The Big Questions

What is my life about? Who am I? and What is God? If we are not asking these bigger questions, we tend to sleepwalk through life, skimming the surface, and acting and reacting from entrenched points of view and patterns of behaving.” Adyashanti in The Most Important Thing

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Asking the bigger questions about life is all that matters. You could be an intellectual genius and still have no clue what you truly are or what’s really going on. It’s not about knowledge, it’s about essential wisdom.

The only thing that’s important is waking up, seeing Ultimate Reality clearly, and operating in human form from our true natural loving spirit. That’s it. The rest will take care of itself, because as it just so happens, it already is without any input from you and the way your ego thinks things should be.

Who am I really? Sit with that. Whatever answer the mind comes up with is false. Don’t let words inform you and add to an illusory identity. Let silence show you. It’ll burn all that is not true and reveal that which is the true One Self.

A New Year in Sacred Human Form

“In fact, the more awake we become to our own divinity, the more we feel revitalized by a living presence, by that which reveals that life is sacred. Human life is sacred; all of life is sacred.” Adyashanti in Resurrecting Jesus

SoulBEarth Adyashanti new year awakening Truth awaken snowflake sparkles I’ve always loved the collective energy of a new year. Celebrating what has past, perhaps with relief, and anticipatory hope for the future. It’s magical and transformative. You can very much feel the excited vibrational energy. Of course, not everyone feels this exuberance, and we must be mindful of that as well.

No matter what the hype of the new year brings up for you emotionally, remember from a much wider perspective, the transition to a new year is really just one small blip of infinite absolute reality. Nothing is actually ending or beginning. The calendar we use to keep us all on the same page in the realm of form is like a mesh netting placed on the ocean surface to contain a small portion of its immensity. Or a grid held up to the infinite sky, to capture its beauty and vastness. It’s relatively useful in some ways, but ultimately, pointless.

A fun human celebration nonetheless, the new year can be a great reminder that what we are isn’t just this human body, mind and heart. There is something much bigger and more mysterious going on, to which we have no control over. And we are not just part of it. We are ALL of it. Everything. Infinite and finite. Form and formless. Sacred and nothing. The True Self is the emptiness that contains it ALL. And you are That. Nothing less. Nothing more. Breathe into the stillness that you are, while still engaging in this sacred human existence. It will lead you to the Truth. Happy New Year.

Simply What Matters

“Simply let everything flow into, and out of, stillness. Just that, and nothing more. The rest will happen of its own accord. Keep it simple. Silence is its own transmission.” Adyashanti

img_1220I feel a transformation brewing. A theme developing. A major shift. You know those times when everything seems to be pointing in the same direction. Signs appear out of nowhere. Things are aligning to reorient your life. Yeah, that’s happening.

The universe is telling me: Simplify.

So, I’ve been responding with, “Yes, Yes, Yes.” And every time I think it’s enough, I get the response, “No, more than that. Let go even more. Create even more space. Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, on every level, from all directions and angles, because it’s really all the same. All connected. All one big empty space for creation to take form.”

Simplify to get down to simply what matters: the Truth of Life.

Life is so full already in every ordinary moment. Then, we jam pack it even more with mindless distraction and futile pursuits, never stopping for a single minute to inquire, “What really matters? What am I orienting my being around?” We’re never encouraged to think about these things. And if you don’t stop to think about it, your conditioning will decide for you. Or the next ad telling you you’re not enough, or an enticing piece of entertainment will command your attention for hours, and you’ll spend this whole precious life doing mostly things that mean nothing. Living in an unconscious dream of oscillating pain and pleasure.

To simplify doesn’t always mean choosing what is most convenient. What’s simple isn’t necessarily what’s easiest. I’ll be writing more about how this is manifesting in my life. For now, I pose the question to us all: what can you simplify right now, in order to focus on simply what matters?

Close your eyes. Breathe deep into silence. Let stillness bring forth the answer.