“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 is 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, No matter whether it turns out to be wonderful or terrible. It is an impulse that puts no conditions
on what We have to go through.
This Authentic Impulse can be a bit frightening,because when
you Feel it, You know it is real.
When you have let go of all conditions –
When you have let go of how you want your own awakening to be and what you want the Journey to be like – You have let go of your Illusion of control.
Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier.
Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretence. It’s the complete eradication of everything we Imagined to be true.
In my experience, everyone will say they want to discover the Truth, right up until they realize that the Truth will rob them of their deepest held ideas, beliefs, hopes, and dreams.
The freedom of enlightenment means much more than the experience of love and peace. It means discovering a Truth that will turn your view of self and life upside-down.
For one who is truly ready, this will be unimaginably Liberating.
But for one who is still clinging in any way, this will be extremely challenging indeed. How does one know if they are ready ?
One is ready when they are willing to be absolutely Consumed,
When They are Willing to Be fuel for a fire without end.”
- Adyashanti ❤