I’ve enjoyed talking to some of the (not?) non-duality speakers over recent times, and I’ve found it intriguing how they point to the same thing but their communication is very different. Kenneth Madden is quite a well known ‘teacher’ in this space. Having watched a couple of his videos prior to the conversation, I resonated with the (seeming) personality and I enjoyed speaking with him.
We spoke about:-
– ‘Spiritual’ seeking
– How psychology/philosophy are ‘seen’
– Free will
– Mental Health
– Why this isn’t ‘nihilistic’
From Kenneth’s Website
This communication is in it’s essence very simple and paradoxically is beyond understanding. It is the suggestion that what you have experienced as a separate ‘me’ is and always has been only an appearance. What is being suggested here is that there is in actuality no such thing as a separate individual, or anything at all that exists in and of itself. It is the really felt contracted sense of being separate to the world that gives rise to a yearning for wholeness. In other words what we are all searching for, in myriad different ways, is to not be a separate ‘me’ and be complete and whole. So whether I am trying to make a million euros or searching for spiritual enlightenment through becoming increasingly meditative and mindfully aware, what I am actually looking for is to not be a separate person, to be whole and complete.
Another way of saying this is that I am in fact searching for my own absence (not my expression, not sure of the exact source to reference it.) Here’s the thing though. You are nothing other than already whole and complete- so what you are seeking and yearning for is what already is. This, aliveness. That is the divine comedy, that what you are in fact looking for is nothing other than what is and always has been and you have ran around like a headless chicken thinking it was something else, around the next corner etc.
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