“Not long after, it happened. It was evening. I became aware that I was at the bottom of myself in a vast golden light. The light was warm and peaceful, so deep and complete. My mind had vanished. I had no idea where thoughts were, or where to go in order to think. I was too deep to know. I was soul. I was pure soul. I was separate from my mind and body, and from the world around me. At the same time, I was acutely aware of where I was, of what I was doing at each and every moment. It is impossible to portray this adequately in words. The closest I can come is to say it was exquisitely beautiful, so beautiful that I wished to remain there forever.” From ‘Return to My Soul: My Journey from Darkness into the Light’.
For the last sixteen years, I’ve been moving back and forth between my mind and my soul. I know it sounds crazy, yet it’s not. It’s been the most exciting, and enriching, time of my life.
It also sounds dualistic, and it is, as long as I keep returning to the mind – to the world of beliefs, thoughts and emotions. But when I withdraw from the mind and move back to my soul, the duality is no longer present . There is only soul: beautiful, peaceful, powerful, serene.
My teachings are centered around this: the mind, the soul, moving back and forth between the two until the world of beliefs, thoughts and emotions cease to exist and all that remains is soul.
This is the art of enlightenment.