Our basic everyday motivation in life is the drive to obtain the illusion of ontological security. ‘Ontological security’ might be explained by saying that it is when we get to feel that we are (without question) ‘living life in the right way’ and when we feel that we are able…


There are only two modes of being that are possible for us — the tangible and the intangible — and of these two only the intangible is real. This is odd of course because we always understand things exactly the other way around — we’re totally convinced that ‘only the…


Art: (open source) taken from thecollector.com

The danger of machines lies in their specificity, which is not at all an obvious statement to make. This isn’t an obvious statement because the only reason machines are of any use to us (the only reason machines get to be machines) is because of their specificity. …


We start off on the wrong footing, and then put all our efforts into trying to make things better on this basis. This is our situation in a nutshell! All of the benefits, advantages and comforts that society provides us with are for the sake of assuaging the pain caused…


What brings about our suffering in life — when we get right down to it — is our terrible narrowness and rigidity, and identity is the narrowest and most rigid thing there is! Identity is so narrow and so rigid that it doesn’t actually belong in the real world at…


Things aren’t what we think they are, people aren’t what we think they are, nothing is what we think it is, and this turns out to be — surprisingly — the best news ever!

This isn’t of course what we would normally think of as ‘good news’; quite the contrary…


It’s always important to know what the scam is, what the con job is. Obviously it’s important to know that. The con job which is society is an easy one to explain, even though no one will ever admit it, and we can explain it as follows. The scam in…


Meditation isn’t a tool, as we often say it is in the West. It isn’t a tool but rather it is that state in which we no longer see the relevance of using tools, or the need to do so. The meditative state is that state of awareness in which…


We live withing the confines of a terribly dull environment, an environment which is not interesting ‘in itself’, for what it actually is, but only because of what it is slyly referencing. What it is ‘slyly referencing’ is the egoic identity having a wonderfully fabulous time. …


Polarity is an oversimplification of reality; more than just ‘an oversimplification’, it is an inversion. It’s the perfect antithesis of reality, the reciprocal of reality — ‘reality to the minus one’. Polarity is reality turned on its head.

Reality equals information, we might say. It is always new and it…

Nick Williams

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