Is spiritual awakening really spiritual?

As introductions go, the opening to the Tao Te Ching must rank right up there as amongst the most enigmatic. ‘The Tao that can be spoken is not the universal Tao. The name that can be named is not the universal name.’ It’s immediately mysterious and alluring, and it’s exactly the sort of sentiment that […]

Non-duality: is it worth it?

Someone asked me yesterday, ‘Is it worth it?’ We had been discussing non-duality and got to part about dropping everything along the way, seeing through attachments, beliefs, identity. I’d been blunt, there was no point sugar coating it but it’s not easy stuff to take on board, hence the question, I guess. I really didn’t […]