"We are the open, empty, allowing presence of Awareness,
in which the objects of the body, mind and world appear and disappear,
with which they are known
and, ultimately, out of which they are made.
Just notice that and be that, knowingly."

Rupert Spira

Suffering is for the mind
what pain is for the body.

Suffering can completely drop away,
when we see the mechanism of the "me" we believe ourselves to be.

Butterfly @ Garland Park, June 14th, 2011,
6 weeks before our daughter was born.

"Our Self, the light of pure Knowing,
is completely empty and, at the same time,
the substance out of which the fullness of all experience is made."

Spirituality has to be practical.

What do you really want?

Suggested answer:
"Happiness through peace of mind, in daily living, independent of circumstances." (Roger Castillo)

Hint: Thoughts and feelings are circumstances.

I spent decades with a deep uncomfortableness; traumatized, depressed, frustrated, lonely... not seeing my own faulty thinking-feeling on behalf of a fictitious identity.

"Truth is simple, but the seeker is complex."

Speaking with other human beings, risking to ask questions, allowing to see pride, shame, guilt etc. makes a big difference: Life is inter-human relationships.

Meditation Is What We Are, Not What We Do
Rupert Spira

"So there is no need to look for a peaceful appearance of the mind or body in order to be knowingly this peaceful presence. Nor do you need to have any special knowledge. Knowing that you are this presence is all the special knowledge you need. And the more we abide knowingly as this presence, the more its inherently free, unlimited, peaceful and happy qualities are revealed in our experiential understanding."