Addictions

Start From Happiness

By Eric Platt / June 29, 2023 /

The idea is you start from happiness. Not happiness from something but from Happiness itself. Happiness is not a state but the nature of one’s nature itself. Given that it’s not a state, one does not need to be chasing a state, nor anything changing. If it is changing it can’t be held constant. If…

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True Love and Relationships, Part 1

By meestereric / October 30, 2020 /

A series about non-dual love. This article is the first in a series about love and relationships. It may challenge your ideas about love, or it may serve as a clarification of what you’ve already seen. It will serve as an introduction to this topic, and (hopefully) open a dialogue. The style or aim is…

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On Beyond Politics: the Radical Truth

By meestereric / October 7, 2020 /

For several years I was a leader involved in community issues a larger city, in an urban area.  I had been asked and then elected to a position of leadership by a “board” (I did not seek it). This happened after I’d demonstrating a natural enthusiasm for what was going on in my neighborhood, and…

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On Beyond Unconscious Habits

By meestereric / September 15, 2020 /

What is the unconscious? How can we free ourselves from “bad” habits, and be more successful (however you define that) in life? These questions, which are interrelated, came up from a reader. For the purposes of this essay, and what we are about on this website, which is a direct path for freeing oneself from…

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How To Stop Thinking

By meestereric / April 19, 2019 /

It is sometimes thought, or heard from spiritual teachers, that one needs to stop thinking. Why would one want to stop thinking? The question comes up when it begins to dawn on one the importance of thought and thinking in one’s life and in one’s outlook and happiness. One begins to see how much negative…

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On Beyond Nonduality Teachings

By meestereric / March 18, 2019 /

No one seemed to get my “WHICH WAY TO THE SELF” sign (or t-shirt) cosmic joke, since  it when I posted it my “Group With No Name” FaceBook group (as far as I know). I created that after I was inspired, opening this book sent to me in the mail, to the “random” page below,…

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My Personal Misery Trainer – Comedy Skit

By meestereric / November 4, 2018 /

“Humor is ignorance exposed” – Francis Lucille Props (optional): clipboard, running pants, a bottle of beer (Ordinary looking guy, maybe a little mussed, a little fussed, like he had a ling night, gets up in front of a group in a room) “Hey. Hi, my name’s Larry [use any name you want]. I’m here to tell…

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On Beyond Spiritual Bypassing

By meestereric / October 24, 2018 /

Is spiritual bypassing a useful concept? Or only in certain limited contexts?I hope to communicate the fact that it’s a term we would do better to replace with something more useful and kind, less judgmental and presumptuous. “Spiritual Bypassing” is a term that the author has noticed getting misappropriated and misapplied, even abused, in the…

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3P Brainwashing? A Response to Someone Distressed About a Family Member

By meestereric / October 24, 2018 /

I recently received this note from someone wanting some advice (“pick my brains”) about the Three Principles Psychology (3P), which I have written about in a number of articles. I emailed her back but her address bounced (probably misspelled). I’ll call her “A”.  I thought my response would be of possible interest to other people…

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Suicide and The Cosmic Simulacrum

By meestereric / June 22, 2018 /

Simulacrum 1. An image or representation of someone or something. ‘a small-scale simulacrum of a skyscraper’ 1.1 An unsatisfactory imitation or substitute. ‘a bland simulacrum of American soul music’ – Oxford English Dictionary Last night I learned of the 4th friend or acquaintance to commit suicide. Not to mention the list of celebrities. This can…

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