Many of you may know Adyashanti and I’ve periodically read his work/listened to his audiobooks. I’m currently reading his book, The Way of Liberation: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. It was written in 2012 and I think it’s even more compelling and apt in today’s world.
As Adyashanti has said, (I’m paraphrasing) if you earnestly begin to chase God, God will begin to chase you. I am most certainly chasing the Divine, asking for the Grace of Enlightenment. It is becoming my singular intention in this life and a burning flame inside.
Below is an extended passage that caused a frisson of recognition in my heart. It utterly speaks to me and helps me make sense of the senseless. I hope you take comfort in it too.
The Question of Being
To remain unconscious of being is to be trapped within an eg0-driven wasteland of conflict, strife, and fear that only seems customary because we have been brainwashed into a state of suspended disbelieve where a shocking amount of hate, dishonesty, ignorance, and greed are viewed as normal and sane. But they are not sane, not even close to being sane In fact, nothing could be less sane and unreal than what we human beings call reality.
By clinging to what we know and believe, we are held captive by the movement of our conditioned thinking and imagination, all the while believing that we are perfectly rational and sane.
Deep down we all suspect that something is very wrong with the way we perceive life but we try very , vary hard not to notice it. And the way we remain blind to our frightful condition is through an obsessive and pathological denial of being– as if some dread fate would overcome us if we were to face the pure light of Truth and lay bare our fearful cling to illusion.
..a Truth that beings to disclose itself in those quiet moments when the ordinary routine of life suddenly becomes transparent to the sublime sense of meaning and significance unknown in common hours.
The question of being is everything. Nothing could be more important or consequential- nothing where the stakes run so high. To remain unconscious of being is to remain asleep to our reality and therefore asleep to Reality at large. The choice is simple: awaken to being or sleep an endless sleep.