Once we have a consistent degree of mental stability in our daily meditation and can be with ourselves in kindness and compassion even through difficult thoughts and emotions, we begin to experience a spaciousness of mind. This spacious consciousness is like an ocean in which all the five senses, thoughts, emotions and body sensations are arising and disappearing like waves on water. All of life is seen to be a perceptual experience of these waves, one after another – events in the field of consciousness.
The next step in our meditative development is to become curious about this background field of our awareness by bringing it into the foreground to find out more about it.
This movement is often described as awareness becoming aware of itself. This is the beginning of awakening. It begins with small glimpses at first, but gradually these glimpses become more and more frequent and longer in duration until eventually they completely change our whole way of experiencing.
In this course we will investigate the True Nature of Awareness.
Awareness is the most unique experience in the Universe. It is invisible, formless, dimensionless, location-less, weightless, content-less, and yet is a clear, lucid knowing, a living intelligence that is synonymous with Being. When it is felt from the heart, it is love. It is who we really are.
All the great Wisdom Traditions of the world share that the way to realize our human potential, to experience wisdom, freedom, and lasting peace, is to discover our innermost True Nature.
You guys are serious and laid back at the same time which I really like. I feel that you have acquired real wisdom and experience in the areas that you teach, but I love how you really do “meet people where they are”.Past Course Participant
Walking the path under the guidance of Scott and Nancy has transformed my life. I now live it from a place of love, joy, compassion, and peace. When inevitable turmoil happens, it’s transient and I can move through it. I’m no longer whip-sawed around. Each day feels enveloped in gratitude and I feel held by a loving presence.N. C., Physical Therapist
The talks on loving kindness were a beautiful blend of wisdom, love, science addressing the challenge of our common reality.D. L., Past course participant