or for some achievement, spiritual or otherwise. Everybody is in the seeking mode, seeking to add something to who they are, whether it be money, relationships, possessions, knowledge, status.. or spiritual attainment. This is it. There is no more. If you can be present, it’s the whole Read more [...]

GTD – How to Get Awakening Done!

Hard work pays off over time. Laziness pays off right now! Why put off till tomorrow that which you can avoid forever! I’m too lazy to look up the quotations above and give them proper attribution. Browse in a bookstore and the internet, and you find all sorts of advice on how to get things done, how to stop procrastinating, how make money, how to live, how to awaken, how to have relationships, how to be successful, how to manifest, how to get up early, how to network, and much more than I Read more [...]

Rely on Direct Experience only – “Cease to cherish Opinion”

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. "It is overfull. No more will go in!" "Like this cup," Nan-in said, "you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?" In a poem Seng-ts’an writes: Read more [...]

How to Light up chakras instantly (Release)

This is a quick, simple, energizing meditation. It can be done at anytime. We don’t have to know the colors or positions of chakras or even what chakras or Tantra are, for this to work. Become aware of your spine from the very bottom to the crown of the head. Imagine a bright, energizing light is going off at the bottom of the spine. Imagine that the spine is lighting up with this white bright light progressively, as it extends up the spine. This white light starts at the bottom and begins Read more [...]

The Paradox of Effort

Once there was a man who hated his own shadow. When he walked and found that his shadow was close behind him, he began to walk faster and faster. But the faster he moved, the closer his shadow came. So he ran like a madman.. and in the end, he dropped dead. Those who do not understand the Dao are just like the man who hated his shadow. It is actually very easy to be rid of one’s shadow — just rest under a tree. Just rest.” -Zhuang Zhou There’s a Zen story about an eager young monk Read more [...]

The Power of Intention – how to stop the cycle of madness

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -Aniis Nin Is this a familiar pattern of your life, your relationships, and your work: Periodically, you examine your life-situation. You don’t like a lot of things about your situation. You feel worry, anxiety, fear, disappointment, hopelessness, and beaten down when you think about it. You want to be fitter, richer, more attractive, more effective, more energetic, younger; you want the Read more [...]

So Utterly Simple…

It’s just here and now. There is awareness and all experience is in the now. We already know this. If we simply stop ignoring the present, the world opens up. Be aware. Be present. Observe the mind without judgment or analysis. Put attention in the body. Be patient. Be present with that which is already present: sounds, sights, tastes, smells, and touch. You are present when there is no time-delay between a perception and sensation. photo credit: saname777 And as you become more and more Read more [...]