Wednesday, November 13, 2019

AWARENESS-NOW.ORG

Discover how you are not your thoughts and beliefs & wake up!

Welcome friend,

Humanity has created religious, political, tribal and nation based belief systems for thousands of years. Is it possible that our clinging to beliefs is the main cause of all the division, conflict and violence occuring in the world every day?  Throughout the ages various people have addressed the consequences of taking beliefs very seriously, while also pointing to the wholeness and aliveness of “Being” which is always already present now, no matter what you happen to think, believe or identify with.  This website contains short articles on non-duality and video interviews, all pointing to “That”…

“In the course of the 21st century more and more people will realize that our beliefs and the duality, division and conflict we experience are self-created realities. Freedom and happiness have nothing to do with clinging to concepts. To realize you are not your thoughts or beliefs, is the beginning of awakening…”

(from the Awareness now! website)

ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

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Video: interview with Willem Fonteijn

Willem Fonteijn is a well known Dutch clinical psychologist. Besides his work at university and various clinics, he has been actively involved in eduction, workshops and trainings regarding Mindfulness meditation for many years. In...

The limits of “knowing”

After the renaissance in Europe (14th-17th century) a revolution in science and rational thinking began, which ultimately led to the amazing technology we now use and depend on every day. Seeking more knowledge and...

Life as “me”

Somehow at a young age, we humans begin to feel that we are separate, that we are individual entities, different from others, separate from life. Whether this psychological process of individuation is useful or...

Beliefs & Reality

A man once said: "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away!". (Philip K. Dick) The truth is that whatever you think or believe, reality will stay as it...

The end of Duality

One of the core activities of the human mind is labeling of and distinguishing between "things". Thought creates the apparent duality or difference between “here” and “there”, “this object” and “that object”, “mine” and...

Awareness “explained”

Have you ever noticed how experiences and thoughts arise, how they appear and then disappear? Have you ever wondered who or what is aware of that? Have you ever noticed that in between thoughts, what you...

The Illusion of seeking

As long as we believe we are on the way to something; something better, nicer, more exciting and so on, we are overlooking or denying what’s here right now!  Seeking is based on the...

Interview with Amoda – our true nature is beyond beliefs

Amoda Maa is a contemporary spiritual teacher and author born in the UK and currently living in the USA. The interview took place in the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY. In this interview we speak about...

Can we drop the GOD beliefs?

Religious beliefs systems are still very much dominating our world... According to current data (2018) almost 6 of the 7.2 billion people adhere to one or another religion, where each religion offers alternative and often...

Video – interview with Peter Gordijn

Is it possible to "experience" the Oneness or Unity of Existence? It is certainly possible to turn "Unity" into a philosophical discussion and talk or think about it forever. But to do so is to...

Knowing without Thinking

Most people assume that in order to exist or to be; one needs to “think”.  René Descartes (a French philosopher and scientist) has suggested this in 1637 in his famous statement: “cogito, ergo sum”. ...

95% of what you think…

Have you ever witnessed your own thoughts for a while? Truly, really do this for one hour or so and write down all that comes up in your mind. Then read it back. Have you...

Seeking for what?

Try this experiment; find a quiet place, take some quality time for “introspection” and then simply notice what happens… For some moments there may be stillness and quietness, but at some point an inner movement...

Awakening and the subject-object dynamic

What happens when all of your thoughts fall silent? When thinking, finding, judging, evaluating, reacting, wondering, worrying, expecting, defending, rejecting, accepting and so on, simply stops?  What remains? Does it mean perception goes blank...