Appreciating beauty we realise the Divine - the One within and without.

Appreciating beauty we realise the Divine - the One within and without.

Philosophy

My philosophy is informed by three principal sources:

  • Ashtanga yoga - the eight limb path to spiritual freedom set out by Patanjali in The Yoga Sutra, and supported by other texts like the Yoga Yajnavalkya, Yoga Vashishta and the Bhagavad Gita.
  • Advaita Vedanta - non-duality - the direct path taught by masters like Ramana Maharshi and Krishna Menon. And now by Rupert Spira.
  • The Fourth Way tradition brought to the West by Gurdjieff and Ouspensky - focused on being present and self-remembering.

These approaches have a singular focus - abiding in our true nature of awareness (or consciousness) and living from this understanding.

Over the last 30 years I have integrated these profound sources through daily practice. In that sense I belong to, and partake in, the living community of spiritual seekers around the world. 

My daily practice incorporates asana, kriyas, pranayama, yoga meditation, and presence. I also apply Ayurveda - the ancient Indian science of holistic health and healing.

Enlightenment is the end of one process – thinking and feeling oneself to be a separate, limited self – but the beginning of another – the realignment of the body, mind and world with this new, experiential understanding.
— Rupert Spira