Enlightenment, New Age & Self Inquiry

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"The new age/self help
industry is often about
building yourself up.

Making yourself
more special
more successful,
more liked,
more confident.

And there is nothing
wrong with this.

But enlightenment
is the opposite.

Enlightenment is about
allowing the facade
to fall apart.

When you allow the idea
of who you think you are
to crumble,
then all that is left
is consciousness.

When all hope is lost, then
you have nowhere else to go
but here.

If there is hope
and confidence that
the sun will come out tomorrow,
you will not surrender
in this moment.

It is only when you
have let go of everything
in this moment
that you realize peace.

In the relinquishment
of your idea of who you are,
what you know
and how things
are supposed to be,

when your self image
has been broken,
then there is stillness;

then automatically
unconditional love, peace
and bliss shine forth
out of every pore of your being
and you discover your true nature.

You radiate peace.

Peace and love that
is so divinely exquisite that
you willingly give away everything
that arises to it.

Not because you get something
out of it,
but out of love,
out of joy.

You cannot experience
such joy if you have built yourself up
into something important.

The higher you build a building,
the harder it will be
to dig underneath it.

That is not to say
you should not be successful.

You can be all of those things.

But the 'you' that claims
responsibility for it,
the one that claims
ownership of it,
the one that thinks
they know themselves:

That is the one
that is hiding
the true nature of this moment
from you.

And that is the one you
need to look into
and see what is really there.

Who is this 'you'
that you claim to know.

And when you find yourself
without an answer,
then you are moving in
the right direction.



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MAI's picture

enlightment,new age &self enquiry

Rings so true.

MAI | Mon, 04/16/2012 - 01:08