Non-Dual Teacher David Hoffmeister
Non-dual teacher David Hoffmeister invites you to transcend modern daily life. By practically applying non-dual teachings, you enter a completely new way of thinking and perceiving. David has a miraculous way of moving you far beyond an intellectual understanding of non-duality, with a deep presence of direct experience with oneness. Whatever your path is, you are invited to join in this transformational, practical Awakening, using David’s uncompromising teachings and devoted demonstration. Your beliefs are underpinning your world. Question everything you think you think and think you know!
OBSERVER AND OBSERVED ARE THE SAME
by David Hoffmeister
The false self, or ego, is an image-maker and the images it makes (ideas) leave not their source. This means that observer and observed are the same. It is the persona, or mask, that covers over abstract reality. It is a self-concept comprised of concepts. It is fragmented into the person (fragment), other people (fragments), the surrounding cosmos (more fragments), and it is that which thought them all up. The ego is both the thinker and the thoughts image-maker and images.
“It is because the thoughts you think you think appear as images that you do not recognize them as nothing. You think you think them, and so you think you see them. This is how your ‘seeing’ was made. This is the function you have given your body’s eyes. It is not seeing. It is image making. It takes the place of seeing, replacing vision with illusions.” –A Course in Miracles
When the mind forgets this and perceives itself on the screen, it is in the wrong mind, already defending. It is similar to going to see a movie. You wouldn’t pay $8.00 just to see images on the screen; you want to be transported into the movie. The mind in the world wants to be distracted, wants something exciting, so it can forget what is going on inside the mind. Image-making is very important to the ego.
You can be stable, happy, and peaceful for no good reason. You don’t have to attribute an abstract experience to a specific.
I like that. As we generalize the principles, it all seems like a movie. The question is, “How do you feel watching yourself in this moment?”