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Make Meditation Simple by Being a Witness

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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Meditation is simple and requires no effort. We can define it as, "watching the experience that we are having." The simplicity and ease of meditation is the greatest challenge we have when we sit to meditate, yet in truth we are always meditating, watching ourselves in the experience that we are having. So why must we make the distinction and consciously choose to meditate?

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Let your noise settle.

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone.  The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” [Lin Yu Tang, Zen tradition]

Saturday, 14 September 2013

We all Want to be Notable People

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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“We all want to be notable people and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.”  ~Krishnamurti 

We all want to be notable people.  We want to be something other than we are.  The truth is we are here to simply be.  That’s the primary intention in life, the primary intention in the whole of consciousness, to fully be itself.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Being and Becoming

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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It could be said that becoming is the secondary intention in consciousness.  All becoming is the outcome of being.  All form... all manifestation... is the becoming of being.  It must remain secondary to primary being or it is disconnected from its power, creative inspiration and bliss.

Friday, 12 July 2013

No Two Fantasies are the Same

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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Where does lying begin in human experience?  Where did you learn to lie?  We all learn to lie from when we are babies.  We are domesticated, conditioned, enculturated.  Our parents, our siblings, our friends, the world around us offers us beliefs and stories, and we accept these beliefs blindly because everybody else agrees with them.

Friday, 12 July 2013

How to Live More Fully

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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The newness of life is always surprising.  We have no past experience.  It’s just a memory.  The future is a fantasy, a concoction of our minds, so it is in the now that life is new and surprising.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Can you be still?

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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Can you let the noise go out of your physical body—the noise that just wants to fidget, that can’t sit still?  Can you let go of the noise in your emotional body, your negative feelings, your fear, your anxiety, your uneasiness, your apprehension?  And, of course, can you let go of the noise in your mental dimension—the automatic and habitual mind that just wants to run here there and everywhere, chasing its symbols and playing with their meanings?  Can you just let it settle? 

Friday, 13 September 2013

Why is the World Such a Crazy Place?

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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Why is the World Such a Crazy Place
 ~Master Charles Cannon

Why is the world such a crazy place? Perhaps we have just been taught to believe that it’s supposed to make sense, and in truth it never does. It never has and probably never will. Maybe we are just deluded along with the majority of the human race, and we simply want things to be other than they are. What exactly is the truth anyway?

 

Saturday, 13 July 2013

What is the Master Spiritual Teacher?

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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According to the holistic models of reality, the master spiritual teacher is essential to holistic experience, to the evolution of individuated consciousness. There is some confusion, particularly in Western cultures, about the difference between the master spiritual teacher and other spiritual teachers.

 

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Beyond 2012 - Consciousness Updating Itself

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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In each nano-second we are each more than we have ever been from an evolutionary perspective.  We are here to evolve, to grow through this human experience.  The update that this theme represents, Beyond 2012: Consciousness Updating Itself, is the update that happens in each nano-second of evolving consciousness.

Friday, 12 July 2013

The Lie of Illusory Life

Written by Master Charles Cannon

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The easiest way to experience the virtual realities that you live and also the truth of what I am saying, is to simply suspend your stories for a minute.  Let go of your beliefs about yourself, about life.  If you could set your beliefs aside for a moment, what’s left?

Friday, 12 July 2013