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100 Pamela Wilson Quotes


I was introduced to Pamela Wilson over 20 years ago and for a long time I followed her satsangs and workshops whenever possible. We continued to remain in contact in varying degrees ever since only recently to have the regularity interrupted by the Covid pandemic. During these years I often made note of many of her sayings or teachings that had special meaning to me.


Those of us that have been fortunate to know Pamela recognize that she embodies a natural humility, selflessness, and light-heartedness in her teachings and her interaction with students. Since Pamela has neither published books, nor recorded most of her talks, I’m hoping that this selection of quotes might provide you with a taste of her unique expression that weicomes and invites you relax into the heart of your natural self.


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The nature of the Self is this same abiding, still intelligence that we call Nature. A deep and true love that animates and cherishes every form equally. It is eternal and wild and knows all is deathless. Looking out of all eyes, it loves itself, eats itself and challenges itself into a full return back to raw wisdom, calm strength, and fierce love. Soaring above, substrating below and rippling through existence, it manifests as form, function, mind, emotion and sensation, beings, weather. Neither divine nor human, nor not divine or human, it is elemental, before existence and human ideas of non-existence. It is not free, nor bound; these are paltry ideas it has never heard of.

Its strength is immeasurable, its intimate view everywhere; seeing all its forms having ultimate and equal value, it lives, holds and breathes Life. So wise is stillness it holds no wisdom, so silent it animates and hears all sound, so unmoving it carries all movement. It inspires and is the artistry of forests, lakes, music, and dance, that celebrate the beauty of life. It has never been born nor died. All forms are its own and, when spent, returned back into the earth or sea with reverence. Eternal, timeless, sensual, constant, surprising and true, it is celebrated by romantic love, mother love, the seasons, all the apparent opposites, and worshipped as divine.

As spaceless space, it births the five elements: fire, water, earth, air and space. A primordial iridescent mystery, luminous and dark, alert and resting, its heartbeat pulses everyone's blood, and gives the breath of life to its creation. All names are its own, so it does not mind if we call it the Self.

~ Pamela Wilson


You have only one job to do. 

Actually two: relax and enjoy. 

It's a tough job but somebody's got to do it.

We are designed to be delightfully imperfect.

Any attempt at perfection is not trusting the Beloved. 

So actually you have three jobs: rest, enjoy and be imperfect.

~ Pamela Wilson


Everything is welcome here.

~ Pamela Wilson


Close your eyes...
and notice your heart.
See if it needs some gentleness from you.  
Comfort it the way you would comfort your best friend. 

~ Pamela Wilson


The jewel is always wrapped in that dark velvet of not knowing.

~ Pamela Wilson


Satsang is the invitation to Rest and let Grace dissolve what is unreal. 

It takes more effort to maintain the persona than to Rest in what Is!

~ Pamela Wilson


In Sanskrit sat means truth and the sangha is the group of lovers of Truth.

So satsang is literally a truth-gathering - an informal get-together of people to sit with the truth of their being and, occasionally, talk about it.

It's also like a sacrificial pit, or a recycling center. Things no longer required, if brought with sincerity - any suffering or confusion, identification or separation or old containers no longer needed - are left behind.

Satsang is a gathering of mountains to discuss their mountain nature.

~ Pamela Wilson


Even in the beginning when someone comes to satsang, there might be a discomfort with the silence. Now that is a clue because there is a recognition in the body and brain that something very immense is happening — and it's a little scary. So the way I explain conditioning is the image of mortar around bricks. Mortar is basically made of sand and something else which hardens and it keeps the building in place. It's the same with conditioning — it's hardened through time and agreement and opposition to it. In an earthquake, if there is a brick building, the earthquake literally vibrates the mortar back to its original substance, which is sand, and then the whole building collapses. This sounds terribly deconstructionalist but that's exactly what happens in satsang! The conditioning, that little shell, which is maintained through surface tension, starts to crack and dissolve and all or a sudden that which was resting prior to it is revealed. So it's definitely good to get yourself to satsang.

~ Pamela Wilson


Problems come to satsang. 

We put them under our chairs. 

They get drunk on grace, and keel over. 

Then people forget them as they leave.

