Sunday, 28 February 2010


When we allow the recognition of basic awareness all our attempts to fabricate a picture of reality based solely on descriptive frameworks gently relax. We see that we don't need to contrive anything any more and can actually enjoy life just as it is. The whole game of continually rearranging our circumstances in to a different set of circumstances is no longer necessary, we can also enjoy ourselves just as we are.


Alert, responsive clarity is the basis of all experience. It is only through this naturally occurring clarity that we experience anything at all. It is the brilliant shine of clarity that lights up all of our experience, clarity is the fundamental ability to know.

When we acknowledge this simple fact in our everyday lives then the wide-open ease of clarity becomes more and more obvious wherever we are and whatever we are doing. Clarity is the glue that binds all experience together into a seamless whole.

Friday, 26 February 2010


There is no end to gaining confidence in the brilliance of natural perfection. Each short moment reveals unending clarity. It has no limit, no boundary and no beginning or end. In a very practical sense this means that our lives become increasingly full of wisdom, compassion and the skill to bring benefit to every situation.


I am so happy to be back in Rishikesh at the start of almost a month of Open Meetings and teachings here. The river Ganga flows gently by and clarity shines brilliantly from every appearance.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


When we allow a short moment of the instinctive recognition of clarity we immediately have keen insight into the nature of existence. We see right through all of the descriptive frameworks that we have built up to try and make sense of our experience. We see right to the heart of the matter, to the core of exactly what the nature of reality is.


Wherever you go, there you are, brilliantly shining clarity illuminating all experience from within. It doesn't make any difference where you are or what you are doing the brilliance of naturally occurring clarity is always guaranteed.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Everyday awareness

It is your own ordinary everyday awareness that is the key to an extraordinary way of life. By simply allowing short moments of the recognition of this ordinary everyday awareness life is revealed in all its splendour. We see through the game of reification that we have been obsessively engaged in and can actually then see how best to use our unique strengths, gifts and talents for the betterment of all.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Simple choice

The choice we have is so simple. We can choose to be completely wrapped up in all of our thoughts, emotions and sensations or we can choose to relax as the wide-open space of "what is looking". When we repeat this choice it becomes obvious that this openness of perception is required for anything to be experienced.

Friday, 19 February 2010


What a relief to no longer have to delve into every perception as if life itself depended upon it. What a relief to see that all the clarity and understanding that we ever wished for are to be found in a short moment of allowing everything to be just as it is.

Short moments

With the commitment to short moments we are committing to a life that is increasingly filled with open-hearted clarity in all situations. The power and profundity is in its practical application in everyday life.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010


Your life, exactly as it is, is already perfect for you to recognise the ease and clarity of awareness. Nothing needs to change for the brilliance of clarity to be seen shining brightly in every experience. In fact it is only when we leave everything just as it is that this brilliance is noticed.


Each moment is an incredible opportunity to recognise what is most fundamental. Just by relaxing the compulsive emphasis on all of the descriptive frameworks for a brief moment then the perceptual openness that is always at the base of every perception is obvious. When we make this choice we become clear on exactly what the nature of our experience is.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010


When each and every perception is recognised as a spacious appearance of pure clarity then we experience the relaxed nature of existence. Inseparable from normal every-day life, clarity is the glue that effortlessly holds all experience together. When we acknowledge this then we have access to the perfect intelligence that we are.

Monday, 15 February 2010


Our very own everyday awareness is vast and limitless like the sky. We can find no boundary or edge and no place where it begins or ends. Once we become certain that it is the clarity of awareness that illuminates all of our experience then we can completely relax as the space of wide-open knowing. This space is alert, dynamic and immediately responsive.

Sunday, 14 February 2010


When you relax and allow everything to be exactly as it is, then you notice the infinite creative potential in every moment. It is only because we have been so wrapped up in all our descriptive frameworks that this has gone unrecognised.

Friday, 12 February 2010


When you familiarise yourself with what is at the root of all of your perceptions you become unshakable, like a mountain. You ground yourself in what is completely reliable and stable. "What is looking", never changes and does not depend on what is being looked at.


The only place that we will ever find complete stability is in the instinctive recognition of awareness. It makes no sense to base our stability on any of the fleeting appearances. All perceptions are a seamless uni-flow, ceaseless and unpredictable. The only constant is clarity, which is required for all perceptions to be know.

Thursday, 11 February 2010


Clarity is never affected by any of the appearances of clarity. Unending clarity is without limit or boundary.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

All inclusive

The clear light of awareness is what illuminates all of our experience. The clarity of awareness is all inclusive, it is only due to awareness that we are able to experience anything. In the same way that all the stars are effortlessly encompassed in the vastness of the night sky, awareness effortlessly contains all of our points of view.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Primary faculty

Awareness is the primary faculty. Without awareness nothing could be known. When we acknowledge this most basic of knowledge then we have keen insight into the nature of reality. We see that the essential nature of all experience is this perceptual openness. We see that this relaxed seeing is needed for anything to be experienced even experiences such as "anger" or "depression". When we recognise this for ourselves then our whole perspective of life gently changes and all of the descriptions that seemed so compelling can now be approached with openness and ease.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Who we are

We have always known who we are. To relax and allow the instinctive recognition of our own fundamental nature is never an effort. We are simply recognising something that is already the case. Short moments ensure that this recognition is uncontrived and we are not trying to associate this recognition with any particular perception. Sky-like awareness is the space that includes all perceptions.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Stop searching

When we realise that what we have been looking for is "what is looking" then we can immediately relax. All the methods, strategies and concepts instantly shone through with the clear light of awareness, phew.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Basic recognition

Without the basic recognition of the fundamentally open nature of our perception we will always be looking for something more, there will always be the underlying feeling that something is missing. In the simple recognition of what is the essence and source of any perception then we see that this moment, right now, is already super-complete. When we relax for a brief instant then it is obvious that this moment, just as it is, doesn't need anything adding or anything taking away. We can then sit back enjoy the magnificent display.


Be gentle with yourself. In each short moment of allowing everything to be just as it is, we allow ourselves to be just as we are. Finally the whole game of looking for something to be different comes to a stop. In each short moment we see how perfect each perception is, no matter what descriptive framework we use to understand it. This can be directly experienced in every moment by relying on awareness and allowing the present moment perception to flow effortlessly by.

Thursday, 4 February 2010


Who could have imagined that mental and emotional stability were actually a possibility? When we see that there is something about us that is completely reliable, completely stable and always relaxed then we know that this is not just a possibility but can be our everyday lived reality. So simple, so effective and so profound. Thank you Great Freedom!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


The basis for all experience is our ability to know. Without acknowledging this vital piece of the puzzle it is impossible to actually make sense of our experience. When we do simply acknowledge this basic fact as inseparable from whatever is appearing then we are able to have a balanced view and clearly see how to contribute our incredible innate talents for the betterment of all.

Monday, 1 February 2010


Relax the obsessive focus on all of our ideas about everything and rely on the space that contains and is not separate from those ideas.


It really is completely effortless to relax and allow the instinctive recognition of what is looking. Nothing is required for this recognition to occur and it does not depend on any situation or circumstance. The clarity of awareness already saturates each every perception and it is this that we become certain of by testing it out for short moment repeated many times.