Who Am I?

Enlightenment is for everyone, not just for the 'special' few.

This is my firm belief. Upon meeting me, you would never know that I feel this way, unless we had an in-depth conversation about Spirituality. And then, you still might now know.

I usually don’t bring up these topics when speaking to people. If others bring them up or ask a ‘leading’ question, though, I am happy to share what I have learned.

I am not in the business of proselytizing or imposing my will, thoughts, or ideas upon anybody. However, I am happy to engage with all ‘seekers’, a group to which I proudly belong. My search for truth and answers is ongoing. It will never end.

Bruce with Abby

Bruce with his Beloved Abby

The way I express myself is nothing special. My language is not flowery, nor are my explanations hidden in allegory or metaphor. I think it important to be direct and down-to-earth; to give people real answers to their questions when possible, and to provide answers which they can easily understand and act upon. 

And, when I have the opportunity to question someone more advanced than myself, this is how I prefer they answer me.

At times, when speaking, I use profanities to ‘punch up’ my thoughts; to emphasize the ideas I am conveying. That’s part of my past, of who I am, and I am not ashamed nor embarrassed by this. It’s just language. The words themselves do not matter. It is only the energy behind the words, the intent of the words, which matter. Are the words simply adjectives/adverbs used for emphasis? Or, are they meant to harm? That is a delineating factor for me.

(Words are just words. Profanities, when used contextually to emphasize, and not to place value or judgment upon something or someone else, are not bad.  They’re only words, just like: 'great', or 'terrible' are just words.)

The Paradox of Man

Enlightenment really has little to do with one’s choice of words. It is about the inner essence of man, our choices, and energies.

One aspect of Enlightenment is recognizing from which aspect of the 'Self' our words originate: The Ego self, or the True Self? 

This speaks directly to the paradox that is man – the Duality within.  This duality is the essence and foundation of Enlightenment, along with the practice of consciously choosing to which inner voice one is listening, resonating with, and reacting from.

This is what I teach. It is the path I have followed for the last 35 years. It has helped me. So, I am certain it will help you. How can I be so sure? The truth is: Inside, we’re all the same.

This speaks directly to the paradox that is man – the Duality within.  This duality is the essence and foundation of Enlightenment, along with the practice of consciously choosing to which inner voice one is listening, resonating with, and reacting from.

My path was not easy.  Yours doesn’t have to be as difficult. 

I am a skeptical, analytical person.  This, I have learned, made my path to awareness, my learning process, far more difficult than it had to be. 

But, my struggle is a great benefit for you. This is what gave me the detailed understanding and know-how upon which I have built my life's experiences which combine to give me the ability to break things down, to get to their essence, so that I can convey and teach this information and its processes to others in a way that is both accessible and actionable. My struggle has given me the capability to explain in very simple terms the complex fundamentals of spirituality.

There are many wonderful gurus who 'just know'. They never 'lost' the awareness of which all of us are born. They kept it throughout life. These folks are wonderful to listen to. But, do they make the best teachers? My experience has been they do not. And this is for good reason. Their level of consciousness has brought them to a place of contentment which has created a 'gap' in their knowledge of the struggle all must face in this quest. This, unfortunately, can limit one's ability to share wisdom and knowledge with others.

I Don't Look The Part

I do not wear long flowing robes. I do not have a full, white beard. I am a simple man who is comfortable in shorts, flip-flops, and a tee shirt. I like good music. I don’t believe in any religion.  (I do believe that Religion is Obsolete – it has outlived any usefulness it might have had.)

The path I have walked was almost always difficult for me and, at times, even tortured. It included one episode of massive physical pain.

Miracles in My Life

In 2015, during my daily bike ride – a routine I had practiced for many years for exercise and health – I was hit by a car. It has been estimated that the car must have been travelling at approximately 45 miles per hour when it hit me. It was a hit-and-run, and the driver committed suicide about an hour later, so the police never had the opportunity to question him.

(The GPS on my bike said its speed instantly went from about 20 MPH to 38 MPH in less than a second. The speed estimate of the car when it hit me is based upon this fact, and the physics of kinetic energy.)

I spent the next 6.5 weeks in the hospital recovering from massive injuries, literally from head to toe.  I had more broken bones than I can count, including:

  • a burst fracture of my T-4 vertebra (the neurosurgeon who fixed my back used the word Miracle to describe his shock that I am not paralyzed from this injury), and…
  • a complete break of my right femur (the orthopedic surgeon also used the world Miracle to describe his dismay as to how I had survived.  It was his belief that I should have bled out and died from the damage done to the nerves, veins and arteries in that part of my body.)

Doctors rarely use the word Miracle. Yet, in my case, 2 doctors did when they spoke to my wife about the many different injuries I’d suffered.

In fact, without knowing what was coming, and in a very conscious way, I had actually created those Miracles, along with a third one that also manifested in this accident/incident.

Needless to say, this was a huge event in my life. But, it was not the beginning of my Spiritual Awakening or my Spiritual Journey.  Not at all. 

Actually, it was more of a culmination of over 30 years of Spiritual struggle; a struggle which began in the early 1980’s. It gave me the opportunity to test myself; to better define my ideas and ideals; and to employ and see my Spiritual understanding in action. 

The healing from this event continues, even as I write this, almost 3 years after the accident occurred.

Spirituality is For Everyone

It is my hope and desire to share the knowledge and wisdom my many years of intense study and searching have brought me with any and all who have interest in knowing; with all who feel a similar stirring deep within themselves; with all who have come to the realization that there must be more to life than what can be seen on the surface; with all who aspire to be their best selves, and who wish to see this best-self mirrored back to them in the world.

This is how to change your life… To improve it. And, this is how to change the world, one person at a time. Each must choose for themselves, without the duress or stress of being forced to make this choice, to find the True Self within. It must be a choice, not an obligation.

This is the benefit of free will and choice in action. Even though your real purpose for life is to make this choice, there is no obligation to do so.

It is a very personal choice and I recognize that it is one not everyone is ready to make. And, it must be made day-to-day, moment-to-moment. This choosing never ends. This choosing is as much a part of life as breathing, eating, and sleeping.

This is the foundation of Enlightenment and everyone can attain it. Everyone can do this.

It is a very personal choice and I recognize that it is one not everyone is ready to make.  And, it must be made day-to-day, moment-to-moment.  This choosing never ends.  This choosing is as much a part of life as breathing, eating, and sleeping.

Everyone has this capability, capacity, and knowledge within. Everyone can accomplish this most noble goal. Ultimately, this is the purpose of life. Everyone should attain it.

So, please, make your choice. Choose thoughtfully, carefully, and wisely. Whatever you choose, do it well. But always remember, even if you choose otherwise, your True Self will always be there for you. It, and the world, await your arrival.

Please feel free to explore this web site and absorb all its information. 

And, if you feel so moved, please join our community, take one of the courses, or both. I look forward to meeting you there.

Be well. Be conscious. Be you.

Thank you...
Bruce Bernstein