~ Pamela Wilson


We come to satsang wearing this beautiful cloak that's woven through time, and it gets heavier and heavier. 

Leela has woven this cloak, and then Love - the same trickster Goddess - unravels it.

~ Pamela Wilson


Thats what’s nice about satsang: there’s no doing required. 

The innocence just gets uncovered by Grace. 

She peels us like a ripe fruit.

~ Pamela Wilson


What's looking and what's seeing? 

There's not that much there. 

There's just this simple, ordinary presence, and it is so unadorned. 

You can run right by it if you're looking for something fancy. 

It's always been here, it has no age, it doesn't really have any properties or qualities, it's just this intelligence. 

It's so quiet, that's why they call it silence.

~ Pamela Wilson


You are thought's guru.

Why wait for thought to realize the self?

You are the self.

We have the cart before the horse -

waiting for thought and the body

to realize its true nature

so we can rest!

~ Pamela Wilson


Fear and anger are designed to help the body survive . . . 

fear actually wants to know if you're safe.

~ Pamela Wilson


Everything that kindness touches relaxes into its true nature.

~ Pamela Wilson


Be so fragrant with devotion that the beloved comes to you.

~ Pamela Wilson


Be really tender with thought. The pressure we put on it is extraordinary. It's only because thought is also the great mystery of emptiness that it is able to function with all that pressure of disapproval and dislike and aversion...

That is why in all the great spiritual traditions, at their heart is tenderness - just to be kind inside, and then everything rights itself. Fear rests. Confusion rests. Everything that was perturbing the system rests. Because they know that when you are tender inside you no longer need their services, because you have returned to your true nature. 

~ Pamela Wilson


Even the body cannot die. As the 5 elements only the form changes.

~ Pamela Wilson


When life breathes love, what can we do but dance?

~ Pamela Wilson


So you bring this sweater, this vestment that you wear called an individual persona, to satsang, and Grace starts to unravel it. 

And she unravels it in a place you can’t really see.

~ Pamela Wilson


Each one of us is the only sage who ever was, and in the light of your warm regard everything bows back and rests. And then we know ourselves as love."

~ Pamela Wilson


The brain is just like a secretary, in the finest sense of the word. 

It can be organized, 

it can remind you of very practical things that are required. 

And in that you love it for its sense of duty, for its extreme loyalty to this form. . . 

~ Pamela Wilson


Spiritual states come and go, but this ordinary presence has always been here. 

It is totally naked of form.

~ Pamela Wilson

Inner satsang uncontains and roots that which contracted to serve or protect. There is an energetic cost in maintaining conditioning, such an effort to contain and direct the flow of life and vastness! We all have noticed in relaxation everything unwinds and opens, allowing deeper breath, clarity, insights and rest. What may not have been noticed is that there is a transmission that spontaneously starts flowing from the heart and the body, and even from the eyes. Unseen but nevertheless powerful in its permeating presence."

~ Pamela Wilson


That’s what freedom is. 

Just for a second, identification falls away and that which has always been present, 

like a groundhog, comes up to say that a new life is here, spring is here, 

freshness, aliveness, freedom.

~ Pamela Wilson


We’re just traveling salespeople for rapture. 

I’m in the rapture business. 

Rest and rapture.

R and R.

~ Pamela Wilson


The minds only job is to make sure you’re safe.

~ Pamela Wilson


For a moment, take off the persona.

(It’s just an item of clothing, threadbare, stained with years of wear & tear.) 

Much more fun to put on a fresh fragrance. 

Like putting on a raiment of a thousand stars.

~ Pamela Wilson


Awareness gets confused by the bundle of thoughts and feelings. It really thinks it's so-and-so, it's a Pamela and then it really feels the stakes are very high. 

If you think that you're just a body, then the fear of death will be looming every day.

~ Pamela Wilson


Everyone is this naturalness. When we start calling it enlightenment and awakening, thought can use that to compare, right? But if we say this naturalness or this simple presence, thought can't run a comparison study. The whole invitation is to look prior to language, prior to concepts, prior to thought's projection. 

