You are herenonduality
This is a free documentary finished a couple months ago.
Candid dialogue with six "regular people" who attended Robert Wolfe's Non-dual meetings regarding their direct non-dual realization and their experience living everyday life from this enlightened perspective. Robert and his book "Living Non-duality" are the inspiration for this documentary.
Feel free to share the link anywhere you like...
Satsang with Nick Gancitano at the Onederful Gathering
Blowing Rock, NC
June 11, 2012
Nick will be giving satsang and discourse on "Be Still and Know I AM God," based on his newly released book by the same title. After discovering Self-inquiry, Nick underwent a profound shift that left him as the impersonal sense of Being. Ramana Maharshi then guided Nick to share the Self-Inquiry in the West. In 2002, several of his students formed the South Florida-based Atma-Vichara Ashram, where he was the acting spiritual director known as I Am for five years before teaching abroad from 2007 to 2010 and writing his first book. In early 2010 he established The Self-Inquiry Center in Delray Beach, Florida. When he is not traveling to share the message of Be Still and Know I AM God, Nick and his wife Penelope reside at the Center and disseminate the Self-Inquiry.
Fully being itSelf,
this One Self cannot
What lucky fortune
that our eternal nature
from its Wholeness
a “split second”,
beyond time and space,
all that appears
only ever as itself,
not as it appears to
the five senses
when even an inch
seems to prevail.
feelings and thoughts
as soap bubbles,
one by one,
itself with grace and beauty.
Thanks for the many
Never an idol,
what already is.
amethyst and ametrine,
the flower of life
and this lovingly
made Native American
Nag Champa incense
from a dear friend,
Reiki from another
and calls, meetings
of the heart,
My whole allegiance
belongs to this
one infinite heart
as, and towards.
pulls us back
it never left…
should pure seeing
don a veil
to play forgetting
In the last chapter of Dr. Shankar's profound book, Kaivalya Gita Vol. 1, titled LIFE, he gives a full commentary on: "Man thinks he can control life." I found it so valuable, that it inspired the following BLOG on my website which I wish to share with my brothers and sisters here on the Never Not Here Forum. -Michael
YOU are NOT the doer
March 24, 2011
"The moment you understand that you are not in control,
then you become steady." -Dr. Vijai Shankar
YOU are NOT the doer. You are not in control. Life is--and always has been--for everyone. It's true. You are what sees/watches what happens AS it happens. And the proper attitude for your viewing pleasure and enjoyment of Life (since you have been given the very best seat in the house!), is one of love, faith and awe, and not worry, concern or fear! :)
Not convinced? Okay, let's say that you ARE the doer. And you wish to make something happen. Okay, so you wish to pick up a pen and you do so, now what? See, while you are deciding what the next thing is that you should do, the show is still going on! The movie is still playing! Life is still moving, still unfolding. If life were to pause while everyone on the planet tried to make up their mind as to what should happen next, Life could never work!
As Dr. Vijai Shankar reminds us:
Question: For more than 6 years now I have been 'doing' Self-inquiry to figure out: Who is the doer? When there is no I-thought, actions seem to happen on their own. No doer, like a sentence that has just been written down. Or as you state on your website, seeing/hearing/smelling is happening without an I doing it or thinking about the action. Only when there is a pre-thought such as 'I am now going to lift my right hand in the air', 'I' can see that that thought just happened out of nowhere. Not that the arm is moving or happening on its own accord. That is why the I is still in place, because it feels like I am the doer. So I am the doer and I am not the doer at the same time. This cannot be right and at the same time it feels like something is missing. Any suggestions to make the seeing clear? [Click 'Read More' for Nick's response]
When we are identified with the ego, we feel lacking, life feels lacking, and others feel lacking. The state of ego-identification is a state of never having enough, of discontentment, judgment, fear, doubt, and other negative emotions. When we are identified with the ego, the world revolves around "me," "my problems," and "my life." This state is a one of contraction and suffering.
The state of lack that is ego-identification is not only an uncomfortable state, but an unattractive one. When people are deeply identified with the ego, you can see the tension in their faces and bodies. You can hear the suffering in their voice and in what they talk about. Energetically, you can feel the negativity that accompanies this state. When you are around someone who is expressing and living out the ego's negativity, you feel either drained, bored, repulsed, or bad, since their energy is often contagious. Their negative inner state gets reflected outwardly and is felt energetically, and it doesn't attract support or opportunities from others. Naturally, those in such a state want to manifest or attract love, support, opportunities, and other things, but the state of lack and negativity that such people are experiencing actually repels these things. Neediness is not attractive.
I will get to those direct blow "you" away audios and really looking for a bunch of video sharings to arise as well. However for now, I think this new audio sharing has it's place to alleviate the mind a little when it finds contradictory nondual sharings that all make sense somehow! lol
This audio just skirts that a little, (not heavily specifically targeted) but I think can be of enormous clarity if your mind gets to wrapped up in the subtle or outright differences that arise as different nondual like sharings.... enjoy this explanative (also potentially mind blowing) perspective!
In order to listen.... please do go to my homepage at
and specifically under my picture is.... the new audio entitled...
"NEW! - What are we? Phenomena? Stories? or Neither? - A Clarification on how we share - audio"
Unable to embed it here for now..
Love & Blessings
Have you noticed how much your mind thinks about how your life is going? It's always checking to see how things line up with the way it wants your life to look. The funny thing is that life hardly ever measures up with how the story is supposed to go because it's a setup—even when life is good, something isn't good enough. Life doesn't line up with your stories, not because life is bad or you are doing something wrong, but because life will never line up with the stories/desires the ego has, not completely anyway. The egoic mind has desires that are destined to not be fulfilled. Meanwhile, life is fulfilling in all sorts of other ways.
Where would you be without this story about what you want and when you will get it? Does this story make your life go better? Does this story make you happier? How can a story, which comes from the egoic mind, which isn't wise, make your life go better or make you happier? The ego knows nothing about true happiness. Listening to it, only takes us out of real life, which is unfolding beautifully according to a plan we are part of. Life is happening, and it's happening as it needs to. We operate within life as it is unfolding, we act upon it, but we don't control it, nor do we know what is best for us or those around us.
There is a presence within you that has never suffered. It lives in joy that has no cause. It is who you most deeply are. Florian and Julia offer to journey with you to know this truth for yourself.
The meetings are an invitation to BE and EMBODY what we have understood and accomplished with our minds. In living as an embodiment of consciousness nothing is excluded; everything is genuinely welcomed and embraced. Living as the space of awareness becomes our embodied reality in daily life, rooted in what we love the most: BEING FREE.
Thursday + Friday
LADIES MEETING with Julia