the search for mystery

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The first thing I do is try to teach people how to use a deep spiritual question- which is meant to get us to the experience of not-knowing almost instantaneously. “What am I?” “I don’t know.” “What’s it like not to know?” One second ago you thought you knew, but now, in a split second, you know that you don’t know. Before you try to know, what’s it like not to know? I’m stretching something out that happens in a split second, which is why people miss it. When they look within they don’t find anything. This isn’t what they expected to find. They expected to find the true self, the enlightened self, the higher self, the better version of me. And they don’t find anything, so the mind instantly concludes, “That can’t be right. I looked in to find what I really am and there’s nothing there.” I find that the first thing you know when you ask the question “What am I really?” is that you don’t know. When you really start to get the hang of it, you understand what inquiry is actually like…….Andriette Earl

what are we searching for? we forget to let go of the searching to find what is right here…..may we linger within the inertia of what is true…..

Each day, you make an infinite array of decisions that cause energy shifts in the world around you. In many cases, these transitions are almost imperceptible, while in others the change that takes place is palpable not only to you but also to those in your sphere of influence. Your awareness of the immediate energetic consequences of your thoughts and actions can guide you as you endeavor to make the most of the autonomy that defines you as an individual. The myriad choices you make from moment to moment, however inconsequential they may seem, represent your personal power, which sanctions you to transform the energetic tide of your existence with nothing more than your will….Madisyn Taylor

gifts of clarity

We must look at ourselves over and over again in order to learn to love, to discover what has kept our hearts closed, and what it means to allow our hearts to open……Jack Kornfield

 

2 thoughts on “the search for mystery

  1. Kornfield hits a home run once again. So many things prevent our loving: fear, selfishness, masks, old wounds, needs, addictions to pleasure, work, etc………on and on.

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