Painting the Sidewalk with Water

Painting the Sidewalk with Water

Talks and Dialogues About Non-Duality

by Joan Tollifson

Published by: New Harbinger Publications

Imprint: Non-Duality

360 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780956643216
  • Published: August 2010

$19.95

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  • 9781626257580
  • Published: August 2010

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These lively talks and dialogues are about seeing through the illusion of separation and waking up to the boundless wholeness that is all there is. Joan's approach is open and explorative, questioning all attempts to conceptually grasp and frame the movement of life. She talks about seeing through the stories and beliefs that create our human suffering and waking up to the simplicity of what is. This book beautifully dissolves the apparent dichotomy between the uncompromising "this is it, just as it is" message of radical non-duality and the emphasis on "being here now" that is found in many meditation teachings. Joan has an affinity with Buddhism, Advaita, and radical non-duality, but she belongs to no tradition. In these talks and dialogues, she takes on such perennial questions as, Is there a way out of personal and global suffering? Can we choose to stop addictive and destructive patterns? Does being awake take effort, vigilance, and practice, or is it effortlessly and unavoidably always already the case? What happens when we die?