You “have” a name, and an identity as a person who lives in a particular place, who has a family, and performs a certain kind of work or does a certain thing, but it will gradually dawn on you are not any of these.
You begin to realize that you don’t need any “story” or belief to define you. Just to be, and to enjoy the dance of life happening right here, now, is enough. This very moment, when you are attuned to it—when you stop and savor it—is rich in meaning and full of wonder.
Moreover, with no “story” to limit or bind you, your true personality emerges unfettered and unhindered—it shines, in other words! You discover your true purpose for being here. Your heart opens, and you feel more love for everyone and everything.
Then you consciously use the always available power of thought, story, and intention to fulfill your purpose, to create a reality that serves your own and others' well-being. In this way, you make your contribution to the greater good.
Love and blessings,
The Nondual Path
The nondual path, when it is fully understood, leads to awakening, or self-realization.
And what is there to understand?
That this timeless now is all there is, and everything between our ears is a "story" - including the "story" of "I" and "me" - that comes and goes...
Once we see this, our emotional experience is always, essentially, one of ease, harmony, and flow.
We are established in our true nature, in other words, and take action guided by wisdom and love.
Then we have new, happy, inspiring "stories" to share with those in our world...
8 Audio Meditations
From my book, The Simple Truth of Happiness. The eight meditations are titled: 1) The Perfection of this Moment, 2) Choosing Thoughts, 3) Knowing Yourself as the Changeless, 4) Forgiveness, 5) Revisiting Past Traumas, 6) Deeper Levels of Resistance, 7) The Experience of Oneness, and 8) Looking into a Mirror.
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My Book in Softcover
My book, End Your Story, Begin Your Life published by Hampton Roads ($16.95) is in paperback. It has been widely-praised as one of the best and clearest guides to being free while fully engaging in the marketplace of daily life. More details on the Books page. Also available as an audiobook.
An article about Jim and his work, by Joyce Tate Dvoren, is in the December 2011 issue of LA Yoga. Titled ‘Three Steps to Freedom,’ it can be read online at http://www.layoga-digital.com/layoga/201112#pg22
My blog, which I used to call Reflections on Freedom, and is still on the subject I am most passionate about, is now at my Facebook page, link below. I generally make a new entry several times a week, my current musings - including, sometimes, a piece from one of my books - on this timeless and most important subject.
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