The most intimate fact of experience - Zoom meeting 130823 - Dr Daniel Shapiro, Bohdan Harik and Nic Higham
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This is a clip from the weekly Non-duality Zoom group with Dr Daniel Shapiro, Bohdan Harik and Nic Higham.
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In our daily lives, we often find ourselves caught up in the past or the future, in our memories or our anticipations. We get entangled in our thoughts, emotions, and narratives about who we are, what we've done, and what we hope to achieve. Amidst this constant mental chatter, the simple fact of being present, of just being here and now, often gets overlooked.
Yet, when we pause and truly tune into the present moment, we find something profound: a sense of aliveness, a palpable presence that permeates experience. This presence is not an abstract concept or a fleeting sensation. It is the very essence of our being, the foundational reality upon which all experiences are built.
Our very nature is always available, always shining forth, even when obscured by the clouds of thought and emotion. Recognising this presence is not about adding something to our experience but about subtracting – peeling away the layers of misconception and misidentification to reveal the luminous actuality of our true Self.
This presence is closer than any thought, emotion, or perception. It is the ground of all experience, the silent witness to everything that arises and passes away. When we touch this presence, we touch the very heart of reality.