~ Pamela Wilson


Awareness by nature is devotion and innocence and it's so curious. It merges with everything. If awareness smells using the senses, it's just mmm — it literally merges with the fragrance. So that is a delightful quality of it. We suffer when it merges with suffering, when each cell is literally in agony, and yet it is still pure awareness, fully immersed or identified. The sweet thing about awareness is that it thinks it is thought and it thinks that it's a body but really it's just conditioning.

~ Pamela Wilson


Words are like bones thrown out for the mind, 

to keep the mind busy while grace does the work,. 

Like dog biscuits.

~ Pamela Wilson


Could you trust Love more than any idea of needing protection?

Just for a second.

Just like lighting a match.

That fast.

~ Pamela Wilson


There is a reservoir of devotion in the spiritual heart which rests waiting for a silent song, akin to moonlight whose soft touch opens the evening flowers.   

And then it flows unreservedly from heart to heart.

~ Pamela Wilson


How lucky we are to be the mystery's children, that we can know it not as father or mother but that which breathes us, moves rivers within, and beats the drum of our heart.  

This is communion of Self to Self, love and life in devotion to itself, a celebration of what is Real and cannot die.   

~ Pamela Wilson


Love is like Mercury


It rests in the silence of The Heart like the Sun at the core of the galaxy

Be quiet and It seeks you until there is no difference between seeker and sought.

Only the thrill of Oneness remains."

So ask it, "Who are you?"

~ Pamela Wilson


In the old days young men used to go into the forest, or into some very dangerous place to prove their courage. 

This is actually the most dangerous place: the heart. 

That's why we talk about being lion-hearted. 

It requires the courage of a lion to rest there.

~ Pamela Wilson


When failure comes, or nervous comes, it's a blessing. 

This is the humility that is required: to stand naked before God, to say, 

"You're right. I am a failure at doing." 

This is innocence.

~ Pamela Wilson


The body really is like a pet that we have. 

We should walk it and we have to feed it, make it rest. 

If you had a young child or a pet and it was really scared you wouldn't judge it. 

You would just comfort it.

~ Pamela Wilson


Having a body is like being at a beach, 

just letting the waves of peace ebb and flow, and allowing peace to be welcome in the body. 

Peace is welcome here.

Sometimes there's a desire to dive deep into the ocean.  

So, like those pearl divers who wear very little so that they can be unobstructed in their diving, just for a moment could you set aside this form and dive into that presence with your formless essence?

~ Pamela Wilson


So you're in the ocean and this fish called "wondering" swims by. 

So enjoy the fish and just let it go. 

Your business is savoring the moment, not wondering how to catalog that fish. 

So just enjoy the feeling of the ocean, the vastness.

~ Pamela Wilson


Love, like a sleeping beauty, lies in the heart. 

And awareness is the prince that goes inside and kisses the sleeping beauty. 

We take our awareness into the heart to find love, and just one kiss, awareness and love, awakens Truth.

In this love affair it's nice to bring the beloved a little gift - tiny. 

We sacrifice what is held dearest: not a cow, not a camel, not a goal, but just a little bit of individuality we give her as a gift. 

We hand her the castle walls and defenses as our gift - a small trade.

~ Pamela Wilson


Grace prunes us like a rosebush.

Like the phoenix a few feathers get burned in return for immortality. 

A little suffering gets offered to the flame in return for joy. 

It's a good trade. 

You'll never find that deal anywhere.

~ Pamela Wilson


If you are shooting for a continuous feeling of emotional peace, you are going to be disappointed! Emotions are constantly changing and swirling through. See that your awareness or your being stays steady and constant right through them all. Lock your sights on the fact of being, rather than responding to the thoughts and feelings going through. Otherwise you are bobbing like a cork on the sea, tossed by each wave. This is not about getting the thoughts and feelings to line up, or even to be pleasant. They are what they are. And do we control them, anyway? As the recognition of your true nature settles in you will find that all the other issues sort themselves out naturally. Let the recognition return to what is always clear and present within. This does not depend on states or outer situations being a certain way.

