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#54 - Nic Higham and Paul Dobson - Infinity Experiencing Itself - Nonduality

The Nonduality Podcast

Paul Dobson and Nic Higham talk about the nondual realisation that we are timeless infinity knowing ourselves through the temporary imagined play of duality. We assume we are subjects in relationship with other limited subjects and objects. But upon close investigation, we find that all we know is unlimited knowing, experiencing or awareness itself. I don’t know of an object, but only knowing. I don’t experience you, another, but only myself, experiencing. And we find experiencing to be seamless and unbounded. All we know of any apparent thing is the obvious awareness that is all things. We can admit, with considerable ease, that we don’t really know the ‘why’ or ‘how’ of anything. But knowing itself is irrefutable. Our site: https://nisargayoga.org/ Music by Scott Buckley - https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/

20mins

2 Feb 2021

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#53 - Nic Higham and Paul Dobson - Why You Don't Need To Argue With Reality

The Nonduality Podcast

Nondual therapist speaks with co-host Paul Dobson in this episode of The Nonduality Podcast. You seek that which you believe is not already present. You fight that which you believe shouldn't be present. In this cycle of grasping and aversion, you are trying to get out of this moment because it seems unacceptable. Despite appearances, what is this moment, really, but the one reality you seek? When this is recognised, there's an opening into what already is and what you have always been. Knowing that reality is all, we stop getting into arguments with its unfoldment, with the inevitably and actuality of life's expressions. Reality is a perfection that embraces our ideas of both perfection and imperfection. Reality, therefore, transcends all ideas about perfection and imperfection. Life is free to express in every possible way; everything is the shining forth of itself. It's infinitely pregnant with possibility. All we are ever seeing is the actualisation of all these possibilities. What is arising, precisely? When you investigate, do you find anything other than aliveness, beingness or consciousness? Without referring to any memories or notions, what is the nature of anything present? The nature of every transient occurrence is the one eternal life we all are. In this sense, any arising can serve as a way into the heart of reality. Even the things that we habitually deem as unacceptable serve as a portal into this truth. Our site: https://nisargayoga.org/ Music by Scott Buckley - https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/

24mins

9 Jan 2021

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#49 - Nic Higham & Paul Dobson - You Can't Avoid Yourself - Nonduality Explained

The Nonduality Podcast

Paul Dobson and nondual therapist Nic Higham talk more about nonduality.  You are the light of experiencing or awareness. Are you not experiencing or aware? You are conscious and your consciousness enlightens each expression of itself. It illuminates the known; this seamless display of experience, expressions of the same light that you are. Everything is enlightened and enlivened by your experiencing. So you're already enlightened, in that sense. It's not like you have to attain experiencing or awareness. What else is there? This awareness is what you are and it’s full of potential - absolutely brimming, overflowing with possibility. This awareness is freedom. There's nothing to cultivate. There's nothing to do or undo. Presence is always what is regardless of what's going on, despite what is present. We cover presence over with thinking and interpreting and overlook the presence of awareness. But even distraction occurs within presence. So there's nothing but presence. It turns out that all our ideas about life, all our interpretations can't be verified ultimately. But we can be certain that all appears from and within the one, seamless experiencing that we are. Nic’s site: http://nisargayoga.com/ Music by Scott Buckley - https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/

25mins

25 Nov 2020

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#48 - Nic Higham & Paul Dobson - The Ungrasping Nature of Reality - Nonduality Podcast

The Nonduality Podcast

Here's another episode of the nonduality podcast. What is nonduality? What is life? Who am I?  Our usual orientation is one of being a separate limited ego entity within a boundless universe, feeling very small and powerless, always craving a deep connection with the entirety of what is. We seek a way to heal an imagined divide through clinging and pushing away certain experiences.    There’s another way: waking up to the reality of non-grasping. In truth, reality does not grasp nor reject any manifestation of itself.    As the great nondual commentators have always said, you are open and undivided awareness - reality itself - and within you, as the great meditator, are many objects of meditation which are nothing but you. Rather than trying to accept and accommodate you can simply notice the actuality of your existing ungrasping nature. There’s nothing to remove or include. Nirvana, or freedom, already is, but you've tricked yourself into thinking that you're not this unbounded awareness.    If you investigate the quality of your direct experience, you’ll find that it’s saying nothing but “This”. Like the sky it's open and completely ungraspable, yet it appears tangible and split up. It’s an ever-moving river, always shifting, always changing, completely fresh and new, while utterly constant and dependable.    Nonduality author and nondual therapist  Nic Higham's website: https://nisargayoga.org/ Music by Scott Buckley - https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/

