Tuesday, 29 June 2010

All inclusive

There is no perception that is not included in the vast expanse of clarity. Each perception only arises due to innate clarity and each perception is brilliantly lit with clarity. Perceptions arise within clarity and clarity is only to be found in perception. The two are inseparable like the colour blue is inseparable from the sky.

Saturday, 26 June 2010


By relaxing and allowing everything to be exactly as it is for short moments we become more and more comfortable with the unpredictable display of phenomena that is sometimes called "life". We all know that life is unpredictable and by relying on innate clarity we also come to know that we have no need to desperately try and control our experience. Through relying on clarity we discover the stable ground of existence that is wide-open and clear. By repeating this instinctive recognition we gain confidence that this is the case and are therefore more able to deal with whatever happens next from the perspective of clarity.

Friday, 25 June 2010


It can be something of a shock when we discover that well-being does not depend on what we are thinking. We have been carefully trained to dissect and analyse our thoughts and emotions to decide which ones are good and which ones are unwanted. We use this methodology to order our life and to gauge whether we are "doing well" or not. We then proceed to try and have as many positive or pleasant experiences as possible and to minimise any negative emotions or thoughts. No matter how successful at this game we are there is no way to hold at bay the negative thoughts or experiences and no way to hold on to the pleasant or positive ones. This approach to life is always hard work as we continually try to micromanage life to be just the way we think it should be. No one had told us that there was any other way to go about things.

When we are introduced to the practice of "short moments" and the support of the world-wide Great Freedom community then very quickly we come to see the futility of this conventional approach to living. Instead we slowly recognise, in our own direct experience, that there is something about us that is always relaxed, clear and spacious no matter what thought or emotion happens to be appearing. By repeating the short moment, whenever we naturally remember then we gradually gain confidence in relying on this clarity and not the endless stream of descriptions. We discover that our well-being does not depend on any particular perception or set of circumstances but that it is to be found in the natural presence of sky-like clarity.

The value of the community is to make the instinctive recognition of clarity easy and to prevent the adoption of any extreme position or point of view. In this way we all support each other in this most important of choices.

Thursday, 24 June 2010


The clear openness of perception supersedes all ideas and conceptual frameworks. When we recognise this for short moments, repeated many times, then we really become comfortable with the unpredictable flow of all thoughts. To directly experience that no idea or concept can ever alter sky-like clarity is to directly comprehend the nature of all experience. With this comprehension comes an ease of being and simple appreciation of everything and everyone that is beyond imagining. The limitless liveliness of singularity dances in all its unrestrained joy!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010


When we look at nature the perfect interconnectedness of everything all at once is obvious. The unified nature of all phenomena, no matter how we describe them, is clear in the "natural world". The recognition that our thoughts, emotions and sensations are also nothing but this same unity is the beginning of true compassion and understanding.

Monday, 21 June 2010


The relief of recognising for a short moment the open clear nature of perception is immediate. This relief does not depend on any descriptive framework but is intrinsic to every perception. The wide-open sky-like nature of innate clarity is already the case and so to recognise this is never difficult. Repeat this simple recognition for a short moment whenever you naturally remember and see if this sense of openness and ease becomes more obvious in your own direct experience.


The ease of being and the complete confidence in knowing that we can rely on the openness of natural clarity comes about in repeatedly taking short moments of instinctive recognition. Keep it simple, short moments repeated many times, do become continuous and confidence and stability effortlessly increase. What a wonder!

Saturday, 19 June 2010


Humility is a sign of strength and stability. Thank you Great Freedom for all the incredible support I have received over the last few years, there is no way I could have done it on my own.

Friday, 18 June 2010


The effort to define ourselves by constantly referencing experience back to a set of belief systems and assumptions never leads anywhere other than more referencing. The brilliant clarity that illuminates all experience has no need of definition and its sole reference is itself. When we relax and recognise that that this is already the case then we find an ease and wisdom that cannot be contrived. When we gently remind ourselves of this fundamental truth, short moment by short moment, then the clarity of seeing everything exactly as it is shines more and more brightly.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010


What can you really say about your identity? What do any of the labels relate to? To see beyond all of the conventional descriptions of who you are just relax right now and notice the clarity that is looking through your eyes. The ability to know is primary to anything that is known and is essential to all knowing. It is always relaxed, wide-open like the sky and always completely beneficial. When we drop all pretence and assumed identities this benefit is immediately and directly experienced.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


The value of spending time with a global community that is solely focused on supporting each other in the instinctive recognition of innate clarity cannot be underestimated. I feel so lucky to have the privilege of having so many incredible friends that want nothing but to help each other in gaining more and more stability and confidence in the brilliance of clarity. Thank you all for all that you do.

Monday, 14 June 2010


Right now you have a choice. You can continuing the endless task of sorting your experience in accordance with all the frames of reference you have adopted or you can relax and notice the brilliance of naturally occurring clarity. It is always this simple and every time you acknowledge in your own experience, wherever you are, whatever you are doing, then the more obvious clarity becomes.

Sunday, 13 June 2010


Watch your perspective change from being narrow and tense to expansive and wide-open simply by recognising the basic state of clarity for short moments, repeated many times. Your perception has always been unrestricted and free-flowing and you have always known this to be true . It is time to stop fooling yourself and get real with things as they actually are. Claim your birthright and make use of all that you have to offer to the world, it's time to stop messing around.

Thursday, 10 June 2010


The openness of perception is obvious when we just relax the obsessive need to describe everything just for a short moment. This openness is relaxed, sensitive and alert, free from the need to refer everything back to an assumed identity. We directly experience the spacious nature of all perceptions and the warm-hearted clarity that is their source. We see that we can allow all experience to be exactly as it is, give up the continual struggle to intellectually understand each and every fleeting appearance and simply enjoy the dynamic ease that is always immediately accessible. The already unified nature of all experience is taken out of the realm of the theoretical and into everyday life by simply taking short moments of relaxed openness whenever you remember.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010


You have everything you need to discover complete perfect mental and emotional stability. Your life is already perfect for the recognition of what underpins all experience. The constant that is to be found is what is looking at these words and because it is already looking it is already obvious. All that is required is to notice this basic information whenever you naturally remember until you become certain of this fundamental truth in your own direct experience. It really is up to you to decide what you want to do with your life.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Better and better

There is no end to gaining confidence in clarity, it just keeps getting better and better. Increased mental and emotional stability, coupled with keen insight into the nature of reality is just the start. Relating with ease and openness becomes the norm rather than the exception and the desire to actually be of benefit to yourself and others arises spontaneously in a completely uncontrived way. The incredible support that is offered by Great Freedom makes all this possible and the realisation dawns that together we can actually make a difference.

Sunday, 6 June 2010


The evidence for clarity is your present perception. Whatever you happen to be thinking right now is the only place that you will be able to recognise the brilliant ease of clarity. This makes it very simple and very direct. By recognising this basic piece of knowledge again and again we come to see that clarity is wide-open, naturally present, alert and completely dynamic, effortlessly reconfiguring itself on the fly.

Thursday, 3 June 2010


No pain whether physical or emotional can ever affect the wide-open relaxed nature of innate clarity. Because every appearance is nothing but clarity how could clarity affect clarity? When you relax and really allow everything to be just as it is then each description, each story, each elaboration is also seen to be nothing but clarity. Wherever you turn, whatever you are doing or thinking, that is where you will find clarity. Do yourself a favour, keep it simple, recognise the way things already are, short moment by short moment.