~ Pamela Wilson


Just “what is,” yeah. And what is has a life of its own, right? Yeah. So what is - it’s a bit like a river. It has a life of its own. When we put our hand in to tinker with it, that’s when it just starts flaring up and spilling out and - chaos. Yes? So the fun thing is just to watch what is and know that there’s a natural intelligence that’s directing what is. So then we don’t have to put our hand in to fix it or alter it or change it. So in the absence of concern over identification or non-identification; in the absence of concern over fixing the play, there’s just deep rest. It’s kind of like all your hobbies are taken away; the ones that fill the time, yeah? And then you’re just left with wonder, peace, gardening, a few good meals…. 

~ Pamela Wilson


Ramana's great question was, "Who am I?"

Nowadays it's easy to see that we are this formless intelligence inside. Yet so many of us, in our innocence, still think that thought is thought, and that it's an object, and that it's going to be there for eternity, yacking away about nothing, bothering us.

Now, if we are not who we are, how come everything else is who they are? Wouldn't it make more sense to say, "Well, if I'm not my role, maybe nothing else is its role."

And rather than wondering what that role is, just ask it directly, "Who are you?" It's so much faster than trying to figure it out.

You don't ask it, "Who am I?"

One of thought's functions is to project onto you, because you have no form. It has to come up with projection after projection, and just in case you relax out of your role it has to create a diversion, quickly.

So ask it, "Who are you?"

Curiosity is the way wisdom gets revealed inside. It is the forerunner of wisdom. Curiosity arises and, if you sit with it, connected right underneath is the wisdom. They are not two.

Each one of these servants inside, from the most irritating of emotions, can reveal an incredible amount of wisdom when you interview it. First of all they show you their functions, and if you have ever had curiosity about how creation was created, or how bodies function, or what the nature of emotion is, or the nature of thought, or the nature of wisdom, all of it is there. These are amazing biocomputers, and you can ask and they will reveal anything you want to know.

~ Pamela Wilson

Have you ever sat with Eckhart Tolle? Have you seen how magnificent ordinariness looks. Yes, he is just absolutely beautiful and light, and he is completely ordinary. There's only one thing that doesn't irritate people, and it's called no thing. As soon as we move into a role or be an object, half the people are going to like us, and the other half are not going to like us. Because when we're an object or when we're in a role, we're subject to duality. We'll get half the love, and we'll lose half the love. Finally you start to realize that the only refuge is being no one.

~ Pamela Wilson

When we were children we played any role, it didn't matter.

It was "I'll be the husband and you be the wife." 

"She'll be the cowboy and I'll be the horse." 

All these roles we've played and are playing out all over the world. 

What is liquid enough to be all of them?

Consciousness has no boundaries so it is completely merged with whatever shows up in it.

~ Pamela Wilson


There is an unshakable strength in love that is often overlooked. Love has been limited, conceptualized, and perceived as "frail." Yet, love endures and shines through fears and difficulties, showing us the way of compassion and courage.

~ Pamela Wilson


There is a difference in the feminine invitation to rest as one's true nature. It is about being kind inside, including the arising emotions and contractions and the senses rather than meditating them away. It is gorgeous because there is always this balance of the fiercer masculine aspect, and the warm feminine voice of 'this too, this too, this too.' I find that sitting inside myself, just allowing everything to come rest, to invite it all in as an honored guest works really exquisitely for me. I notice more and more, when I sit with my friends, that it is a lovely balance to have the cool inquiry of “to whom does this come” and the warm invitation for anything to arise, to come to rest, to give it clarity and kindness.

~ Pamela Wilson


Every thought,

every feeling, is a visitor.

You just say: Welcome.

Come in and sit with me.

You are thought's guru.

Why wait for thought to realize the self?

You are the self.

We have the cart before the horse -

waiting for thought and the body

to realize its true nature

so we can rest!

~ Pamela Wilson


There is a notion

that we left paradise

a long time ago.

But this

secret garden

was the Heart,

always here,

just waiting

for our return.

~ Pamela Wilson


You know, this friend called mind,

it's in a role.

It was given to us

to create identification out of nothing.

It's such an ancient divine servant.

The Self took the form of thought

to help itself play the game.

So could you bow down to thought

as an ancient retainer?

It's the Self in disguise.

~ Pamela Wilson


The last pressure that falls away

is spiritual pressure.

We get dreadfully serious

about this inquiry stuff.

It's very subtle and tricky,

because it seems so noble.

