The Thrill of The Ordinary

You don’t have to do anything special to get this. In fact, you can’t get this, you can’t have it because it’s not separate from the being that you are. Just being as you are is the great prize that is looked for in all worldly searching and in...

What If

What if the very happening of this moment were what you were really, really looking for? Not the content of any future moment or any object that you can own and identify yourself with but the actuality of this, here and now. What if you are already complete? What if...

Is My Awakening Complete?

One of the questions that often comes up for the spiritual seeker is the question of progress. How am I doing on my awakening journey? Is my awakening complete? What stage am I at? These are all questions that fascinate the seeker and of course ensure the game of...

October Newsletter and Podcast

Here is this month’s newsletter and podcast where really all that is happening is play. A play with words, ideas and concepts… pointing towards that which is beyond words, ideas and concepts. A return to the childlike delight in simply being. Being with no...

The Chaos of Life

There seems to be a great deal of chaos in political, economic and social systems at the moment. For the separate individual this inevitably generates a fear for survival… or it might generate a thirst for change or a sense of excited anticipation. The shocking...

Collapse

What remains when the structure collapses? Nothing remains. The nothing that is the space for the structure to stand out. That no-thing is neither the structure alone nor the absence of the structure alone and yet it is both also. When the house, when the system, when...

Nothing to Fear

There is nothing to fear. Nothing can harm you. You are life, life itself. How can life harm life? How can nothing harm nothing? This message is radical. It’s the message hidden in all the great texts, all the great traditions, all the great religions. Steve...

Fall

This is about falling, falling in love with this. And falling is so much about letting go… Letting go of the pain of loss, dropping the pain of gain. It’s full of ease. Easy as falling off a log. Easy as 1, 2, 3. And yet this is not about words, or...

Two Become One

I couldn’t write and speak about nonduality a moment longer and have TWO websites with practically the same content on! I originally intended for the blog to stand apart from Nothing Saying This but that’s just more separation right? And besides, it was...

September Podcast

I joined Nic Higham of Nonduality Network again this month to record a new podcast. Nic produces, records and edits podcasts with a variety of authors, speakers and teachers, sharing the message of oneness at www.nondualitynetwork.com September 2011 Podcast with Mike...

You’re Going Nowhere

One of the most amazing revelations in simply being this, in seeing clearly the illusions of time, distance and separation is the radical suggestion that you are going nowhere. It is the realisation that there is nowhere other than here. It is the seeing that if there...

Bad News…

There’s some bad news… and some good news… The bad news is you don’t exist. The good news is you don’t exist. Not in the way you thought you did. The bad news is you don’t have a life. The good news is, you are life itself. Your...

Enlightenment Is All There Is

Enlightenment is the end of you. What is surprising about that is that everything you have thought of as you, continues. Feelings arise and fall away, thoughts come and go. Work gets done or not, just as before. The story of you is free to do what it will, as it...

Nothing Stays The Same

Nothing stays the same. Everything is changing. The body is in a constant dance of regeneration, cells die and new ones are created. Each breath arises, exists and dies, giving birth to the next breath. The sun rises and sets, the tides roll in and out. Nature is a...

You Are The Now

You don’t need to be in the now. It’s not something you can approach. It is what you are. You are not who or what you take yourself to be. You are not a separate self. You are the timeless. You are the eternal, you are the infinite. Which means you are not...

Identity Crisis

Every identity ends up in some kind of crisis. Believing ourselves to be a separate part of the whole, as separate from life itself, gives rise to an ever present sense of unease, vulnerability and insecurity. In order to quell those feelings, to silence them, we seek...

Aug Podcast

This month I met with Nic Higham once more to record another podcast. You can listen to the podcast on this page using the player above....

Home to Rest

Jeff Foster pointed out this week that the root meaning of the word ‘home’ is to ‘lie down’ or ‘rest’. All seeking is really a seeking for home, a seeking for rest, a longing to finally stop seeking. We seek to feel the rest we...

You Are That

We are seeking consistency most of the time. We want an end to this or that (forever) or we want happiness to be permanent, we want peace permanently, we want it forever. All that appears in life is fleeting, all appearances (everything you can own, do, sense, think...

Admit It, You’re a Total Failure

Just as there is no you in despair or anger or sadness or depression, there is no you in delight, happiness, joy or success. The failure of ‘you’, the collapse of this separate self is the success you long for. Life is always 100% successful. Even when...

The One Step To Freedom

There is only one step to freedom. This step. You need only be what you are. And that does not involve any steps. You are not something other that what you are. You don’t need to discover who you are, you don’t need to find yourself. You don’t need...

What Is On Offer Here?

The individual self wants to know what kind of benefits are on offer in this whole liberation thing. It sounds very attractive at first glance, it sounds like it might finally provide the missing piece to the puzzle. What do you actually imagine liberation is? I used...