Guest speakers and teachers at Juniper Level Botanic Garden share their unique perspectives and perceptions about the nondual nature of what is appearing as aware presence and the false concept of a personal self.
This beingness, this presence, appears so intimately we simply mistaken it for a personal identity. Once we acquire the belief in being separate we habitually live in the land of thoughts and concepts projected by the brain.
When we believe the stories of the brain, the stories strengthened, and the illusory personal self is claimed. We attempt to continue as an individual self appearing across time and space. No amount of reading nonduality books and listening to nonduality teachers and speakers will dissolve the concepts and beliefs knitting together a personal identity. To be free from these false beliefs, you must see them as a false overlay upon what you already are…infinite, edgeless, undivided awareness.
Only you can go within and search the brain for all the tricks, traps, and games the brain is playing. Mindfulness is one good tool for noticing the village of voices inside the brain, and meditation is another. Perennial Wisdom teachers and speakers will only point towards what you already are – beyond the relative brain’s concepts of time, space, and identity. ~ Anita