But instantly

there's relief in the system.

~ Pamela Wilson


First when wine is uncorked

you only have the aroma.

You don't have the wine yet.

~ Pamela Wilson


Love comes

to the dedicated sipper

of silence.

~ Pamela Wilson


Love is a magician.

Everything it touches

turns into itself.

~ Pamela Wilson


Seeking is a great treasure hunt,
and we're the treasure 

~ Pamela Wilson


You are the Sun.

Each one of us is the Sun.

When you just shine on whatever is fearful, it all comes out of its form and knows itself.

That’s the ultimate satisfaction, this meeting of you as love meeting form and function that’s lost its way.

And when those meet, everything rests.

Because everything is made of love, everything is in service to this One.

But everything is tired out.

The me is tired.

The mind is tired.

Everybody is limping home to the heart.

~ Pamela Wilson


Each one of us is the only sage who ever was, and in the light of your warm regard everything bows back and rests. And then we know ourselves as love.

~ Pamela Wilson


In every culture there’s a beautiful unveiling that happens because

Music isn’t music, and

Art isn’t art, and

Food isn’t food, and so on and so on . . .

It’s all just Divine play.

~ Pamela Wilson


But to the seeker who is still asleep, and in their sleep is searching restlessly for an end to the sense of separation, there appears to be a chasm between that state and liberation. Liberation seems like a marvelous prize to be attained, promising blissful feelings, freedom from pain and suffering, an end to all problems, perhaps magical powers and of course the jealous admiration of your friends. This is why the search for liberation can be so desperate and the question “Will I get it?” so powerful.

~ Pamela Wilson


You can't get it wrong, and you don't have to get anything right.

~ Pamela Wilson


You are not what you appear to be, you are divine, you are absolute reality (Brahman).

~ Pamela Wilson


You are Divine. It’s time to start being that; quit pretending your not. 

You are needed as a sage, in your majesty, in your dignity, in all your fierce, clear seeing. Don’t throw it away.

Every day I watch you throw it away. 

You have freedom here to feed yourself and you throw it away. Chatting about nothing. Seeking relief through endless talking about nothing. Is that going to feed your heart, or would gazing at the mountains feed your heart? Would walking silently feed your heart, or would you talk about nothing - more and more.

You are required right now. There is an amazing shift in consciousness and you are needed. Consciousness has been silently inviting you into your bigness.

Throw off all your smallness and all your veils. Look at someone like Adyashanti - it’s clear he’s thrown off all his smallness; and look at Eckhart - you are the same Being. And Ramana, and Buddha and Mohammed and Moses. You continue to pretend and go on with the suffering because of that, and you fail yourself. 

Enough already! Have you had enough of smallness yet? It’s time now. I know you’re gods and you have all the freedom that gods have, but Enough Already. 

Stillness is saying Enough Already. Can you feel it? Let’s all just unveil ourselves. 

The gifts you’ve been given are not to be squandered, but to be shared.

~ Pamela Wilson


I’m not in the don’t-touch-it school. Maybe it’s my Italian heritage. I call it Mediterranean satsang. I say, “Come here, poor little story!” If the story keeps coming back, it means it’s desperate for a little loving attention.

If you are always going, “Oh, it’s just story,” of course it’s going to renew its effort: “No, I’m not!”

If a certain situation continues to arise, just let it sit with you. See it as your devotee. Grant it the compassion to be able to sit with you. Say, “Yes, you are welcome here.” Even story. In the beginning it’s good to get firm with stories, because there are way too many of them. But it’s like Reader’s Digest; you have them condensed down to the top five issues, right?”

When you’re feeling strong, or if you have a friend to sit with, just sit in the silence until you’re soothed, until the body and brain are soothed, and then invite the story to come sit. It will start to activate the body, and then the brain will start to bring in strategies to fix it and try to help. So thank the brain, and then attend to what’s happening in the body. Stories have another function, other than bothering us. They’re designed to dissolve the defenses in the body. They’re like armor. So you sit with the issue, the upset, and see where it’s triggering in the body, and then just allow awareness to move into it and permeate the upset – like awareness has hands, and it’s soothing and loving.

