Arjuna Ardagh is the founder of the Living Essence Foundation in Nevada City, California, a non-profit organization dedicated to the awakening of consciousness within the context of ordinary life. He is the author of Relaxing into Clear Seeing, How About Now, The Last Laugh (a novel), The Translucent Revolution and the creator of the Living Essence Audio Series.
Since the age of 14 he has had a passionate interest in spiritual awakening and in 1991, Arjuna went through a radical shift of perspective. Rather than attaining anything of what he had dreamed of, he had the profound realization that he had been seeking for what he already was, and always had been. He realized that it was in the abandonment of seeking and wanting that the heart found its fulfillment.
In 1992 Arjuna moved to Seattle and began to share with other people what he had recognized to be true. He quickly discovered that this same realization was easily accessible to anyone who was willing to look in the right place, and that this had a profound effect on simple day-to-day life.
He has been traveling, both in the U.S. and Europe, for the last 12 years, facilitating this kind of shift, and reflecting with people on the art of living life from this recognition.
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The Translucent Revolution
by Arjuna Ardagh
Robert had it all: the beach house in Malibu, the latest SUV, designer clothes, the right connections. He also had a small drinking problem, and a few personal difficulties to resolve at home.
He had made his money in California real estate, and when the market crashed in the late eighties, so did Robert. He went from a net worth of millions to bankruptcy. He lost the house, many of his friends, and his confidence. By 1992 he was thinking about killing himself.
Late one evening, he was out taking a walk. He stopped and stood motionless, his mood blacker than the night. He had a thought, a simple thought. "I am finished," his mind announced.
He still has trouble explaining what happened next.
"I was overcome by a sense of relief," he reports. "A sudden feeling of inexpressible freedom. I even began to laugh out loud. My body was filled with happiness, as if I was suddenly getting a joke I'd been missing. For the first time I was feeling really good for no
reason at all. I was totally here, in this moment. I could feel the trees around me, and hear the sounds without having to listen to thoughts telling me things needed to be...