Henry Templeman, thinker and writer about issues concerning all humankind, does not identify to any belief, faith, ideology, philosophy, or teaching. He identifies to NOTHING. It is from this unfiltered perspective that he describes some of the most important issues concerning people in the world today, including what is love, death, intelligence, freedom, relationship, happiness, meditation, and God. In 2013 Templeman began to explore these issues from an unbiased and undistorted perspective by completely discarding the whole of human knowledge, opinion, and belief. This was the first and last step that brought about an unexpected insight that unified these issues into an undivided whole, and revealed what brings an end to all forms of psychological conflict, hurt, struggle, and sorrow in a manner that does not take time and depends on nothing. Most importantly the insight opened the door to an extraordinary field of existence outside the limitations of time and thought, which is unlimited, timeless, and therefore sacred. It was this "sacred other" that inspired Templeman to write about it in a diary. The entries of his diary are published in sections under "Writings". He continues to keep a diary today.
Speckled shadows covered the forest floor and the dirt trail wound around the lush grove of ancient coastal redwoods. The trail threaded next to a creek, over wood foot bridges, and along the sides of a canyon. Hikers with day packs chatted as they briskly walked up the steep trail to a service road. The sounds of birds happily singing and chirping filled the air. The descent back to the park entrance wound down the hill past several giant redwoods with burn marks and the scars of lightening strikes. Upon stopping to observe and marvel at the great beasts it happened. Unexpectedly the other unfolded. A mind numbing, extraordinary beauty, a vast delicateness, an infinite gentleness enveloped the giant trees, the trail, the creek, and everything in it. It bubbled up and exploded from inside the brain. The brain was silent of all idea and mental image making. It was sensitive, listening, watching. This infinite and gentle other was not an idea. It had no relationship with any mental image. It was imageless, nameless. Every sense of time vanished. Time itself was at a stand still. Mere seconds passed, but what happened seemed like forever. There was a sense of eternity is those few seconds. The other was eternity. It was the same. The trees, the dirt path, the birds, the insects, everything in the forest was intensely alive. The brain felt alive, young, innocent. A flow of tremendous energy surged throughout it. The brain was vacant of the playback of memory and all the mindless activities of mental image making, and within that vacancy and inner emptiness there was the energy, alive, bursting, creating. No words can begin to convey the creating that was taking place, the hugeness of the energy. On the valley floor stood the largest of the coastal redwoods. Two of the largest trees were labeled with names on wood posts. Inside the small museum were stuffed small mammals, birds, and reptiles with the names of each posted on small paper labels. Psychologically you are a name, a label. You are the mental images you have of yourself. These images and labels are what make up the self. They identify the ego, the me. There is no difference between the person who identifies with being a Christian or Muslim, atheist or agnostic, criminal or politician. There is actually no difference at all between the criminal who identifies to a particular gang and the politician who identifies to a particular political group. They each identify to a mental image. The fact is you are what you think you are, which means you are the images you have of yourself, nothing more, nothing less. Do this. Do not recognize, give credence, or identify to any name, label, thought, or mental image you have of yourself. Do that, and no self identification takes place. Do that, and suddenly the door opens to that nameless other. It allows the brain to come upon that which is outside the world of names and mental images, and as a result that which is beyond the boundary of time is made apparent. It makes possible for the brain to come upon that dimension of life that is timeless and therefore eternal.