What you’re doing is helping the body let go of the past. One of the ways the body creates release is by recreating something from the past in order to pull it out of the earth of the body. Otherwise it stays deep. This system of release is strange – almost reptilian, it’s so ancient. These bodies are from another time. Even though you get a fresh, new body every time, a lot of the defenses are recreated through thought. That’s why I say bring the story here. There’s no lack of brilliance in the design of either the body or the way it lets go, or even that this world is so harsh. Robert Adams used to call this the remedial planet, because when you really want freedom, this is where you come.

It’s sweet: the body asks for a blessing through its upset, its agitation. It’s invoking the Beloved, awareness-consciousness: “Please, master, come here. Please heal me.” And if it’s really frantic, then it will be sending out distress signals all the time. So it has another function: to awaken the Beloved. It awakens the satguru through its distress.

Ramana used to say, “I would follow a devotee into hell if need be.” So when hell or agitation arises in the body, it’s luring the satguru out of the heart. Everything is an invitation for the Buddha to awaken and bring peace, even to the body. It calls for the laying on of hands, the welcoming and soothing. Even doubt is asking for your love. Doubt is talking to you, saying, “Master, is this true?”

~ Pamela Wilson


So what’s so lovely is there is a homing signal, so to speak, for what’s true, yes. And the more and more this listening within is cultivated, the more you are drawn or respond from what you know is true, from what resonates, really. 

~ Pamela Wilson


The burden of this return back to naturalness is not on us - it’s life’s pleasure; life’s pleasure to play the role and then relax out of it. Know that there’s full support as we return back into our naturalness. We actually can relax. It does help to be curious about our true nature, it does help to go to Satsang, it does help to sit in the park. Know that you will be led uniquely back to this naturalness.

~ Pamela Wilson

Some people say that you can intuit who is a genuine teacher and who isn't. There are some teachers who are passing through London and I think yes, there is something very special and profound. With others I have wondered, what the hell is going on here.
~ Pamela Wilson

Robert (Adams) used to say to just sit with the one that brings you peace. What's so sweet about what's happening now is that very few of the newer ones would call themselves gurus — they are messengers really. Hanuman in San Francisco says at the beginning of satsang, Are there any questions about my master's teachings?' He's not even saying this is my teaching. So it's very sweet the way it's happening now. It's just friends sitting with friends and even that is an embodiment of how this teaching is. There's no separation, no hierarchy, and I'm resting in cluelessness and you're resting in cluelessness and yet the mystery speaks. What happens is that with anything you're interested in, you merge with it — so if you like gardening, after 10 years, you merge with your garden. The same with satsang. There was I g going to satsang and my devotion for satsang kept blooming and I merged with it. But the fun thing from the beloved's point of view is that everyone is a Buddha.

~ Pamela Wilson


I can see that this brain still goes to judgement and there are going to be preferences for which teacher you want to go and sit with. That's natural and that's also grace leading us here and there. Also, in duality there's going to be an infinitely delicious teacher and then there's going to be a really arrogant, ugly teacher. That's duality. You could say it's predetermined but it's all unfolding perfectly.

~ Pamela Wilson


Life is totally taking care of everything. Who I am, who everyone is - is life. We can all relax, and let life do all the work.

~ Pamela Wilson


In the realm of appearances, it can appear that the male embodiments are pointing more toward the Absolute. Again, it is just a play of appearance. So you go to the guy, and they're saying, "Absolute, Absolute, Absolute," and the women are saying, "Tenderness, kindness, just permeate it with love." Being is this fierce clarity that demands only the Absolute, and Being is also this soft invitation to welcome everything and bring it into the heart.

~ Pamela Wilson


Here we are, benevolent rooted space wearing a remarkably sensitive instrument called the body. Most sages report the body mind insists on being included and permeated by presence, so it too, can know and live its naturalness. The body is the five elements, already free with no history, though it has born witness to all. As compassion we will be instantly aware of any suffering and answer its call, as stillness we will be aware of remaining restlessness. To be with what is in the moment, this is our function and is at the heart of all longing. Join with your fellow sages in satsang, sharing what you are noticing is an act of love.

