Awakening Into Life
Nonduality From the Heart
A conversation about nonduality is a conversation about words and about thinking; about language and abstraction. It is a conversation about the various ways that we give birth to our small, confusing worlds – and about what happens when we let them go. It is a conversation about facing our fears and opening our hearts – about living an authentic life from the very source of our indivisible Being.
Sun, 18 Nov
Winter Park Fl
Coming to Rest in the Heart of Being
Satsang in the Park (Free): A spiritual discourse on relaxing the conditioned tendencies of the mind until we come to rest in the fullness and fearlessness of a clear and open heart.
—Bradley Bemis is an Orlando-based spiritual teacher of non-duality and Self-realization, an inner presence coach and guide, and is currently working toward his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He offers a combination of public discourses and private sessions for those who are interested in exploring the enlightened insights of nondual wisdom.
Nonduality is the Pathless Path that Leads One Into and Beyond ‘Enlightenment’
Non-dual means “not two” or “one undivided without a second”. It is a way of expressing the fundamental nature of reality as a singular whole, in a manner that is beyond the ability of the human mind to fully comprehend. It is something that is only made directly and experientially apparent when one sees beyond the illusory limits of the conceptual, mind-made self and conceptual, mind-made world – a process often referred to as ‘awakening’.
The preeminent quality of nondual realization is the direct, experiential recognition that ‘you’, as you think of yourself, do not actually exist in the way that you ‘think’ you do. It has to do with the nature of our conditioned minds – at least at first. We’ve been taught to see the world a certain way – to see it as separate or apart from ourselves; to see ourselves as separate or apart from it. We’ve been drawn into a story about the way things are that simply isn’t true. We’ve become so immersed in, and identified with this story that we’ve lost ourselves to it. Nonduality is the clear seeing of things as they are, without our conditioned filters. It is to see through the illusion of ‘self’ and into that which exists ‘before’ the mind comes into being; into that which is ‘prior’ to the mind.
There are many other things that can be said about awakening from the dream of duality, but no point is more fundamentally important than this one – everything hangs on this single premise. For as long as you see yourself as isolated, separated, and apart from the whole, you remain caught in the net of duality. When the illusion of a separate self has been seen through, everything falls into place on its own – just like it’s been doing all along.
Visit Bradley’s YouTube Channel for a variety of videos on nonduality, Self-realization, and the embodiment of awakening.
Bradley has a very active Facebook page that focuses on nonduality. Feel free to send a friend request and get engaged in the dialogue.
The best way to connect with Bradley is via email: [email protected]