Category: Awareness


A discussion exploring Awareness after death and the notion of reincarnation.

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Published on Oct 13, 2017

A 13-year-old boy asks if awareness has always existed. The presumption that time exists, inherent in his question, is then explored. 


Posted on October 3, 2017

Deepak Chopra, M.D: Feeling in control is a critical issue in everyone’s life…
Most people are uncomfortable being out of control—a state that produces anxiety, uncertainty, confusion, panic, and loss of self-confidence, depending on how severe the loss of control is. Let’s see what a natural way of being in control looks like.

Control Starts at the Cellular Level

If you live entirely in the present, you are also in control. This isn’t a connection that seems obvious. But the best example is right in front of you. If you look at your body, each cell exists in a state of natural dynamic balance at every moment. A cell can’t afford to lose control. The multiple functions of a cell’s existence are handled simultaneously, and when the situation calls for a change, the cell responds flexibly. The cell’s multiple functions are reflected in activities familiar in your life: eating, drinking, breathing, reproducing itself, healing, renewing, and resting. But those are just broad outlines. A cell’s actual activities span a vast chemical array of proteins and enzymes managed with exquisite sensitivity by the cell’s DNA.

What does this have to do with you feeling in control? One connection is obvious: your body must be functioning well in order for you to feel that you are in a state of well-being. You can’t be in control without a good night’s sleep, because poor sleep leads to hormonal imbalances and the loss of motor control, among other things. You need a steady flow of energy from regular eating habits and a whole-foods diet. There cannot be constant stress, which steadily erodes the body’s ability to rebalance itself after the last stress response has occurred. Chronic low-grade stress is a major hidden health hazard in modern life.

Yet the issue of control contains a central mystery, because a cell’s ability to balance multiple functions simultaneously has never been adequately explained. It constitutes what could be called a field phenomenon; that is, all the disparate parts are regulated by a single controller that is holistic, the way the Earth’s magnetic field influences every magnet anywhere on the planet. But in the case of cells, no physical field explains how multiple functions can be controlled, as if by an invisible intelligence. Luckily for the cell, it has no choice but to trust in the field effect that keeps it running in perfect balance.

You are also embedded in the field of infinite intelligence that we call consciousness, but unlike a cell, you can lose contact with the field. To be in control requires tuning in to the level of consciousness that isn’t perturbed by external forces. This is actually a natural steady state, but in modern life, with its stress, distractions, and fast pace, remaining steady and centered requires consciously being mindful.

Present-Moment Awareness

Mindful of what? Mindful that you have been thrown out of the present moment. When you are present, you are in control. When you aren’t present, you have lost control. Everything happens inside. It’s not that you are immune to external forces, only that when you notice that you aren’t present, you get back there.

Meditation, if practiced over a period of time, makes it much easier to be mindful and also to return to present-moment awareness. Yet you can also do a quick remedy by finding a quiet place to be alone, close your eyes, take some deep breaths, and find your center again. Doing this several times a day is a good routine, because it alerts you in a mindful way to what it feels like to be steady and present.

If you are present, here and now, you are in control. The ego makes a mistake by always trying to get its own way, putting up resistance, or being right. Countless people think of those things as being in control. In reality, nothing throws you out of yourself like demanding to get what you want, resisting other people, and always having to be right.

How to Stay in Control

To translate this into daily life, all you have to do is to imitate what every cell does:

  • Trust in your existence.
  • See yourself as multi-dimensional, simultaneously merging body, mind, and spirit.
  • Favor cooperation over competition.
  • Take a holistic rather than a fragmented approach.
  • Attend to any need that arises as soon as it appears.
  • Accept other people as your equal, treating them with respect and dignity.
  • Take healing seriously, meaning physical, mental, and spiritual healing all together.
  • Be as self-aware as possible.
  • Realize that the present moment is the only time that’s fully real.

