Friday, 31 December 2010

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Clarity Society
In very great clarity society, all afflictive circumstances are increasingly outshone by each individual’s powerful commitment to a single short moment of clarity.

Monday, 20 December 2010

True Freedom

A beautifully complete and concise post from Toby Lewis' blog

"True freedom is to see beyond every adopted frame of reference and to recognise our power to bring incredible benefit to all."

Sunday, 12 December 2010

The Clarity View

Enjoy this post from Adrian Stephen's blog!

"Relying on clarity is a lifestyle choice that brings great and ever-increasing rewards. There is no point to get to in terms of a final destination. There is also nothing to get.
Clarity is the power to know, the easeful alertness and presence at the basis of all experience. You already have this.

Reliance on the Four Mainstays simply refocuses our attention from the points of view in our lives to the clarity view which is completely relaxed and potent.
Short moments of clarity, repeated many times until continuous is the sure-fire way to outshine all of our points of view with the super-beneficial clarity view."

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Balanced View on Second Life!

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Saturday, 20 November 2010

The Era of Great Benefit!

Thank you so much Candice, I cannot describe how benefited I am by listenining to these talks!

Monday, 8 November 2010

There Are No Independant Phenomena

Phenomena are empty of anything other than the entire universe

Friday, 22 October 2010

We Are Empowered With A Choice

Suffering as it is = freedom from suffering

Avoidance of suffering = suffering

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Clarity in Everyday Life

By relaxing your hold on the way you think everything has to be, you allow for everything equally. You begin to experience everything as it is, and you experience yourself exactly as you are. There may be all kind of thoughts, emotions and sensations you've been avoiding, but once that avoidance stops, you just are as you are - open-hearted and open-minded.

Extract from the 'Clarity in Everyday Life' book, soon to be published on

Sunday, 10 October 2010

There is No Two

There is one with no other, and therefore there is only pure unopposed peace. There is no subject relating with an experience. The subject is the experience, and the experience is the subject.

Saturday, 2 October 2010


In having the courage to allow my heart to be broken open by the pain of the whole world, with no longer any shifting around, life is turned upside down. Everything is seen to be free and inseperable, a sense of 'realness', responsibility and care ensues.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

It's Our Choice

Recognising the natural perfection of everything shakes clear the dependancy on victimhood, illuminates and grieves the arrogance of reifying limitations, and shows every perception to be the fire of love.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Final Relief

The natural perfection of everything is equal to final personal relief.... spanning everywhere, through all times all at once.

It is apparant in every short moment, just as it is.

May the deepest benefit truly touch all beings

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Heartbreak of love for all beings

When our heart breaks - it is actually breaking open as love for all beings.

This becomes obvious to us when we do not try to edge away from our broken heart and just let it potentiate and flow to its full naturalness. With no attempt to manipulate, categorize or describe it, the limited view of 'me and my broken heart' is outshone by the obviousness of the essential nature of all appearances - unadorned universal empathy and love.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Just Emphasise Awareness

Concerns about progress in awareness appear within awareness, which is their very resolution

Friday, 2 July 2010

Nothing Complicated To Do

Rely on awareness for short moments, repeated many times, until it becomes automatic.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

The Intelligence of Love and Wisdom

The more we avoid ourselves exactly as we are, the more we avoid love and wisdom. When we stop avoiding (i.e. escaping, indulging or replacing) then we are gifted with the insight that there is nothing scary there to avoid. Every perception is the intelligence of love and wisdom.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

The Power of Peace

The most powerful way to change the world is to first come to peace with it exactly as it is.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Short Moments for the Benefit of All

Relax and stop describing, relax and stop describing, relax and stop describing
until we are irreversibly certain about our innate freedom as awareness.

While doing this, we go about our practical daily business, orientating everything to the benefit of all, to the best of our ability.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Always Unconfined

Recognizing that the nature of all phenomena is open, clear and ungraspable equals complete relief from the obsession of needing to control what is going on internally or externally.

Also, it is seen that the points of view of 'internal' and 'external' themselves are also ungraspable, pure clarity.

Short moments of recognition of the way things actually are unwinds the claustrophobic grip of both conceptual and non-conceptual frames of reference, resulting in increasingly spontaneous and ecstatic freedom beyond what was imagined to be possible when there were blind assumptions back-dropping ones experience of being alive.

Limitations only exist in relation to structures of understanding, when those structures are seen exactly as they are, without the unsteady confusion of rejection or indulgence, then they are directly known to have no authority or power of their own.

Limitation is just another face of the always-already unlimited, self-aware reality which encompasses everything.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Openness of Mind

By taking short moments to relax all descriptions and assumptions about anything, the compulsion to believe in them settles and the suffering that they entail no longer concerns us. We are left with only openness of mind, with no need to prove or reject any view.
Openness of mind = freedom from suffering.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


In the very moment fear arises, it simultaneously flowers and passes within the space of awareness, which remains unaffected, pristine and free. Since fear cannot be found even in the perception of fear, we start to learn to take the word fear and all of it's popular connotations lighly and find we are living life with increasing freedom.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Timeless Safety

Awareness is not effected by any of our points of view.......

Notice this for short moments, and relax knowing the complete, timeless safety that it entails. This complete and timeless safety is the basic state of everything, irrespective of any condition or absence of any condition. Awareness is all-pervasive, it is completely satisfied. This is wonderful!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Reality Satisfied As It Is

Personal peace, rooted in reality as it is, relieves us of the endless hamster wheel of chasing "better experiences" that never satisfy us.

Monday, 15 February 2010

True Love

"True love is knowing you need nothing from anyone else for your well-being, it is knowing wholly and completely your already interconnectedness and completeness with all things. Then you are left simply appreciating and supporting every single person in your life to be the best they can be. Hooray for bright, perfect love!"
Katherine Ballam

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Eternal Flame of Love

"Just as fire is the essence of the sun, love is the essence of everything that appears"
Candice O'Denver

Friday, 22 January 2010

Great Freedom

Relax mind and body for short moments, many times while going about everyday life. Over time the settled-openness that is experienced in these short moments pervades and empowers all actions with stability of mind and clear discernment. Games of avoidance and control relax, and everything is seen as it is.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

In Complete Peace

Natural awareness spawns all appearances, without any sense of graspability, dimensional origin or location.
Everything exists only as a unified self-experiencing moment, a moment that never began and lasts forever, always spilling wildly into itself, in complete peace.
Apparent extremes, along with their descriptive particularities are all one.

Appearances that feel natural are natural, appearances that feel unnatural are natural.
Natural, peaceful perfection is the context of all appearances, with nothing left out.
Every single nuance of being a human being, whether describable or indescribable, tangible or intangible, is all the tremendous beneficial power of the Basic State of Natural perfection.