Norman Scrimshaw | Awakening to the Heart

Norman Scrimshaw

Norman 2010 copy

I began a search for wisdom and truth around the age of twenty. My search spanned more than 30 years, as I investigated philosophy, psychology, much reading, personal growth seminars, living in an Ashram, trips to India, and commitment on spiritual paths with Indian gurus. Much was learned, but ultimately I was unsatisfied.

In the summer of 1999 I had the good fortune to meet my teacher Adyashanti who taught from the Zen tradition as well as from other non-dual teachers. It was a powerful time of meditation and inquiry. I awakened to the living experience that the truth and essence of my being was found not in any thoughts, but in the awakened presence of my heart. In the process of life itself, I saw thoughts losing their power to dictate identification with fear, emotional pain, and anger. They still can arise, and sometimes even linger as an emotional experience, but they are short-lived, as they are seen as visitors and the reality they project is not believed.

In 2003, I was invited by Adyashanti to share the source of the joy that lives in me.

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