The Zen Thinking Podcast — Episode 46 — The Breath of Pure Presence

In this week's episode I discuss one of the fundamental teachings in non-duality—you are not the 'doer', you are the witnessing presence to things being done.

Your true self is not the subject of its experiences, it is the ever-present perceiving of them. And so similarly, we are not the thinker that we believe ourselves to be, we are the presence that perceives the body/mind process of thinking, just as we observe all of the other bodily functions.

In the last half of the episode I discuss how focussing the mind on the breath that is our pure presence points us towards finding our true Self, our presence of awareness—the only thing in our personhood that is forever unchanging—the very essence of our being.

In this episode I discuss the following pieces recently published on Zen Thinking:

The thinker is an illusion, there is only the thinking itself

We suffer from a crisis of mistaken identity

The Sanctity of Self

The Wisdom of Clear-Seeing

Thanks for listening to the show, I hope you enjoy it.