“Awakeness is so close to us – it would take people’s breath away if they knew how near they constantly were to being awake, regardless of what their lives look like.” With these words, Jan Frazier takes you to the edge of that moment when you, too, can awaken to who you really are. It happened to her in an instant when her fears simply dissolved, and she was left with the pure, present awareness of an enlightened mind. From that deep place of understanding she explains how you, too, can slip beneath the veil of the illusions of your busy, noisy life, remember the “you” who is unattached to the highs and lows of yesterday and tomorrow, and become ready for that moment of your own awakening. As Ms. Frazier tells us, “Even for a person who very much wants to wake up, the real truth is they’re not in control of it. We can only ready ourselves. And when the moment of blessing comes, it just seems to come.” So be still, listen to the clues she has to offer, and be ready. Your moment may be just a breath away. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)
Jan Frazier is a writer and a teacher of creative writing. She has been a student of the work of Gurumayi, J. Krishnamurti, and Eckhart Tolle, among others. Her poetry and prose have appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Her books include:
- When Fear Falls Away: The Story of a Sudden Awakening (Weiser Books 2007)
- Words to Wake Up To [CD] (Jan Frazier 2008)
- The Freedom of Being: At Ease with What Is (Weiser Books 2012)
- Opening the Door: Jan Frazier Teachings On Awakening [Kindle Edition] (eBookIt.com 2012)
To learn more about the work of Jan Frazier go to www.janfrazierteachings.com.
Topics explored in this dialogue include:
- Why trying to wake up is futile
- What the difference is between your mind and your consciousness
- What an awakened person really looks like
- Why your spiritual practice may prevent you from becoming awakened
- How fear can help you wake up
- What happens when your mind tries to do something it wasn’t built to do
Host: Justine Willis Toms Interview Date: 1/27/2010 Program Number: 3338