What causes you to go into a contracted state of being? What if all of the contraction you feel could somehow disappear? Adyashanti explores how self-referencing is a contraction in consciousness that gives rise to the sense of separation and profound suffering. He points to a relaxed state of awareness that is open, vast, and ever-present -- once your false identity is relinquished.
Quotes from this Download:
“The root of all of our holding, pushing, or pulling is self. That self is nothing but a contraction within consciousness. Self and contraction are the same mechanism.”
“If we get down to the root of what separation really is, we see that the experience of separation arises from a contraction of consciousness.”
“When your consciousness goes into contraction, it’s a good indication that something is being taken as true or real that actually isn’t.”
“The separate self has an innate fear of seeing beyond itself.”
“When you realize what you really are, you aren’t losing anything except for the false identity.”
Recorded on May 3, 2017.
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