If we go back only about 100-150 years ago the direct path teachings that I sometimes offer were secret. In this session I will explore why this is both good and bad. Next we will examine how non-dual teachings can be useful in realizing our true nature or essence. It can be helpful to know that the mind just cannot realize this. The mind is a dualizing organ, and can never realize or even conceptualize your true nature or reality. So we can see that the first step is not believing as absolutely true any thought that arises to the mind, and when you doubt this, don’t believe that thought either. The second step in this experiential exploration is to notice that all experience is known. In the session we will look in detail at each of these steps.