~ Pamela Wilson


it’s the same thing we feel in the wilderness, or sometimes at the beach, or those precious moments of absolute unmoving – it’s OK, “Ah.” So when all the friends gather together with the love of that, it feeds it, because we have this idea that the divine doesn’t need to be fed, but in nature is, nature to me confirms everything I notice, so the divine as nature definitely needs nourishment, so saying, here we bring our devotion and our gratitude to that which is and it comes out at the end unmanifest into more palpable fullness. And then that blesses us, but it’s like a circle of blessing. So that is the main thing that goes on in satsang, and then the other thing is that we’re each honoring the other’s true nature. Now, that’s very rare in a gathering. That’s very, very rare, and when that happens, anything we honor, blooms. It opens and unfurls, and, ah, breathes. 

~ Pamela Wilson


That's why we are so blessed nowadays, because there was Ramana and Poonjaji

and Robert Adams.

We are reaping the fruits of their devotion and austerity and renunciation.

We are the spoiled grandchildren of Ramana Maharshi.

~ Pamela Wilson


May this One Heart that we are, emanate and soothe, and balance the human tribe everywhere. May we soften our bodies, the emotions, the mind, enough, so that it transmits the Love that everything is made of”

~ Pamela Wilson


We tread water instead of diving to the bottom of the ocean.

Until, there is an insistence on behalf of the ocean.

You must come down and see what is real.

~ Pamela Wilson


As stillness returns fully, it reclaims the body. Down to the toes. It reclaims the body from the role-play of human-ness, the conditioned, the past. So, we live as Life. Freshly. With natural curiosity, with the capacity to receive and be nourished. And still curious.

~ Pamela Wilson


This is natural mind.

It doesn’t like being pressured and it likes to check out things for itself.

And it doesn’t want another belief.

Our culture and our tribe think that wisdom liberates the mind.

Wisdom informs the mind.

And the wisdom teachings liberate awareness.

That which liberates the mind is Respect.

Looking into the essence. All the pure service and all the big love.

Respect and gratitude liberate the mind.

The mind could eat another several libraries and all of google search engines and still go… but what about??

One big bow and it starts to open.

~ Pamela Wilson


When we gather together and explore the felt sense of sovereignty within, it strengthens us. Lending deep rootedness to our being and body. The Heart can rest and be guided by resonance and the support of ancient still wisdom. We can stand tall in our being, letting swirling phenomena dance around and within, knowing ourself as the unmoving, constant love everything is seeking. Feeling the rooted relaxation of life down to our toes, even feeling the certainty of the eternal in our body.

~ Pamela Wilson


Every bird flies through us. Everything is happening within this unmoving Heart 

~ Pamela Wilson


We are present at the birth of individuality; also to be present at its demise is exquisite.

~ Pamela Wilson


Fear’s true nature is a healthy natural caution gifted to us by Life to ensure survival. May all beings return to natural balance, heartfelt clear seeing, listening within, and living as this courageous and unshakeable Oneness. Take care of each other and yourselves.

~ Pamela Wilson


The great promise of karma, and even the justice system, and even incarceration and all that sort of stuff, is to awaken people back to kindness and decency, and balance, and health; however, it's a very strange way to go about it, meeting harshness with harshness.

But, it's leftover from when people had to be warriors or extra tough. So, maybe we can honor IT for no reason; there's a fierce aspect in it, and it actually wants the best for humanity in an ancient way, protecting innocents, putting away malevolence to protect innocents.

~ Pamela Wilson


For a moment, take off the persona. It’s just an item of clothing, threadbare, stained with years of wear and tear.

~ Pamela Wilson


Nothing is as it appears to be, and You are not as you appear to be. You only have to look a little deeper and feel a little deeper.

~ Pamela Wilson


Natural Mind is immeasurable and already free, ie. uncontained and unconditioned. This ordinary mind that we listen to everyday, that we follow or not, based on if it is practical and creative is the One Mind, one intelligence that animates and holds everything. So how did this one intelligence contract and make itself small and restless? Consider that it requires an immense strength to condense or contract formless vast intelligence into a small worried object. It's quite impressive! Under pressure, mind can experience limitation, an altered less clear point of view, and experience of separation and isolation, ie. time and space! Ahh, how satisfying for a unified field to temporarily (from its timeless view) experience its opposite.

