About the Book
The search for “liberation” is a timeless journey that takes the appearance of many ideas and paths that are made of ideas. At the heart of this perennial journey, there lie unanswered questions:
Are we willing to examine with vigilance the ideas we have about those paths we follow so dearly?
Are we willing to question the validity of the ideas that make up those paths?
Are we willing to reach beyond those very ideas; to let go of those ideas in order to touch, taste, smell, and feel the unspeakable “truth” that lies at the heart of those paths?
In the awakened wisdom of your own heart, awareness is still and complete, silent and present.
Awareness is and You Are.
Radical Spirituality has nothing to do with practice, dogma or prayer. Prior to the practice, You Are. Prior to the dogma, You Are. Prior to the prayer, You Are. Prior to the belief, thought or notion, You Are.
The essence of Who You Are cannot be found in practice, dogma or prayer, it cannot be found in the ideas or beliefs that we use to define those practices and paths. Radical Spirituality is not something you can learn or achieve for these are at best only ideas of spirituality, not spirituality. They are speculations; projections of a mind that has lost itself in its own thinking.
Let us celebrate the gifts of Spirit in the still, quiet, place of the heart. Let us ignite the wisdom of our own awareness. Let us celebrate and realize the “Doctrine of One”.
June 5th 2010 michael sean symonds
Alternative educator? Artist? Author? Meditation instructor? S.M.G.W.M? Who is here to say with clarity & conviction what I AM? Through the use of creativity, teaching, speaking and writing I have enjoyed sharing the gifts I have inherited from others: Roxi Hermson, Leonard Orr, Deepak Chopra, Stephen Wolinsky, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Hafiz and Louise Thomson to name a few. It is the artist, free thinker, poet, advocate and friend, who has inspired this life I call my own. With image and word, in private practice, one-on-one or group facilitation, and service, that I have touched meaning, purpose and peace; something magical that lies beyond the thinking mind. It is through one-on-one indulgence of great cups of coffee and engaged conversation, the experience and expression of creativity, the silence of meditation, or the activity of snowboarding, that I have felt freedom and simplicity, that lies in the Art of Being… www.twitter.com/zenshredding