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...
What Is Your True Self Anyway?

What Is Your True Self Anyway?

I was always wary of any teachings that promised a return to ‘your true self’. Mainly because this much sought after being seemed always to be presented as some kind of pristine version of myself that just didn’t ring…well… true! Words...
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...
The Embrace of Yourself

The Embrace of Yourself

Whenever I invest in a self image that is not wholly true, I suffer. What is wholly true, embraces the absolute and relative realms of our directly experienced reality. It may be relatively true that I feel fear and doubt at times but those feelings are not ultimately...
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...