298. Enza Vita

Enza VitaEnza Vita is the publisher of InnerSelf Newspaper, Woman Spirit Magazine, and Baraka Books and is the founder and director of the MahaShanti Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting others to recognize their true nature as that which is always already free.

“While it’s true that we are always the Self”, says Enza Vita, “if this hasn’t been truly and directly realized, this knowledge won’t do us any good. Just knowing that there is no gate to pass through doesn’t mean that we are at the end of the search, not if we are still standing outside that gateless gate. Realization is not about you, the wave, realizing it is an ocean. The ocean realizes itself in you and reveals itself to have never been just a wave.”

Enza Vita has spent 40 years of her life, searching and studying some of the great spiritual traditions of our age from Nada Yoga, Sufism, and Zen to Advaita, Buddhism, and Dzogchen. As a result, she was able to discover the universal teaching underlining all of them and to distill and present a modern practical authentic spirituality that reaches beyond all religions, yet allows for them all to remain, as they are. “The truth I talk about is not limited to any tradition” – says Enza Vita, “but is found in, and open to, all true traditions”.

Culminating in a profound spiritual realization in 2007, all her life’s work came into a clear, sharp focus, as she began to write and answer questions for those who came to her … which eventually became her book “Always Already Free: Discovering the natural wakefulness that we were born with”.

Based on Enza’s own experience, Always already free, demystifies ancient spiritual teachings and practices from east and west and reveals that spiritual enlightenment is not a faraway dream, but the ever-present reality always available here and now. The first three chapters of Always Already Free are available for free download from www.enzavita.com.

Interview recorded 6/27/2015

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.