INNER DIRECTIONS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the heart of authentic spirituality through a unique selection of articles, stories, poems, sacred texts, plus digital audio and video—all of which point to the direct immediacy of our true nature.

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Jac O'Keeffe - Video Slate Body-Mind is a Puppet - JAC O’KEEFFE WAS RAISED IN rural Ireland. A desire to know about God led her to study theology and music. After graduating in the 1980’s, she felt disillusioned with her studies and was left a non-believer.  Turning her focus to issues of social inequality, she studied adult and community education, and began her career interweaving […]
How Things Exist - Image Everything Comes from the Mind - Everything comes from our own mind. Since everything is merely imputed and all imputation comes from our mind, everything comes from our mind. All appearances happen by labeling; whatever appears to us happens by labeling. Again, all the appearances of life come from our mind. The appearance of a friend comes from our mind. Before […]
Presence Image Relaxing into Sublime Stillness - When we let go of striving and goal seeking as we realize that there is nowhere to go, and nothing to do, we can relax into the cosmic simultaneity of it all. Here a person can just embrace existence, let go and be one with all. Here one sees that there is nobody higher or […]
Lao Tzu Seven Taoist Masters - Winter passed, and it was spring. On the third day of the third month, Wang secretly left home and journeyed twenty miles to the bridge where he had bid farewell to the two immortals. He sat by the bridge and waited patiently; looking around from time to time to make sure he did not miss […]
Moonrise Image What Do You Know? - I know what I know. The knowledge is 24 karat. It is elemental, every atom of it like every other. It is cut with nothing, diluted with nothing. It is seen not through any lens. There is nothing in me that is not knowing. I am not separate from knowing. There is not a knower […]