The essence of all life, of all appearances, is not separate from perceiving. When we begin to see life with an attitude or lens of not-knowing, we notice vulnerability, rawness, and an openness to what is appearing instead of living in our head, suffering, as most of us do.

The mental processes, and some call this thinking mind, divide appearances, what is, into body and mind, self and not-self, form and emptiness, creating and projecting a virtual reality or mirage we belief to be substantial and lasting.

Just beyond the brain’s conditioned mental processes lies a deeper understanding of life and this sacred knowing unfolds on its own when we examine and meditatively inquire into our cherished inner beliefs, concepts, and stories.  My name is Anita Avent, welcome.