You are Awake

“You are pure consciousness, already free, awake, and liberated. Stand up and walk out of your dream!” Adyashanti in You Are the Buddha

img_8236One day recently, my daughter Lydia, who is two, just woke up from her nap. She’s notoriously cranky after waking up (much like her mom) and she was sitting on my lap on the couch rubbing her eyes and whining, “I want to wake up.” So, I said back to her, “You are awake, sweetie.” It was in that moment, the parallel hit me. I have been, for many years, the two year old whining, even kicking and screaming, “I want to wake up, dammit! End all this nonsense and just wake up out of this dream called life!”

“Oh, but who you truly are is already awake, my dear”, the Universal Energy of All replies gently. “Just quietly open your eyes to see…You already are awake. There is nothing to do and no need for struggle. Be silent and awaken.” Ahhhh. Yes. Yes. Yes.

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