The Duality of Consciousness Remains Nondual: Jesus’ Intercessory Prayer, John 17 (BHT)
The duality of the world is nested within the nonduality or oneness of Ultimate Reality. Sages have been teaching and praying this for millennia, that we are this One, despite our apparent duality.
Is Bliss a State of Mind? The Knowing of Opposites, and Gnosing of the Whole
The recent film Bliss depicts a core philosophy in mysticism, which is the unity of opposites, and the knowability of those opposites.
Is our Brain the Source of our Life? Is Matter the Source of Mind/Spirit? A Contemplative Mysticism View
Many people want to reduce our life and consciousness to the physical brain today, but I think we can go much deeper to the Source of our Life and all things.
Misattributed St. Francis Quote “The One You Are Looking For…”?
A quote often attributed to St. Francis doesn't seem to have a credible source, but it's still a good saying, and others appear to have said similarly.
The Inverse Proportional Paradox of Seeing Outwardly and Inwardly
It seems the more we see outwardly, the less we see inwardly? Some thoughts on the nature of the veil.
Is it possible to “know” an Absolute, like God?
Is the human mind capable of comprehending any absolute? I suggest no. And yet, there is a way of "knowing" the Absolute.
Wave Analogies of Consciousness, Mind, and Ultimate Reality
Many analogies can be used to help describe our nature, reality, the mind, and consciousness. Here are a few using waves.
How Our Mind May Construct our Sense of Separation from God
The human mind itself may create the illusion of separation from God or Ultimate Reality, and all other dualities. But how? And why?
What is the Mystical “Light of God”?
Many mystics describe seeing a bright light in their experiences. What is that?