See yourself as constantly growing and evolving, and live according to this vision.Quite a long laundry list, you might say. But it boils down to one thing only: Live with present-moment awareness. That’s the ultimate secret that no amount of self-control exerted by the ego can achieve. By redefining what it means to be in control, you can achieve something invaluable for your personal success and happiness.

Source: Chopra


Published on Sep 29, 2017

In this meditation, it is seen that knowing, being aware or awareness itself is the ever-present and unchanging background of all knowledge and experience.

Published on Sep 18, 2017

Rupert Spira Takes You Deep Within Yourself

Eckhart Tolle
Published on Sep 14, 2017

In this video Eckhart Tolle discusses how presence is the arising of a dimension of consciousness from where you can become aware that there is a voice in your head. For human beings, he explains, to discover this dimension within themselves is extraordinarily important.

Rupert Spira
Published on Sep 15, 2017
A woman whose daughter passed away is encouraged to allow the memory of her daughter to take her back to the love they shared.

Profound Talks
Published on Sep 8, 2017
Eckhart Tolle on Faith and Not Caring about Your Opinions (Recommended – Part 1)

Published on Aug 25, 2017

A 13-year-old asks why awareness forgets itself.
From the Spring retreat at Buckland Hall.


We are all on a spiritual journey. For everybody, this journey starts with birth and ends with death. Our life is a link between our date of birth and date of death. The book of our life stretches between the two end points, and this book is the chronicle of our wanderings. We have recognized that we are suffering, we are suffocated in the swamp of the multitude of beliefs and ideas, and this recognition spurs us to embark on a Journey to discover ourselves. Understanding all this is the beginning of the real JOURNEY along the road. Based on the book The Awakening of Consciousness by Frank M. Wanderer

In this eminently readable evocatively photographed volume best-selling author Raphael Cushnir provides a simple and holistic path to achieving lasting peace of mind and body. Through a series of short deceptively approachable essays Cushnir details the day-to-day practices that comprise the foundation of a stress-free life. Cushnir’s signature mix of personal anecdote and approachable metaphor ensures that each of his 18 lessons rings home. In the spirit of Cushnir’s popular How Now: 100 Ways to Celebrate the Present Moment Surfing Your Inner Sea is a guidebook a resource and a wellspring of practical inspiration.


Raphael Cushnir is a leading voice in the world of emotional connection and present moment awareness. He has shared his unique approach to personal and professional development with millions of readers in O, The Oprah Magazine, Beliefnet, Spirituality and Health, Psychology Today, and The Huffington Post. He is the author of five books, lectures worldwide, and is a faculty member of the Esalen Institute, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, In addition, he coaches individuals and teams at Fortune 100 companies, governments, religious organizations, and leading non-profits.

Look Inside

Raphael Cushnir – Warm Welcoming and Surfing Your Inner Sea

Published on Aug 26, 2017

Dr. Wayne Dyer’s incomparable wisdom. It guides us to new levels of self-awareness.
There’s a level of awareness available to you that you are probably unfamiliar with. It extends upward and transcends the ordinary level of consciousness that you’re most accustomed to. At this higher plane of existence, which you and every human being who has ever lived can access at will, the fulfillment of wishes is not only probable—it is guaranteed. By entering into that realm you have much more say over what comes into your life than you might have envisioned.
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Published on Aug 25, 2017

 How do you rest as awareness? Do you have to do anything to rest as awareness? Adyashanti invites you into this exploration of what it means to ‘rest as awareness.’ As you relinquish the mind’s desire to constantly be doing or understanding something, you can step out of the egoic mind state and into all-inclusive awareness.

Video Excerpted from “Rest As Awareness”(DVD #48):

http://bit.ly/2vaPw9r

Quotes from this Video:

“’Resting as awareness’ isn’t a state of doing, it’s a state of being.”

“Awareness isn’t being the watcher and it’s not really being the witness — both of those are things that egos do.”

“If resting as awareness actually happens, then at some point it will dawn on you that you and awareness are not two different things.”

“Awareness is much more what you are than all the ideas that you ever had about yourself in your life.”

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