The Power of Openness

October 14, 2015 1 MP3 Download 1 hrs. 42 min. $10.00

“When one experiences a deep awakening into expanded spiritual states, there is also an equal and opposite contraction.” ~ Adyashanti

In this advanced talk, Adyashanti points to the true openness that lies beyond the cycles of expansion and contraction. Getting to the root of the matter, he invites you to take a deeper look into your devotion to “what is,” be with the raw experience of the present moment, and encounter the freedom of true openness.

Topics Include:

  • Cycles of Expansion and Contraction
  • The Awakening Experience
  • Tricks of Control
  • Freedom as Threat
  • Insecurity of Truth
  • The Power of "What Is"
  • Ego in Different Cultures
  • Impulse vs. Compulsion
  • Imagined Loss
  • Healing of Unworthiness

Quotes from this Download:

"Deep insight entails an intuitive understanding of body and mind together."

"At some point we have to face the raw, direct experience of our resistance to openness without attempting to solve it."

"True meditation is sitting open to whatever is happening—pleasant or unpleasant."

"Reality is not a static state. It can’t be explained and can’t be limited to the mind’s conception."

"Spirituality is setting you up to be completely defeated."

"An insight is for the moment in which it occurs. That insight may not apply to the next moment."

"Encountering ‘what is’ is the key to freedom. Not transcendence, but getting to the root cause."

"Our attempt to control life is the only cause of bondage."

"See and accept with openheartedness, and then the puzzle is solved."

"We can be clear in our realization of unity but still be an infant in our relationships. Awakening addresses the existential questions but not all other dimensions."

"What feels unworthy in you is young and small. Don’t try to correct it. Meet this feeling in its own domain."

Recorded on October 14, 2015.
© 2015 by Adyashanti. All rights reserved.

Item #: CDR-201

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