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The Openness of Presence
The Eternal, Infinite Here-Now
Awareness: The Bottom-Line
Nonduality: Plain and Simple


Nonduality points to what cannot be doubted: the ever-changing stream of experiencing here-now (perceiving, sensing, feeling, thinking, awaring), just as it is. It can be noticed that this flow of experiencing always happens here-now, and that this timeless immediacy is ever-present. Nonduality invites us to really question what we know for sure, and what we have adopted second-hand. It points to waking up from all the stories and beliefs that we have mistaken for truth, including the belief that we are a separate, independent, persisting self with free will looking out at an external reality that supposedly exists outside of consciousness. When we look closely, we may find that this self and its apparent boundaries cannot actually be found. We may discover that there is nothing apart from us. We may find that every interest, every urge, every thought, every apparent choice or decision and every action emerges not from any individual free will, but from an unfindable source, the unbroken wholeness from which nothing stands apart. We may discover that even what we consider to be terrible mistakes and misfortunes are all part of this infinite wholeness, that no one is in control of any of it, and that—in this moment—nothing can be otherwise than exactly how it is. If we drop all the labels, ideas and beliefs about this present happening, if we let go of everything that can be doubted, what remains? It is to this that nonduality points.