The Joy of No Purpose

The Joy of No Purpose

I used to feel dreadful if I felt what I was doing had no real purpose. I would avoid meaningless tasks and activities, choosing instead to fill my mind with theories of philosophy or art or politics. I wanted to be intellectually stimulated and to feel that what I...

How Does Awakening Change Everyday Experiences?

How Does Your Insight and Experience of Awakening Make a Difference When Challenges Come? For some of us, there are still things to achieve and work towards in our everyday incarnation. In our relative lives, in our work and relationships, many of us still have things...
Returning to Your True Self

Returning to Your True Self

This week I decided to re-name my website, changing the name from Nothing Saying This to Heart of Presence. Seven years ago, I began writing about awakening experiences on this blog and titled it ‘Nothing Saying This’. To me at the time, nothing was not...
Awakening Is Not a Magic Pill

Awakening Is Not a Magic Pill

For so long I imagined and dreamed that waking up would be like taking a magic pill. I dreamed that depression and anxiety and other mental and emotional difficulties would just vanish into thin air. When I was really honest with myself, like so much of my desperate...
Be and Be Free

Be and Be Free

When it feels like the world is closing in around your head and the pressure feels unbearable, take a moment to just stop. Stop and notice the silence. Stop and notice the space. Stop and notice that there is something here that is not pressured, something here that...