Index of Essays


In Chronological Order, First to Last

True Inquiry and the Conscious Process

Direct Experience

The Game of Rejection

The Quest for Experience

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Game

Evolution of Consciousness

Tests of Mind, Character, Will

The Silence Behind the Mind and True Transformation

Survival and Personal Continuity

Desire, Fixation, Non-Dwelling, and the Heart

Fighting the Powers That Be

The Sense of Lack and the Master Game

The Journey

Zen and the Emotional/Sexual Contraction

The Myth of Enlightenment


Self-Destructive Thoughts (Revised 2014)

School of Life, Play of Light

Beyond the Language of Seeking and Knowing

Taking Offense

Self-Improvement Projects

Deconstructing the Story

The Practice of Non-Dwelling

Discipline of Silence

How To Change

Shaking Others Awake

Points of View

War and Peace

Fate or Free Will

What Am I?

First There Is a Mountain

To Do Something

Stages of Human Spiritual Development

The Corpse of Ambition

The Ten Thousand Idiots

Battle of the Sexes


Self-Essence and Identity

Rhapsody on the Perfect Enjoyment of Delusion

Getting High

True Inquiry, Part 2

Notes from the Other Side

Prison Planet Samsara

My Dog’s Better Than Your Dog


Beyond Religious Provincialism and Scientific Materialism


The Pursuit of Happiness, Part 2


The Futility of the Search for Meaning

In Search of Self and Beyond

Emotional Intelligence and Skillful Living

Aversion Therapy

Stronger Than Fear


As We Think

Nothing Personal

There Is No Truth, Only Dreaming

Memory Lane

Where Can I Be Safe?

Sabotaging Ourselves

Stop Pretending

Waking Up, Growing Up

Consciousness and Awareness


Pain and Spiritual Practice

Joy of Unknowing



Not Me

View and Conduct

Time Is On My Side

Nobody There

The End of the Seeker

Just Be

The Mechanics of Unhappiness

The Paradox of Inherent Perfection

Saving the World

A Brief History of the Dream

Like Burglars

Science and Spirituality

True Meditation: Recognizing Basic Sanity

The Motive

The Mystique of Freedom

The Talking School

World of Warcraft

The Ego Is My Friend

Though We Might Call It Love

All That Matters


Religion, Part 2

Sadness — The Wound of Love


Lest We Be Judged

Meditation on Death

The Fundamental Space


A Little Joke

The Shadow

Individuality and Oneness

Self and Other

All Is Well

 Projection of Mind

Like Lightning

Standing Up for My Values

Stung by a Scorpion


Essence of Mind

The Aware Space of Immediate Presence

essay 2

About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: Essays on the Conscious Process: Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: Verses and ramblings on life as it is: Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: Verses on the Play of Consciousness: Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: Poems of the Mountain Hermit: Love Poems from The Book of Yes: Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: Thank You!
This entry was posted in Nonduality, Spiritual Practice and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

11 Responses to Index of Essays

  1. Val Boyko says:

    Now that’s a lot of good reading Bob! Thank you for linking!

  2. marcelvuijst says:

    Thank you Brother, an improvement on having to navigate through the archives!

    How does the art above represent Sisyphus?
    How come the potatoes float up?

    • Bob OHearn says:

      Thanks, Brother! The art piece represents a humorous depiction of the impermanence of words and letters, and likewise also the futility of trying to say something, as pages and potatoes float off into the void. 😉

      Love & Blessings!

  3. marcelvuijst says:

    Wonderful, thanks for explaning!

    Is it from a known artist?

  4. Judy says:

    Bob, thanks so much for your wonderful essays. They are helping me immensely.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.