Awakening from the Illusion of Thought, Time, and Religion

You could say that this, in a nutshell, is my life’s mission.


  • Awakening to the realization that we are living, for the most part, inside an illusion
  • Awakening to the reality that our thoughts, time itself, and even religion are nothing but illusions
  • Awakening to the call of silence, compassion, and kindness and finding the entire universe exists there

As I progress in my spiritual path —that consists of three practices— spending time in silence, embracing simplicity, and engaging in compassionate-kindness, I reclaim my truest state.

These three simple practices represent what I refer to as Practical Buddhism. It is through these practices that we can reverse the mind’s habit of pondering negative thoughts, guilt related to the influence of dogma, and enter into the state of being we were meant to experience.

Practical Buddhism offers us a way to awaken from the illusion of our thoughts, the dogma of religion, and the trappings of both the past and the future.

Awakening is to like in the present moment. Practical Buddhism offers a simple way forward.

By Baz

writer | coach | practical buddhist