This is why sages show ordinary mind its immensity, inviting it to look behind perceived limitation and not knowing into the heart of intelligence, the heart of the one mind. There, there is rest and wisdom's own relaxed potentiality. No need to hold any data, it’s all in the I Clarity (not the ICloud).

~ Pamela Wilson


If I think that there is awake/asleep, I’m confused. So if we start, we are all this. You are that which is so unmoving that you are aware of movement. You are silence and thus aware of sound. You are prior to language, so aware of language. Prior to thought, so aware of thought. So we start there, and then we can have some fun. 

~ Pamela Wilson


Because there is only one being. Only one master, only one apparent seeker and all that, so it’s just always having a conversation with itself, like right now 

~ Pamela Wilson


The body is like a tea house, and the proprietor is the Buddha, and the handmaiden is Grace. What they serve in this tea house is peace, to whatever visitor comes, be it the past, or trauma, or pain, or suffering. These visitors are very welcome. They get tea, warm understanding and welcome. And then eventually, all those problems, they bow before the proprietor, consciousness, and fade away, because finally they got a little love. All they ever wanted was just your loving attention and compassion. 

~ Pamela Wilson


In our innocence, we listen to thought’s interpretation of who we are and what is happening in our life. And yet in the background, there is a presence of such intelligence and wisdom that is already carrying the life we call ours. This is our natural Self.

~ Pamela Wilson


In the old days the knights, before they went into battle, used to bring their sword and their armor to church to be blessed. That’s what we do in satsang. We bring our defending to be blessed. We just lay it down, our sword and our armor, just for one moment, trusting God or the Beloved or Love itself more than we trust the armor - just for a moment. Could you just trust Love more than any idea of needing protection? Just for a second. Just like lighting a match. That fast. 

~ Pamela Wilson


What mind? Can you find it? It’s like what they say about the mafia. You know, they call it organized crime. Everybody says, “Well, it’s not that organized.” So we see this grand title to a bundle of thoughts; we call it mind. We make it an object, and then we think it’s a big deal, because there’s a universal agreement that we all have them. 

~ Pamela Wilson


Sometimes they say the little i gets nervous when it’s about to fall into the ocean, because it knows it’s falling into the ocean of love. And it’s sometimes like a little kid at the movies, and when the people start kissing it says, “Yuck, all that love stuff. Gross. Don’t want to go there. Too much love.” 

~ Pamela Wilson


It’s nice to be the servant of love, because the servant is always with the master. The servant usually lives in the master’s house. It’s a big house. Free rent. You can’t get evicted. 

~ Pamela Wilson


Satsang is also a magic show with an invisible magician and a beautiful handmaiden. I don’t know where the rabbit is, but there is a hat, a black hat, and when you look inside it’s fathomless. All creation comes out of that, even rabbits, identities, problems. So since they come out of the hat, if you return them to the fathomless, to the silence, return them back from where they came, then it’s finished. Any problems, suffering, identification, any contractions. So who’s to say who is the magician? This room is filled with magicians. 

~ Pamela Wilson


Just like those western towns that have those fake fronts, and you go round back and there’s nothing there - that’s usually how we relate with people. So no one can see that there’s actually nobody home. We really try so hard, and we try to be funny, or entertaining, or giving, or really bad - we go the opposite way - to cover up this empty feeling. 

~ Pamela Wilson


Eventually mind says, “Oh, I am not the one that is taking care of this body.” It sees that the Beloved takes care of the body, and in that it’s content to just be washing dishes and reminding us to go get gasoline. It gets very simple, content. It becomes like a Post-it note, a little to-do list, but a lot quieter. It becomes a good servant. 

~ Pamela Wilson


You are silence aware of sound.

You are the unmoving aware of movement.

You are the unconditioned aware of conditioning.

You are the unidentified aware of identification.

~ Pamela Wilson


Before spiritual or not spiritual or any of the opposites, is an Elemental, Unshakable, Unmoving, Power and Presence. And it knows the way.           

~ Pamela Wilson


Here's an 18 minute video of Pamela addressing an audience of some 600 participants at the Science & Nonduality Conference.

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