Join this wise and gentle teacher as he shares his spiritual awakening-how he evolved from civil rights activist to war protestor to enlightened teacher. In this moving interview, Eli Jaxon-Bear takes us through a fascinating exploration of love and betrayal, the nature of emptiness, truth, freedom, and the happiness that is the root of our truest nature. With rare simplicity he describes silence at its greatest depth, and explains how each of us can experience awakening right now in this moment. “It doesn’t take doing anything or fixing or transforming. It merely takes the willingness to stop in your tracks where you are-full stop, all thoughts, all feelings-to see what’s already here, what has always been here, what is untouched by everything. In that stopping, you realize the truth. And that’s the beginning. Then your life becomes a living possibility for everyone who comes in contact with you.”
Eli Jaxon-Bear is the editor of Wake up and Roar: Satsang With H. W. L. Poonja, Volumes 1 and 2 , and the author of The Enneagram of Liberation: From Fixation to Freedom (Leela Foundation 2001).
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:
- How to touch your deepest silence, your deepest bliss
- How to Surrender
- Why love as the essence of truth
- A deeper look at “be here now”
- What is the distinction between the true self and the false self
- What is the difference between silence and quiet
- How to stay awake in the context of family dynamics.
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 7/29/2003 Program Number: 2999