“When we sit without a demand on this moment, without waiting for the next moment, without waiting to get it– whatever “it”is–when are not waiting to get enlightened or to get love, peace, or a quiet mind, and when we stop demanding anything from ourselves–then the sacred opens up simply because there is no demand being made upon it. True sacred relationship with this moment flowers when we are not asking it to be other than it is. Then the beauty blossoms. But if we ask the smallest thing of this moment, then we start to miss the beauty. Our asking distorts what we are able to see and experience in ourselves.
The mind thinks that to be free, to be liberated or enlightened, means to be wiped clean of all unpleasant experiences, but that’s not the way it is. The Divine wouldn’t dare defile itself by removing something. That would be like cutting of your arm. But to experience these same emotions or experiences as the mystery, as God, and as the mystery of yourself, it to totally transform them.” Adyashanti from his book “Emptiness Dancing”
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“To think that enlightenment only comes through wonderful experiences is to delude yourself. Yes, there are those cases when someone has a spontaneous awakening, and he or she doesn’t have a lot of karmic tendencies to see through. But that is rare. For most of us, the path to enlightenment is not rosy. We need to acknowledge this, because otherwise we’re only going to let ourselves travel toward that which feels good, that which supports our image of what the path of awakening should be. For most people, the path of awakening does have wonderful, profound moments and realizations. But it is also a gritty thing. Its not what most people sign up for when they say they want to be enlightened.
The truth of the matter is that most people who say they want awakening don’t actually want to awaken. They want their version of awakening. What they actually want it to be really happy in their dream state. And that’s okay, if that’s as far as they’ve evolved…..But the real, sincere impulse toward enlightenment is something that goes far beyond the desire to make our dream state better. It is an impulse that is willing to subject itself to whatever is needed in order to wake up. The authentic impulse toward enlightenment is that internal prayer asking for whatever it is that will bring us to a full awakening, regardless of whether it turns out to be wonderful or terrible.” -Adyashanti From his book The End of Your World
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“The Divine itself is life in motion. The divine is using the situations of our lives to accomplish its own awakening, and many times it takes the difficult situations to wake us up. The irony is that most human beings spend their lives avoiding painful situations. We have an unconscious belief that our greatest growth in consciousness and awareness comes thru beautiful moments. We may, indeed, make great leaps in consciousness through beautiful moments, but I’d say that most people make their greatest leaps in consciousness in the difficult times.” -Taken from: The End of the World as You Know It by ADYASHANTI
To qoute Adyashanti:
THERE YOU GO AGAIN
Ever since I stepped out of imagination
and into the heart of things
I have become so much less spiritual.
Heaven, hell and earth
hold no meaning for me anymore.
For I am neither coming
nor staying put.
ALl I do is notice all the various ways
that Light weaves itself into dreams.
When someone asks me who they are
or what God is
I smile inside and whisper to the Light:
There you go again pretending.
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