The theme of this work is absolute nonduality, which is an ancient and nondenominational teaching that points to our oneness with all existence. Its truths--which require neither meditation nor concentration to discover--can be found in the highest levels of levels of Zen, Buddhism, Christianity, and the Tao.
"Rodney's words emerge from the vast field of aware presence that is our true nature; they resound with the power of direct recognition and carry a kind of charge that can electrify attention to pay heed to the presence that is here in this very instant.
Rodney is the author of A Vastness All Around: Awakening to Your Natural State. It is also available from Lulu Press, as well as on the Amazon Kindle. http://www.amazon.com
I'm sitting quietly in Barnes & Noble, feeling the benevolent fullness of presence. Being surrounded by all these books and magazines conjures up numerous childhood memories. For not only were there lots of books in my family home, but I practically lived in the libraries in the various schools and colleges that I attended, as well as at the public libraries that were close to me.
Nearly all children are made better by reading to them, speaking graciously to them (and in full sentences), having books and computers within easy reach and sight, nourishing their interests and proclivities, praising their successes, and giving encouragement and insights into their failures. And, of course, the parent or guardian may broach the topic of them being more than mere bodies and minds, but awareness itself. Such a talk may or may not work, of course. It depends on the temperaments of the children and the clarity of the parents' words.