The Living Inquiries

The Living Inquiries

I have come to believe that the primary problem for most people is a case of mistaken identity – not knowing who they really are. Basing a life on a mistaken identity is the same as building a castle of sand or a house of cards. Such a construction is inherently insecure (and ultimately will fail). With this mistaken identity fear, anxiety, and anger (and other afflictive states) arise. With the arising of these afflictive states compulsive behaviors and addictions arise as well. These compulsive behaviors and addictions are misguided attempts to “fix” or “control” what is wrong. It’s inevitable that all of this would happen (given the original “mistake”).

The inquiry work, that I do, looks directly for the existence and truth of these mistaken identities, anxieties, and compulsions. Not being able to truly find the existence of these things ultimately leads to freedom, peace, spaciousness, and love.

I love doing inquiry. Helping people to learn it, facilitating it, or receiving it. It is a profound and intimate way to be with others. I look forward to meeting you and sharing this inquiry practice.

“Appearances can never truly define or be what we are in the deepest sense because of their temporary nature. To define yourself conceptually in any way is to identify with a fleeting image, an idea that rapidly comes and goes within awareness. In the same way, to define yourself through any appearance including an emotion, sensation, state, or experience is to do the same. When we stop emphasizing thoughts for the answer to the questions “What am I?” and “What is absolutely true?,” we begin to experience real acceptance, peace, freedom, love, compassion, and wisdom in our lives.” Scott Kiloby “Living Realization”

”This love is what is looking from your eyes right now. You cannot find this love in time or get it from others. It is what you are. This love loves the whole of life because it is the whole seeing itself through the vessel of the individual body and mind. In that seeing, there is no longer an investment in making things personal.”  Scott Kiloby “Reflections of the One Life”