What is ‘true nature’, beyond the fancy concepts?
If you are exploring true nature, principles, essence or whatever name you’ve given it, here’s an idea to play with:
The deepest longing of the heart is for home—for peace, freedom and joy. Through exhaustion, boredom or accident—sheer grace—we see that the world will not, cannot, deliver. We naturally turn inward.
There is, in general, a “thing”. A person, relationship, situation, or health issue. A thing that is crucially important to fix, resolve or manage before we’re OK.
Nonduality means “not two” or “one undivided, without a second”. And that refers to all of known reality.
What is the longing of your heart?
What is the heart of your longing?
A metaphor, model, image, or story can be useful for breaking down an old misunderstanding. But every metaphor, model, image or story will need itself to be broken down when the initial clarity or freedom it brought is outweighed by its inherent limitation.
It is brilliant that you saw something differently, that you did something differently, and that your life changed. But if you are now going to share that something as a way to change other lives, go canny.
I was taught, and maybe you were too, that unhelpful thinking can be ignored, if I understood the power of Thought to create my experience.