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Unbroken Wholeness – Joan Tollifson

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“… Unbroken wholeness is the ever-present actuality … To awaken is to recognize the sacred everywhere, to live in devotion to this luminous presence …” ~ Joan Tollifson

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Totally Obvious Yet Utterly Mysterious – Joan Tollifson

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“… Our true immortality is the seamlessness that is without beginning or end for it is always Here-Now …” ~ Joan Tollifson

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Death: Dissolving – Joan Tollifson

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“… this book is about fully embracing death, and therefore life, wholeheartedly and relaxing into the total disintegration … and living and loving and being awake …” ~ Joan Tollifson

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Joan Tollifson: What is True Meditation?

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True meditation “… simply means being present to what is: … the spaciousness in which everything is arising, the listening stillness, the aliveness and vibrant present-ness of everything …” ~ Joan Tollifson

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Joan Tollifson: What is Truth? … Dissolving the Traps

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“… if we remain with that open question, not answering it, but simply listening openly, wondering silently, then perhaps we will recognize the truth … as the living reality that we are …” ~ Joan Tollifson

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Joan Tollifson: Consciousness, Awareness & Attention, Part 2 of 2

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Everyone sees a completely unique movie of waking life. When we try to meet each other on the level of forms and appearances, the results are often unsatisfying. But as awareness, we are one whole undivided being.  ~ Joan Tollifson Are consciousness, awareness and attention the same thing? Joan Toll …

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Joan Tollifson: Consciousness, Awareness & Attention, Part 1 of 2

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…consciousness is the common factor in every experience—the undeniable knowingness of being here now, the bare sense of presence. ~ Joan Tollifson Are consciousness, awareness and attention the same thing? Joan Tollifson answers this question by examining these familiar yet enigmatic “concepts.”

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Joan Tollifson: Exploring The Simplicity of What Is, a 7-part series

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“Liberation is the aliveness and immediacy beyond belief. Liberation is when all the answers, explanations and positions disappear, and what remains is the open mind of not knowing.” ~Joan Tollifson In this seven part essay, The Simplicity of What Is, Joan explores “the imaginary problems that we th …

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Joan Tollifson: The Simplicity of What Is (Part 7 of 7)

“Awakening is never about achieving something that isn’t right here, right now.” “Truth is not in the future, but Now. Not hidden, but obvious and unavoidable. Not in concepts, but in actuality.”  This post concludes Joan Tollifson’s profound seven part series, the Simplicity of What Is.

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Joan Tollifson: The Simplicity of What Is (Part 6 of 7)

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“Liberation is the aliveness and immediacy beyond belief. Liberation is when all the answers, explanations and positions disappear, and what remains is the open mind of not knowing.” “Boundlessness… means that everything is equally insubstantial, that there are no separate “things” to be joined, t …

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Joan Tollifson: The Simplicity of What Is (Part 5 of 7)

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“Liberation isn’t about getting rid of anything; it’s about seeing that the apparent obstacle has no reality and that the “me” who wants to stop thinking is just another mental image, another thought, another movie character in another story.” -Joan Tollifson Continue Joan Tollifson’s compelling exp …

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Joan Tollifson: The Simplicity of What Is (Part 4 of 7)

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” …enlightenment is the end of the one who cares about being enlightened or unenlightened..” -Joan Tollifson “Whenever there is confusion and seeking, it’s a clue that thought is busy chasing its own tail. Actuality is simple.”  Continue Joan Tollifson’s compelling exploration of the Simplicity of …

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Joan Tollifson: The Simplicity of What Is (Part 3 of 7)

“Notice that everything is constantly changing, and yet, it all happens in this ever-present Here and Now. This timeless immediacy can’t be pinned down, nor can it be avoided.” -Joan Tollifson Continue Joan Tollifson’s compelling exploration of the Here and Now in Part 3 of this seven part series Th …

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Joan Tollifson: The Simplicity of What Is (Part 2 of 7)

“Reality can’t ever be captured in concepts” -Joan Tollifson “Is it possible that the peace and well-being we seek…cannot be found or satisfied by answers or attainments or experiences of any kind?”  Continue Joan Tollifson’s exploration of life’s universal questions in Part 2 of this seven part s …

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Joan Tollifson: The Simplicity of What Is (Part 1 of 7)

“Ultimate Reality is right here in plain view. It is never hidden, it requires no belief, and it is utterly beyond all doubt.” – Joan Tollifson “What is life all about? Does it mean anything? Where are we looking for happiness or liberation? Do we have free will? What is enlightenment and how can I …

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Many Roads to Awakening or Here/Now (Part 3 of 3)

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“The ever-present, ever-changing, nonconceptual actuality of the present moment is effortlessly presenting itself right now. Here / Now is the boundlessness that has no opposite and no other. This is it.” ~ Joan Tollifson In this concluding Part of the 3-part series, guest author, Joan Tollifson con …

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Many Roads to Awakening or Here/Now (Part 2 of 3)

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“… we are not a discrete unit of consciousness encapsulated inside a body, but that the body, the mind, and this whole universe is in this aware space that is what “I” truly am … Awareness is boundless. It has no location, no owner … all experiences appear within it. Awareness beholds it all … is no …

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Many Roads to Awakening or Here/Now (Part 1 of 3)

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“The ever-present, ever-changing, nonconceptual actuality of the present moment is effortlessly presenting itself right now. This bare being is nondual, undivided, boundless, and without obstruction. … ”  ~ Joan Tollifson In Part 1 of this 3 part series guest author, Joan Tollifson, explores the d …

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