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Here's today's new writing, "Observing the full spectrum of emotions".

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Words and design by Brian Thompson. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Let whatever feelings come, come. Observe the full spectrum of emotions that arise within you and realize that none of them are you, for you are their ever-present witness. Emotions come and go; but you, the consciousness in which they appear, forever remain. You are separate from your emotions. No longer concern yourself with the story behind their drama. No long...
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A new zen poem of non-duality for today, "Allowing awareness to know itself".

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Words and design by Brian Thompson. Life is a mirror, reflecting the contents of mind back into consciousness, creating an illusory feedback loop we call, the world. This world, that is experienced, that seems to be separate from you, that seems to be outside of you, is actually your own projection. Whatever you see is your own reflection. Whatever you see, already exists within. Awaken to your own reality. No longe...
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Today's new writing, "The false sense of unity created through holding strong opinions".

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Words and design by Brian Thompson. We find fellowship through the divisions we create within our imagination. And because of this, the world and its people are defined through opposition to one another, rather than through unity. When we share a common belief, a potential friendship is found. Whatever we are opposed to creates a potential for mutual camaraderie. In other words, we find unity through division. This sense of comp...
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Today's new writing,

"There is nothing other than you".

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Words and design by Brian Thompson. What is rightfully yours, is your unchanging and infinite essence, which is the very same presence-of-being that flows through all seeming things. You are the foundation of all possibilities. What is rightfully yours, is your presence of unbound awareness, the very same consciousness that sees through all eyes, and that is the source of all that is sensed by everyone, everywhere. That which se...
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★ New Podcast Episode ★

Today's new episode of The Zen Thinking Podcast focuses on the importance of being aware of your assumptions.

In most cases, our assumptions are subconscious. Since we are unconsciousness to them, they appear to be real and we overlook their unreality—rather than seeing them as the illusions of mind they truly are.

Assumptions create a virtual reality, one that is defined by much needless emotional suffering.

When you are able to recognize these false projections of mind however, you transcend the mind altogether and open yourself to the inner-dimension of pure, unfettered awareness—one that is free of false assumptions.

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

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Today's episode focuses on the importance of being aware of your assumptions. In most cases, our assumptions are subconscious. Since we are unconsciousness to them, they appear to be real and we overlook their unreality—rather than seeing them as the illusions of mind they truly are. Assumptions create a virtual reality, one that is defined by much needless emotional suffering. When you are able to recognize these false projectio...
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I couldn't stop writing this morning. Try as I might, some things just can't be properly expressed in short, pithy quotes...

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Non-Dual Awareness: Seeing Through Your Assumptions: http://buff.ly/2c5ce4Y

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Words and design by Brian Thompson. Our lives are built on assumptions. Coincidentally, what we call being “spiritually awakened” is the self-realizing of our own habitual pattern of mis-perceiving that distorts reality, and therefore, also obscures our own truth. It is this not-knowing of ourselves, based upon all of our assumptions, that is the true source of emotional and existential suffering. We assume the world is exactly a...
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♥︎ New Episode ♥︎

This week's episode of The Zen Thinking Podcast zeroes in on the true experience of what it means to be alive—that we are 'reality', experiencing itself.

We are not separate from reality, reality IS what we are. In fact, reality appears within us, as us.

But, the question remains... Who am I?

You are the awareness in which all things appear. You are consciousness, being—not being this, and not being that—just, being.

You are the awareness that is aware. You are Ultimate Reality.

Much love,
Brian Thompson

★ If you enjoy my podcasts, support my work by becoming a patron at: http://www.patreon.com/zenthinking

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This week's episode zeroes in on the true experience of what it means to be alive—that we are 'reality', experiencing itself. We are not separate from reality, reality IS what we are. In fact, reality appears within us, as us. But, the question remains... Who am I? You are the awareness in which all things appear. You are consciousness, being—not being this, and not being that—just, being. You are the awareness that is aware. Yo...
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Today's new writing, "Realign yourself with awareness, rather than opinion".

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Words and design by Brian Thompson. The only thing you need to do is to stop believing in that which is false. When you discard all that is untrue within you, only the truth will remain. So, what is true? Begin by questioning every thought, every opinion, and every belief you have and hold dear. Stop holding onto that which isn't rightfully yours. Realize that you are not what you think. Thoughts and opinions appear to you, bu...
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Today's new writing: "The Spontaneity of Awareness is Your Presence of Being".

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Words & design by Brian Thompson. Surrender every idea about how you believe something should or shouldn't be—including your own sense of a personal self. Nothing is as it seems, as all perceived things are merely a matter of mind. Whatever you see is mind’s reflection, until you awaken and become aware of its illusory, false projections. Relax into the effortless totality of what already is, being empty of any criticism. Be mind...
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Today's new writing, "What happens when you dissolve the sense of all meaning & purpose?"

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Words and design by Brian Thompson. Meaning and purpose are a product of mind. Outside of thought, meaning and purpose don’t actually exist. They are both a virtual virtue—ones we have mistakenly become overly reliant upon for our sense of wellbeing. We tend to evaluate our happiness by the following criteria: What does this moment mean to me? Do my actions mean something? Does my life mean anything? What is my purpose? And, am I...
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Today's new piece of writing, "The endless desire for more, more more..."

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Words and design by Brian Thompson. Most people's lives are shaped by an insatiable desire for more. We are taught to seek fulfilment outside ourselves, rather than within. The clothes makes the person. The job makes the man. Is life really meant to be measured in such material ways? Absolutely not, for the sole fact that we are not mere matter, we are the essence within. There is no measuring to be done. After all, what is there t...
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Another new #zen #poem of #nonduality for you today: "Lose yourself to your inner silence".

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Words & design by Brian Thompson. In the quiescent mind, pure awareness is realized; not merely as one's presence of being, but also as the substance and source of all that is perceived. In the peace of undisturbed consciousness, awareness blossoms into all that is sensed, revealing it to be the living essence of all that Is. Lose yourself to your inner silence, and merge into the infinite universe that quietly awaits within.
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Zen vegan poet with a camera, living on a mountain by the sea, writing about our common state of being & infinity—author of the book Sparks to Awaken.
Introduction
Brian Thompson, is a Vancouver based creative coach and marketing consultant. He's the guy behind Thorny BleederThe DIY Daily Newsletter & Podcast, The Music Biz Weekly and The Rock Star Branding Podcast

Through his writing, speaking engagements, teaching, webinars and endless podcasts, Brian has emerged as a vital and well respected voice on the convergence of artist development, marketing, social media and technology. 

Brian is available for live speaking engagements for topics including artist development, the newmusic industry, marketing, social media and inspirational motivation. 

If you're organizing a showcase, a panel, a workshop, or you need a guest speaker for a class you teach, consider the guy behind Thorny Bleeder and The DIY Daily to deliver 
a unique, passionate and creative voice to your event.
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Vancouver, BC - Langley, BC - Surrey, BC - Nanaimo, BC - Kelowna, BC - Salmon Arm, BC - Regina, SK
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poet, writer, thinker. author of the upcoming book, Sparks to Awaken
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  • Zen Thinking
    writer, 2014 - present
    inspirational poet, writer, speaker and podcaster, author of the upcoming book, Sparks to Awaken. http://www.zenthinking.net
  • Thorny Bleeder
    Artist Development, Music Marketing, Branding & Inspiration., 2006 - 2015
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    Founder & Editor, 2011 - 2014
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    Head Buyer: Music & Movies, 1992 - 2006
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Episode #25 of The Rock Star Branding Podcast. Choosing a Support Act and How It Affects Your Band's Brand. We discuss the various reasons w

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