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Gurdjieff STOP Exercise

[ This Guest post comes in its entirety from the blog Truth Can Save You, found here: https://truthcansaveyou.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/the-stop-exercise-from-gurdjieff/ many thanks for it ! ] Gurdjieff would tell his disciples to engage in all kinds of activities: somebody is digging in … Continue reading

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A Little Less Moss

In 2005 I met one of “Them”- my first encounter with someone who lived in spacious clarity every day. Thai Buddhist teacher and meditation coach Ajhan Jeerapong Pairote shone his brilliant simplicity on the selfy skepticism and gloomy Western attitude … Continue reading

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Sensory Immersion

Awakening is refocusing attention away from identification with thoughts, and toward the sensory world. Michel Tardieu, a guide at the Liberation Unleashed forum, wrote these exercises to help bring and keep attention, and then awareness of attention, in the sensory … Continue reading

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Learn to Deceive Yourself

[ Guest post today by Sam Watts, author of the blog FREESTYLE AWAKENING. Sam points out how the mechanism of confusion operates, and how to find some fundamental insight into our human experience. ] Learn to Deceive Yourself by Sam … Continue reading

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Waking up with Direct Pointing

The following letter has been fitted to the page with spaces arranged and name redacted as requested by the writer. No other changes made. Hi Dominic, I’m writing an account of my experience over the last ~2 weeks for reference. … Continue reading

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Chipping Away …

A glimpse at the ” I ” left a permanent crack in the edifice of thought constructed self . Practice now strongly focused on this crack . Having read of the practice of inquiry and the use of the classic … Continue reading

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First break …

It was on a week long silent retreat, in March of 2010, that I was reading a few lines out of the book ” Nothing Personal ” by Nirmala. Nirmala clearly points out that thoughts are objects which are known … Continue reading

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The Roar of Silence

This shy, bookish teenager, was haunted by a yearning for he-knew-not-what. Looking for something  to bridge the imagined divide between everyday life and the Absolute – an indescribable  experience. Voraciously consumed the book “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramahansa Yogananda  … Continue reading

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