All the definitions about our self are just the mind’s ideas that pop into consciousness. Consciousness is That which is before any of these concepts. Adyashanti explores how we can impersonalize the mind’s narrative by reorienting ourselves to the fundamental nature of consciousness. He also emphasizes becoming unstuck from any spiritual concepts or experiences, so we can knowingly embody the fluidity of Consciousness.
“We are not this endless narrative with its successive ideas of who and what we are. That’s not primary in our experience. What’s primary is Consciousness.”
“When we use the word consciousness, it gives the impression that we are talking about something other than us. It’s not the “me” talking about consciousness, it’s being it. It’s something more like talking from Consciousness than talking about consciousness.”
“Experiencing many dimensions of being allows you to be more fluid and not be stuck in unity, fullness, emptiness, or the eternal.”
“All these identifications we have—being good or not good, spiritual or not spiritual—these are actually made in our minds. These aren’t things that we are born with; these are things we learn.”
Recorded in San Jose, California on March 14, 2020.
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