Breaking Free: Finding Freedom Beyond Consensus Reality
We live in a social construct, an agreed upon consensus reality that is full of conceptual interpretations of the world and ourselves. Yet what we don’t often see is the consensus unreality of it. Through an eye-opening talk and dialogues with the audience, Adyashanti shows how it is our thinking that causes our suffering, and how even the spiritual ways we try to escape suffering actually keep us bound. He shines light on how we can finally break free from the egoic boundaries we create and realize the freedom beyond our limited views of reality.
Topics Include: Being Habituated to Conventional Reality / How to Surrender? / Breaking Out of Abstraction / The Real Meaning of Being Present / The Art of Not Struggling / The Catch 22 of Meditation / Dealing with Our Rage
Quotes from this Download: “Being incased in a little bag of skin is not most people’s problems; they are incased in something smaller—their thought of themselves.” • “We are caught in struggle because we are trying to get out of it.” • “If you want to stop psychologically suffering, stop moving against the current of your life, past and present.” • “Meditation is nothing but the art of not struggling.”
Recorded in Oakland, California on September 21, 2013.
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