"Before and After Awakening Series"
by Don Oakley
This brief 14 minute video narrates a few of the characteristics of the spiritual journey prior to awakening including some of the common misconceptions, how to maneuver ourselves into becoming grace-prone, and how to relate to our own mind in the process. A lightly edited transcript of this talk is here.
This 15 minute video clarifies that awakening is the end of the seeker, but it is not the end of the journey home. In one very real sense, it is the beginning of the spiritual journey - the first step, not the last. Life after awakening can be confusing and sometimes quite challenging. It is helpful to hear something about this new and mysterious terrain. A lightly edited transcript of this talk is here.
This 6 minute video addresses the importance of discovering what you really want and dedicating yourself to it - no matter what that is for you. In a spiritual context, you are either in it to discover the Truth about yourself, the world and the divine or you are not in it at all. A lightly edited transcript of this talk is here.