Often when we experience turmoil in our lives, we think something outside ourselves will rescue us from our unhappiness. But eventually we run up against a wall because we can no longer delude ourselves into thinking that something external has the ability to save us. In this compelling, straight-to-the-core satsang, Adyashanti shows us how such an inescapable situation can be a powerful point of transition that makes possible a deep kind of listening, a reaching beyond self, where we can discover the core pattern that is the real cause of our suffering.
Topics Include: Whole-Being Listening / The Still, Small Voice of God / Hitting the Spiritual Wall / Repeating the Core Narrative / Reaching Out Beyond Self / The Immovable Gateless Gate / The Real Unknown / A Leap of Understanding / The Loss of the Spiritual Identity / Fully Consenting to Your Humanity
Quotes from this Download: “When we come into a very deep state of listening, we’re relinquishing that part of one’s being that is always trying to assert itself: the commentator.” • “Better identities don’t bring lasting happiness. . . . Even if your identity is really spiritual, it will always have a limitation.” • “Often in the transition time, it’s kind of a rocky road. Your whole system has to reorient itself around something other than self.” • “Letting go of self is simple, but it’s not always easy.” • “If you’re going to look at your life, look simply through the lens of “Is my life an expression of the deepest thing I know to be true?”
Recorded on April 18, 2012.
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