The problem of ‘phony holiness’ is a drag. I’m a master at it, I’ll tell you. How to be phony holy, how to get ahead of yourself, because in our society we think our way into stuff rather than slow down enough to let it happen to us in a natural way. “I ought to... Read more »
Much of the practice is to continually remember to extricate yourself from the identification of your awareness with your desires, fears, hopes, and thoughts. The goal is not to stay out in lala land, but to get established in other planes of consciousness, and then connect fully back into life. So that you are, as... Read more »
I remember being in India as a renunciate and thinking, “Well, the thing that has obsessed me for the last 25 or 30 years is sex.” I mean, since puberty until I was sitting there, I thought, “My god, think of the amount of time I have spent thinking about sex… Will I get enough?... Read more »
When you begin to awaken, you see how caught you have been in the prison of your mind about certain reality… and how caught everybody else seems to be. That awakening begins a journey and the tendency is, because you realize how trapped you’ve been in the prison, to push against it and develop an... Read more »
It’s very easy when you have touched great depths of love and beauty and presence and emptiness and clarity and wisdom – it’s easy to assume you’re always going to stay in that, because when you’re in it, it is so totally who you are. So, you’ve got to realize we are living in incredibly... Read more »
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