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The World Needs an Awakened Heart

The World Needs an Awakened Heart

There are many reasons why we may personally want to return to an inner and outer state of peace, power, tranquility, creativity, joy, happiness and wholeness. Every human arrives here with pain and no one is immune from suffering, old age and death. So, we all have...

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Being Present in all States

Being Present in all States

Present Moment Awareness is not ONLY about reaching states of calm and bliss and contentment. Often, spending short amounts of time in Present Moment Awareness can provide us with the motivation to take inspired action and to embrace positive transformation.

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Begin Again

  On any given day, at any given moment, we can begin again. We can clear away the cups and plates from yesterday, straighten up our desk, take a deep breath and begin again.    Sometimes, it takes immense courage. About 6 years ago, I was not in such a good place. A...

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Free to Be Your True Self

Free to Be Your True Self

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 such as limitless, pure,...

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Present Moment Awareness

Exploring the healing power that is already awake in the wisdom, clarity and unconditional openness of Present Moment Awareness. Turn Toward the Open Space of This Moment and Awaken to Witness Consciousness  These days, Mindfulness is one of those buzz words that we...

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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...

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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...

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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 such as limitless, pure,...

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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 merely an...

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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...

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Home in the Heart of Presence

Home in the Heart of Presence

I have just written and recorded a guided meditation called 'Home in the Heart of Presence'. This meditation can be used to help you make contact with the timeless dimension of presence already within you. By becoming more and more familiar with this dimension, you...

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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...

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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...

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The Eternal Discovery

The Eternal Discovery

Extract from Fragments of Being - by Mike Jenkins Purchase Fragments of Being  This is the eternal discovery. Discovering that being is being all that arises is this living realisation. It’ so easy to settle and get comfortable with understanding or clarity, to make a...

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The Embrace that Transforms

The Embrace that Transforms

Extract from Chapter One of my new book. Like so many spiritual seekers, I was hoping to win the spiritual lottery and finally wake up an enlightened being. I imagined this would fix me and my life and bring all sorts of wonderful prizes. I dreamed that I would never...

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Egocentric Living and the End of Suffering

Egocentric Living and the End of Suffering

After months of prevarication, I have finally started to write my next book! Here is an extract from an early chapter. Egocentric Living and the End of Suffering After about 5 years of working as a professional actor, with some promising but ultimately false starts, I...

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The End of Longing

The End of Longing

For most of my adult life, I lived with the constant sensation that somehow, something very important was missing. I lived with an almost permanent niggling feeling of lack. This sensation took various forms and led me to look for various fixes... from smoking,...

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In The Stillness of the Heart

In The Stillness of the Heart

Here, in the stillness of the heart it ultimately matters not what storms rage around. Indeed, all the storms of feeling, emotion, sensation and thought eventually come to rest in and know the stillness of the heart. It is the final winner, this stillness. It has the...

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A Whole Lot of Nothing

A Whole Lot of Nothing

I know nothing.. nothing knows me... and nothing as it turns out, is a lot. Nothing is emptiness, is silence, is space. There's a lot of that about, within and without. Silence and space are the the only true teachers. When you need clarity, space helps. When you need...

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The Glass is Always Full

The Glass is Always Full

Your glass is not half empty and it's not half full. It's always completely full. The glass is you and the life you are and it's brim full of aliveness. Every moment is THIS moment: totally alive, totally powered up and engaged, even if it's engaged in being powered...

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