The Nature of Nonduality and the Art of Pure Awareness

The Art of Pure Awareness

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We Exist in a Nonduality Universe

Nonduality Universe Illustration

Do you have some place where you are more yourself than anywhere else? Do you have some place where you really belong?

The universe is showing us how to be ourselves. Just for a moment drop the idea of a world ‘out there’ and a you ‘in here.’ Stop all thought. Without using memory, ‘Who are YOU?’ While maintaining no thought, no memory, notice a presence is here, and whether you are being a memory of ‘you’ or not, that unchanging presence is witnessing all that is happening. While mind is constantly changing, awareness remains perfectly unchanging. As life transforms between each moment, awareness observes what is changing but remains unchanged. A canvas is not primarily affected by what is painted on it, just as silence is not changed by what music is played. So it is we know change, by that which does not change. We experience relativity, time and space, by that which is absolute, timeless and spaceless.

I am Not, but the Universe is my Self.
— Shih-t’ou

Abiding in the heart is pure awareness. It is here that soul is present, reaching out behind the construct of mind, communicating through our emotions, thoughts and body, informing us when we have wandered off course. Soul is guide and protector, map and compass; it illuminates the way, so we remain true to our chosen path. Fate is not entirely conditioned by upbringing or circumstances; soul has already mapped its course and we shape and create our own destiny, moment by moment, by what we think and how we act.

On a clear mind, we sail over the horizon of ordinary awareness. Where thoughts incessantly rise, the sea is troubled, and the waves prevent a passage to peaceful shores. All is calm when mind is withdrawn from the world and we look into our heart.

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
— Carl Gustav Jung

Awakening is recognising all appearances are illuminated from the light that shines in our heart. When subjective mind ‘in here’ has ceased objectifying ‘out there’ we realise we are, at the centre of ‘no-being,’ the source of all that is.

‘Who are YOU?’

We are everything, everywhere, and simultaneously, there is no who, no you, anywhere to be found. Having transcended our personal objective existence, we realise the inconceivable is-ness of being.

Released from this conditioned idea of our personal objective existence, we are FREE.
—Wei Wu Wei

We are, in essence, the sea of pure awareness and waves are the changing world of our perceptions, thoughts and feelings. To know pure awareness is to know the meaning of the words: What we are looking for is what is looking. Mind is a wave looking for the sea. In dissolution of the wave—we walk on the still waters of pure awareness.

To be yourself, stop imagining yourself to be this or that. Just be. Let your true nature emerge. Don’t disturb your mind with seeking.
— Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Pure Awareness

Voyager: The Art of Pure Awareness

Voyager and the art of pure awareness is a quest to find out who we really are. A journey that takes us beyond ‘earth’s human shores’ in search of true peace and happiness. Life and everything we experience arise from awareness. We are never outside awareness. Just as waves are not separate from the ocean, we are not separate from awareness. We are each a human wave arising in ‘the sea of pure awareness.’

Book image Voyager - The Art of Pure AwarenessAn adventure into the nonduality nature of pure awareness, Voyager inspires us along our own individual path of inner transformation. An essential and inspirational work that conveys the inexpressible truth of existence—“We are pure awareness at centre, human in appearance.”

Abiding in the heart of humanity is the light of true peace and happiness. Each of the twenty five chapters presents a voyage toward our inner, universal Self, bringing a deeper and wider perspective along the way. Exploring the shores of human-beingness ever more deeply, we realise, “soul is the lighthouse—the light that guides us safely home.” By simply experiencing ourselves without distraction of mind, we see through personal drama to our true nature. Pure awareness is an art that requires practice to quiet the surface of mind and still the moving waters of our emotional seas. Enlightenment is simply being. A recognition that all world appearances are illuminated from the light that shines in our heart.

We stand at the bow of our ship. The sky is clear, the sea is calm.…Now voyager sail thou forth to seek and find.Walt Whitman

Nonduality

Nonduality is Seeing True self as the ground of all being

Nonduality and heart consciousness are synonymous. The heart is the bridge that transcends the limitations and constraints of mind. Awakening is purely the absolute freedom from your ‘self’; that sense that you are an individual separate from the world. Right here, ever present, in the midst of ordinary life, you are already that which you are seeking. Once the illusion of self falls away you realise you were never separate from all that is. At the heart of knowing there is a simplicity beyond words.

You are what you seek

Nonduality is a natural state of peace and happiness

All there is is oneness. Oneness is the ordinariness of life as it is happening. There is no path to oneness. Oneness is already here. The myth of enlightenment is that we must seek something. But we are already complete. We have always been complete. We are always living in the presence of oneness.

Being is the ‘aliveness’, the unity of life, the one boundless constant, never coming and never going. Death is only the end of the illusion of the individual ‘me’, a separate part of all that is. Liberation from the ‘me’ can only be shared through friendship. It cannot be taught but is constantly shared. Because being is all there is, no-one can lay claim to it. Boundlessness cannot be owned, cannot be given or taken away.  All there is is the wonder of being.

Everything exists in this state of presence. A flower or a stone, you and me, the sea, the sand and the stars are all part of what is. What we are seeking is already here. There is nothing to learn or understand. It is simply beingness. Life simply being life. When the illusion of separation falls away, there is oneness. Oneness is no individuality taking delivery of it.

Nonduality is Life Before “Me”

The ancient wisdom of nonduality is the deep understanding of the interconnectedness of life. There is no path to oneness. Oneness is always here, ever present and alive, to be shared in openness and friendship with anyone who is willing to go beyond their thoughts and beliefs of self identity to meet in the awesome presence that is absolute unconditional love.

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