About Ben Glassonbury:
Born in the Cotswolds England in December 1976, Ben led what was considered a normal life. Being an anxious, sensitive child he navigated his way through a tough period of education, finally leaving home with his parent’s support as he followed his boyhood passion. Setting his sights & with a vision held strong, he focused his energy training to become a chef.
Employed by some of Britain’s finest Hotels & Restaurants Ben single mindedly, infused food with his soul, devoting his life to the industry. As the years rolled past Ben began to notice an increase in unhappiness that he had battled with for the most part of his life. Conscious of this unrest, he dismissed these emotions pushing forward once again with little regard given, completely unaware that the demise of life as he knew it, had begun.
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About Vision Statement:
With a rise in interest fueled by intrigue, we are now seeing more & more people finding stability in life by broadening their consciousness as people leave a failing system in search for every human beings instinctive desire for happiness.
If we are all truly honest with ourselves, aren’t we all questioning life, searching for deeper meaning, seeking to understand daily experiences in a world appearing to hold very little substance. Are we not all carrying an emptiness, living life searching for fulfilment & happiness trying to balance an unrecognisable void we feel deep inside. While some days are more manageable than others, there is a constant reminder that there seems to be no escape from the evident void we feel.
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
True Meditation is a state of profound, deep peace that occurs when the mind is calm & silent, yet completely alert. It is just the beginning of an inner transformation that takes us to a higher level of awareness, enabling us to.
So in reality, meditation is a state of thoughtless awareness. It is not an act of doing – it is a state of awareness. We are either in this state or we are not, regardless of what we are doing in life. Truly, a man or woman can be in meditation while doing his day’s labour, at the same time another man or woman can be very far from meditation while sitting in a lotus posture on the top of a mountain.
The problem, of course, is how to achieve this state of non-effort.
A great deal can be learned during periods of abstinents, the most profound being the sensation of feeling connected to something much greater than one can possibly comprehend during these times. When asked, I find it exceptionally difficult to describe the feelings that emerged through these experiences. A distance memory of striving to achieve sensations of balance, harmony & connectivity was always present during my infancy into a more conscious lifestyle.
Exploring periods of fasting allowed me to gain insight along with an appreciation of genuine hunger. I witnessed my own addictions, cravings along with emotional connections dissolve naturally, these hurdles now crossed & being in touch with my bodies natural rhythms, I can discern my bodies requirements, sustaining optimum health, as simple as it is breathing.
About Non-Duality or Enlightenment:
As written by Rupert Spira there is one fundamental presumption upon which our world culture is founded. This basic presumption states that experience is divided into two essential elements – a subject & an object – joined together by an act of knowing, feeling or perceiving. This gives rise to the familiar formulations of experience such as, “I know such & such,” “I feel sad,” “I perceive the tree.” In this way, experience is believed & felt to consist of a knower & a known, a feeler & a felt, a perceiver & a perceived. In each case, a subject knows, feels or perceives an object.
The subject & object are two inseparable aspects of the same belief – the belief in separation or duality. Mystics tend to explore the subject while scientists & artists tend to explore the object or world. However, being inseparable aspects of the same belief, the investigation of either will suffice for an understanding of the true nature of experience.