“To carry yourself forward and experience myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come forth and experience themselves is awakening.” – Eihei Dogen
“I hope everyone in Nonduality Land is aware of One The Magazine. As a new subscriber I see that you’ve created a beautiful container for the diversity of nondual teachings, a crystal vase holding many wildly different flowers, each sipping the same water (Jan Barendrecht’s metaphor). There’s no single ‘center’ in the world of nonduality, nor should there be, but it looks like your publication will come close to being it!” — Jerry Katz
There is the possibility in every human life when for an instant the illusion of existing as a separate entity simply vanishes. A veil is lifted and somehow, miraculously, all of life is experienced as one seamless unified reality, and you recognize without a doubt that the truth of who you are is this one reality. Never again can you truly deny that not only are you intimately connected with every human heart and with all of life, at the core you are the fabric of life itself. —Shanti Einolander, founder/editor of ONE
by Joan Tollifson
Joan Tollifson makes no claim to “flashy, dramatic, awakening experiences,” yet she is uniquely one of the clearest and most grounded nonduality authors of our times. Here she shares her story with customary transparency and good humor, always pointing back to the “never-ending, ever-fresh discovery that only happens Here/Now.”
by Jan Frazier
Jan Frazier lived a typical life until the summer of 2003 when, through a simple prayer, all fear inextricably fell away from her experience. Guilt, worry, despair, anger, and most especially fear, all properties of the ego, had “kept their nasty little fires going away in her belly” until that moment when fear first fell away. As she shares, “If only people realized how constantly available this ecstatic state is, how dearly close to the beating human heart!”
by Joey Lott
Joey Lott looked everywhere for an answer to his horrific experience of anxiety. He looked to the life of John Lennon (if he could just be like John) and eventually to spiritual teachers such as Tolle, Katie, Gangaji, Parsons, and Tollifson. His search took him criss-crossing the country, living out of a van, until illness and desperation finally brought him to a full stop. There he discovered the aliveness that is, and from which their is blessedly no escape, no matter the form it takes. Joey found peace.
by Craig Holliday
Throughout his spiritual journey Craig Holliday studied with many incredible teachers and had countless experiences that deeply affected his life, yet he never fully understood what it meant to surrender beyond ego, until one dreadful and beautiful day when all suffering fell away and he experienced irrevocably the light of his true nature.
As a teenager and young adult, Premananda was plagued by feelings of not really fitting in. His growing sadness and dissatisfaction would eventually take him on a search to find meaning in the world around him, After many years of confusion and lostness, that search would eventually landed in the powerful presence of Sri H.W.L. Poonjaji (Papaji), where the structures of mind loosened their grip and all identification with a separate individual fell away.
by Christopher Paul
Christopher Paul is a Vietnam Vet who had caught glimpses of his mind’s true nature, but found it difficult to find any lasting confirmation in the world. Finally, one day, in a little Mom and Pop bookstore, he came across a thin booklet on a bottom shelf. In the grace of those pages he experienced “the quality-less clear light of primordial awareness that does not judge,” and here he generously shares his story with the wish that it help another.
This article features a short video of Kevin Richardson, the “Lion Whisperer,” whose relationship with African lions in the wild illustrates the qualities that we share with these great majestic beings of the earth: playfulness, emotional bonding, and the capacity for enduring inter-species relationship.
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ONE is a quarterly online magazine bringing the good news of awakening from around the world. Featured are deeply personal accounts of non-dual realization and newsworthy events that exemplify and celebrate our true nature as one. The mission of ONE is to inspire lives, awaken hearts, and encourage the recognition of the one precious gift shared by all life: the indivisible, omnipresent, eternal ground of Being.
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