Silencing Ego

This week, a short but essential post. Consider these two complementary spiritual edicts, both of which I’ve mentioned before: 1. The only true teacher is stillness. 2. The ego is not an entity; it’s an activity or agency of Consciousness. Now, a direct question: When will you learn that any activity (even a so-called productive… Read More

The Seamless Nature of Experience

Just for a second, if possible, be open to what I’m about to say. Because when it comes to perception, or the nature of experience and its implications in the world of form, this post might surprise you. It might challenge your belief system or what you know to be true. You might even think… Read More

Are You Struggling?

Struggling? We all do, however . . . Before you take the plunge into exploring thought in order to fix or cope with your struggle, consider this question: Is the substance of thought different than the infinite and eternal space in which thought appears and disappears? If yes, take the plunge. If no, rather than explore what appears… Read More

The Case Against Oneness 

The other day, a reader asked me the following question: “Why, Garret, did the early spiritual teachers call the study of true nature Non-duality as opposed to Oneness?” Cool question. And it turns out there’s a fairly obvious reason, and one that’s not so obvious. Both reasons are informative and important to consider. Let’s start… Read More

Father, Son, and Everyone

As a young man, I marveled that throughout the seemingly thousands of times my father criticized me, he always appeared to be talking about himself. For a good part of my life, I also wondered why. Now I know: The world we see is a reflection of the limitations inherent in us. But this is… Read More

Free Will and Sydney Banks

Note: Sydney Banks, for those of you who don’t know, is the teacher whose early work inspired much of my teaching, including what you read here each week. The post that follows stems from some confusion around Syd’s work regarding free will, and how I see this important concept. I hope you find it helpful.… Read More

Where Thoughts Appear

This week, let’s begin with perhaps an unusual question: Where, or within what, do your thoughts—and while we’re at it, your sensations and perceptions—appear? If you say within the physical or personal you (your mind, gut, or simply your body), fair enough, but how do you know this to be true? Have you ever found… Read More

Don’t Chase

Ever notice that so-called good things—Love, Peace, Happiness—tend to come to you or fall into your lap, while the chase for them tends to leave you barren, frustrated, and exhausted? There’s good reason for this. In fact, many years ago, when I was an ice hockey forward (whose role was to score), my father used to leave… Read More

If Only We Knew

If you knew that no object—no person, creature, thing, situation, or environment—existed separate from your Self, or as an independent entity, what would be different? Or being that you’ve never experienced anything outside of your Self (or Consciousness), being that no one ever has, what implications does this fact have for you and the apparent… Read More

The Separate Self’s Endless Ride

This week, let’s take last week’s article,, a bit further. As discussed, in order to know the world, or to recognize itself in the world, Consciousness, the infinite, must veil itself and create images of limitation: Us. That is, Consciousness veils itself with its own creativity. It seems to ignore—become ignorant to—it’s infiniteness and, as… Read More