17mins

11 Nov 2020

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#47 - Nic Higham & Paul Dobson - There's No Resistance In Coexistance - Yin Yang Nonduality

The Nonduality Podcast

Nonduality author and therapist Nic Higham speaks with co-host Paul Dobson about all things nonduality.    In his book, I Am That, Nisargadatta Maharaj says: "No thing in existence has a particular cause; the entire universe contributes to the existence of even the smallest thing; nothing could be as it is without the universe being what it is. When the source and ground of everything is the only cause of everything, to speak of causality as a universal law is wrong. The universe is not bound by its content, because its potentialities are infinite; besides it is a manifestation, or expression of a principle fundamentally and totally free. Every event is the effect and the expression of the whole and is in fundamental harmony with the whole. Reality is simple — all is one, harmony is the eternal law. The law of balance reigns supreme."   https://nisargayoga.org/  Music by Scott Buckley - https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/

23mins

5 Nov 2020

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#43 - Nic Higham And Paul Dobson - Reality Is One And All - The Nonduality Podcast

The Nonduality Podcast

Here's another episode of The Nonduality Podcast with author and nondual therapist Nic Higham and co-podcaster Paul Dobson.   If there is a non-dual all-encompassing reality, it must be here and now, no matter how this moment seems. If this profound truth is recognised, that there's one reality expressing itself unconditionally as all, the search ends. Though it may not comply with our fantasies, reality is life as it is. This exploration of nonduality is not about reaching a specific state but acknowledging the obvious.   We could call this recognition 'spiritual awakening', 'self-realisation', 'enlightenment', or simply being, living and experiencing life. We are already deeply familiar and engaged with a capacity of natural experiencing in which flows a seamless and indivisible flow of experiences that are made of what we are. What else can we be other than the actuality of experiencing? The fact that reality can be anything is the most profound expression of love and freedom.  While it's true that reality is nondual, it seems as if it's split up into an infinite amount of separate experiences. In this sense, it is both one and many, yet neither of these configurations. We can't make any absolute conclusions about life; we can't pin it down, no matter how convenient that would be. We, therefore, find ourselves in an open-ended exploration of experiencing, nakedly with what is, always aligned what the indefinable suchness of reality.   http://nisargayoga.com/ Music by Scott Buckley - https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/

31mins

7 Oct 2020

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#29 - Nonduality Podcast - Inquiring Into Objective And Subjective Reality - Nic Higham And Paul Dobson

The Nonduality Podcast

The Nonduality Podcast with nonduality author and nondual therapist Nic Higham and Paul Dobson. http://nisargayoga.com/ Music by Scott Buckley - https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/

17mins

16 Jun 2020

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#27 - Nonduality Podcast - What Do We Actually Know? - Nic Higham And Paul Dobson

The Nonduality Podcast

The Nonduality Podcast with nonduality author and nondual therapist Nic Higham and Paul Dobson. http://nisargayoga.com/ Music by Scott Buckley - https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/

29mins

6 Jun 2020

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#13 The Joy of Not-Knowing | The Nonduality Podcast | Nic Higham & Paul Dobson

The Nonduality Podcast

Nondual therapist and author Nic Higham speaks with Paul Dobson about nonduality, spirituality and the search to find our true Self.  http://nisargayoga.com/ Music: Filaments by Scott Buckley https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckley Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_filaments Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/hH_q2V2NnU4

24mins

26 Jan 2020

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#10 Is Nonduality A State Of Acceptance? | Nic Higham And Paul Dobson | Nonduality Podcast

The Nonduality Podcast

Nondual therapist and author Nic Higham speaks with Paul Dobson about nonduality and the search to find our true Self. http://nisargayoga.com/

31mins

22 Nov 2019

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