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Here-Now, Just This: Ever-Present, Ever-changing

Spirituality as I mean it is a perspective that sees all of life as sacred, and by sacred, I mean worthy of devotion, full of wonder, inconceivable and ungraspable. This kind of spirituality is about direct experience, not belief or dogma. It is focused on Here-Now, not on some imaginary future. Everywhere is a sacred space—the traffic jam, the office, the toilet—and everything is the Holy Reality.

This kind of spiritual path is pathless and immediate. It is about recognizing the wonder of presence, the spaciousness and undivided boundlessness of Here-Now; seeing all the ways we grasp, seek, resist, defend, judge, compare, try to control—the ways we imagine separation and try to achieve invulnerability as a perishable form; and discovering that nothing has the solidity, continuity, or independent existence that it seems to have. In this kind of path, we're not trying to get somewhere or get rid of anything. We're simply beholding (being and awaring) the whole show. In this open presence, there is no inside and outside, no separation, no gap. Everything is myself. Everything is sacred.

Rather than trying to nail down some Ultimate Ground upon which to stand, this is about letting go into groundlessness, into unresolvability, into not knowing. It is finding freedom in limitation, perfection in imperfection, the extraordinary in the ordinary, and joy in the full range of our human experience.