What are you without referring to a single thought or feeling to tell you who you are? Our minds are conditioned to get caught up in repetitive thought patterns, but by allowing a gap to form within our mind—even for just a second—this natural state of clarity becomes known. In this illuminating program, Adyashanti points out how the concepts that are created in your mind shape your life, and by re-evaluating those concepts, you are able to deeply connect with your true being. With sincerity and earnestness, and by using the nature of your experience as a guiding tool, you are able to reveal the genuine truth of your being.
Quotes from this Download:
"The thoughts that you believe create your experience of life."
"The nature of experience informs the whole of one's human life."
"Most human beings don't notice the simple sense of their own being. We get so caught up in the display of our human experience that we can go through our whole life without consciously acknowledging this simple sense of being."
"When your mind stops projecting the idea of you upon the screen of your consciousness—even if it only lasts for a second or two—everything you ever thought about yourself is gone, and yet you are just as vividly present and conscious as you were before you asked the question."
"Meditation is not the ability to sustain some state of consciousness. Meditation is a wordless awareness of your own direct experience. It is a non-conceptualized mode of being."
"When we wake up from the dream of this separate sense of self, we realize it was only created by self-definition. In the absence of self-definition, the sense of self becomes more the sense of being, that is spread out through all of existence."
"There is always this natural state of clarity. We tend to look in our thoughts to get clear, but there's a clarity that's even before that. There's a clarity of sensing—this sense of being—that makes one prone to insight."
Recorded on September 7, 2016.
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