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A Quote by Adyashanti on freedom, insecurity, free, spirituality, striving, spiritual, mind, seeking, and enlightenment

Inherent in the impulse to be free, is insecurity.  The impulse to be free comes from outside of the mind, and because of this, it makes the mind feel very insecure.  Most spiritual seekers move away from this insecurity by seeking and striving for a distant spiritual goal.  That’s how they avoid feeling insecure.

Adyashanti

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A Quote by Adyashanti on enlightenment, awakening, one, and reality

The aim of my teaching is enlightenment--awakening from the dream state of separateness into the reality of the One. In short, my teaching is focused on realizing what you are.

Adyashanti

Source: Emptiness Dancing, Pages: 1

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A Quote by Adyashanti on enlightenment, waking up, and awakening

Enlightenment means waking up to what you truly are and then being that.

Adyashanti

Source: Emptiness Dancing, Pages: 1

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A Quote by Adyashanti on truth, seeking, and enlightenment

The truth is that you already are what you are seeking.

Adyashanti

Source: Emptiness Dancing, Pages: 1

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A Quote by Adyashanti on speaking, dream, awakening, and enlightenment

My speaking is meant to shake you awake, not to tell you how to dream better.

Adyashanti

Source: Emptiness Dancing, Pages: 1

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A Quote by Adyashanti on enlightenment, innocence, humility, awakening, ordinary, spirituality, and spiritual

Do not think that enlightenment is going to make you special, it's not. If you feel special in any way, then enlightenment has not occurred. I meet a lot of people who think they are enlightened and awake simply because they have had a very moving spiritual experience. They wear their enlightenment on their sleeve like a badge of honor. They sit among friends and talk about how awake they are while sipping coffee at a cafe. The funny thing about enlightenment is that when it is authentic, there is no one to claim it. Enlightenment is very ordinary; it is nothing special. Rather than making you more special, it is going to make you less special. It plants you right in the center of a wonderful humility and innocence. Everyone else may or may not call you enlightened, but when you are enlightened the whole notion of enlightenment and someone who is enlightened is a big joke. I use the word enlightenment all the time; not to point you toward it but to point you beyond it. Do not get stuck in enlightenment.

Adyashanti

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A Quote by Adyashanti on enlightenment, freedom, ordinary, and free

An ordinary man seeks freedom through enlightenment. An enlightened man expresses freedom through being ordinary.

Adyashanti

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A Quote by Adyashanti on spiritual, spirituality, violence, control, freedom, enlightenment, mind, and unkown

Spiritual people can be some of the most violent people you will ever meet. Mostly, they are violent to themselves. They violently try to control their minds, their emotions, and their bodies. They become upset with themselves and beat themselves up for not rising up to the conditioned mind's idea of what it believes enlightenment to be. No one ever became free through such violence. Why is it that so few people are truly free? Because they try to conform to ideas, concepts, and beliefs in their heads. They try to concentrate their way to heaven. But freedom is about the natural state, the spontaneous and un-self-conscious expression of beingness. If you want to find it, see that the very idea of "a someone who is in control" is a concept created by the mind. Take one step backward into the unknown.

Adyashanti

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A Quote by Adyashanti on acceptance, self, transcendence, and enlightenment

A total acceptance of yourself brings about a total transcendence of yourself.

Adyashanti

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A Quote by Adyashanti on awakeness, secure, truth, enlightenment, and awakening

You must want to know the truth more than you want to feel secure in order to fully awaken to the fact that you are nothing but Awakeness itself.

Adyashanti

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