Among the many non dual teachers around the world, there are none who speak quite like David Hoffmeister. Here is an transcript from a recent talk David gave called “Let Go and Let God."
It's so peaceful, it's so simple, it's so relaxing. And it's not a prayer for outcomes of the world. It's a prayer for our state of mind, and it's a prayer to know God's grace and God's love, to know our Will in Heaven.
But I feel like if any of you have studied any non dual teachers, or any Eastern philosophies, like the Buddha for example... you know the Buddha talked about emptying the mind. There's a great focus on that. And even with Advaita Vedanta, Ramana Maharshi... a lot of fantastic non-dual pathways are saying: empty your mind, empty your mind of the contents of consciousness.
There's not really like some kind of positive goal that's in the world with these pathways. You don’t see Buddhists that shave their heads who've got their orange robes on thinking "Ah! I'm almost there!" as if some outcome in the world will make them happy.
But we have to gain confidence in it. We have to gain trust in it. We have to feel the miraculous experiences of that state of mind, maybe first just glimmers of that state of mind in order to go, "Mmmm ... Thy Will be done, God's Will be done."
This is not what most non dual teachers teach, and so this is where I would say the Course takes us beyond traditional non-duality. It seems to be dualistic in its language, but only for the purpose of leading us to where we've always been; the awareness that we already have everything, we already are everything, and we have always been. I think we can all feel deep resonance with that.
For more information about David Hoffmeister and non-dual teachings, visit his Non-Dual Teachers website.