Thought and completely different perspective

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Thought and completely different perspective

I'm not endorsing every single word spoken or written by any of these authors including Joan Tollifson. The list includes books from a variety of different perspectives, and in many cases, they may seem to contradict each other.

Some of them say that life including you and your whole spiritual journey is nothing but a dream-like illusion, while others say this present happening is all there is. Some insist that there is nothing to do other than exactly what is happening, while others offer some kind of apparent process, practice or method for waking up.

Some seem to suggest that "you" have the power of choice, while others say that everything is the result of infinite causes and conditions and that there is no one apart from this whole happening to direct or control it. Some say liberation is found in the realization of complete impermanence while others insist it comes with the recognition of that which never changes.

Some insist that Consciousness is all there is, while others accept the prevailing materialist view that consciousness is an epiphenomenon of the brain, and still others say there is no way to know what this is.

Who has it right? What should you believe? No words or concepts can capture reality. Maps are useful, but they can only describe and point to the territory itself.

Eating the meal is what nourishes you, not reading the menu.

Thought and completely different perspective

Take what resonates and leave the rest behind. Don't believe anything you read, but instead, question, look, listen, feel into it, and see for yourself. The book that wakes you up one day may lull you to sleep the next.

Thought and completely different perspective

Always be ready to question your conclusions and to see something new and unexpected. You're welcome to link to this page, but please do not re-publish this list anywhere else.

These recommendations are periodically updated or revised. If you've been here before, refresh or reload the page to be sure you are getting the most current version. Nothing to Grasp ; Painting the Sidewalk with Water: Talks and Dialogs about Nonduality ; Awake in the Heartland: My books always encourage the reader to investigate directly rather than holding onto beliefs or second-hand ideas.

All my books include material drawn from my own life, and several of them are wholly or partly in the form of personal narrative or memoir. At the same time, all of them are about seeing through the stories of our lives and waking up from the belief that we are an autonomous, separate individual who is authoring our thoughts and making our decisions.

These books all invite the discovery that the body-mind-world is an undivided, seamless, ever-changing, ungraspable, unresolvable happening with no inside or outside. My books explore questions of identity, free will, addiction and other forms of human suffering, and the nature of experience.

A fifth book is in the works exploring aging, dying and the embrace of groundlessness. All my books point to the simplicity and immediacy of right here, right now, just as it is, and they invite a kind of meditative exploration that is direct, non-methodical, awareness-based and not result-oriented.

I write from my own direct experience and insight, but my perspective has been informed by elements of Buddhism, Advaita, radical nonduality and nontraditional inquiry.

Readers have expressed appreciation for the honesty, clarity and humor in all of these books.

A Different Perspective

I spent five years living and working at the retreat center she founded in northwestern New York, and we remained in touch until her death in at the age of Toni was a former Zen teacher who began to question the rituals, beliefs, dogmas and hierarchy of traditional Zen.

She was deeply affected by her contact with J. Krishnamurti, and she eventually left formal Zen practice behind.

She continued to offer silent retreats, but in a much more open and bare-bones way.Evolutionary Psychology. In its broad sense, the term "evolutionary psychology" stands for any attempt to adopt an evolutionary perspective on human behavior by supplementing psychology with the central tenets of evolutionary biology.

The underlying idea is that since our mind is the way it is at least in part because of our evolutionary past, evolutionary theory can aid our understanding not. You get some quality from testing after development takes place. But a much better way is through TDD (which I suggest that you look into.) This is the ONLY way to have true unit tests around all code and to implement the leanest possible code for a particular solution.

John Rawls (—) John Rawls was arguably the most important political philosopher of the twentieth century. He wrote a series of highly influential articles in the s and ’60s that helped refocus Anglo-American moral and political philosophy on substantive problems about what we ought to do.

JOAN'S ANNOTATED RECOMMENDED READING LIST. This list of recommended authors and books is in no way intended to be a comprehensive, definitive or authoritative list of nondual or spiritual books. Defense Mode is one of the 4 core pillars of the AE is a state in which someone with Asperger’s is scared, frustrated, or angry, as well as shut down and & withdrawn.

But my ways of observing my thoughts, the things I look at, the things I think about are very, very different than when I was a child.

They are different than when I was a cocaine addict.

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