Let Them Be Right. Knowing Nothing Really Is.

“In the lives of most human beings, everything is about avoidance of truth. The truth that we are avoiding is the Truth of emptiness. We don’t want to see that we are nothing. We don’t want to see that everything we believe is wrong. We don’t want to see that what everybody else believes is wrong. We don’t want to see that our viewpoint is wrong and that there is no right viewpoint.” Adyashanti in Emptiness Dancing

SoulBEarth Adyashanti Bryon Katie awaken awakening Truth belief alive As we enter the holiday season with Thanksgiving tomorrow, gathering with family, friends, acquaintances and strangers, so to intermingles our differing beliefs and opinions, programmed since birth. Before tension takes over and emotions heat up, can we take a moment to notice what is true: there is no such thing as an absolutely true thought.

Let them think what they want, knowing that no one is ultimately right or wrong, not even you. Let them be who they think they are, and breathe deeply into the silent Emptiness of what we all truly are.

Thought Is The Garbage Can

“As long as you are trying to become, trying to get somewhere, trying to attain something, you are quite literally moving away from the Truth itself. In order to cease becoming, you must reject the path and the journey. You must reject time, which means the future, which means that tomorrow is never going to come. Enlightenment will never happen tomorrow. Tomorrow is becoming, and becoming is time, and time is thought. Thought is the garbage can. If you look into the garbage can, all you will get is garbage.” Adyashanti in The Impact of Awakening

SoulBEarth Byron Katie Adyashanti Awakening awaken truth future Sorry for the long quote. There was just no good place to cut it off. It all needed to be said. Or does anything really need to be said? Everything we need to know can be revealed only in silence – the great open empty space of who we really are – out of which all words flow, all creation manifests.

These words remind us that there is nothing to become and nowhere to go that will bring us any closer to who we actually are, since all becoming and journeying is part of the dream called “me”. There is no path, no past or future, outside of what the mind makes up. What you are exists only now in this moment, which is every moment. The only time to wake up is now!

Nothing has the Power to Make You Feel Anything

“No person or event has the power to make you happy or unhappy.” Adyashanti in My Secret is Silence

83cd6038-1303-421d-b7dc-85a0df2d576fIt’s a cold, drizzly, foggy day here in Waverly, Nebraska. And it’s just Tuesday. What image in the mind does that bring up for you? What feelings arise with that image?

Whatever the image brings to the surface is only a passing emotion, from an imaginary thought, being projected onto literally, nothing. “It’s just Tuesday” is a completely made up thought about a blip in infinity that we’ve all agreed to call Tuesday. And that thought, or false label, evokes different emotions within each being depending on how they view Tuesdays – dread, joy, indifference – which is determined by their past conditioning, a collection of untrue thoughts.

It’s the same with anything someone else could ever say to you or about who they think you are. Whether someone says, “I love you” or “I hate you”, they are not telling you anything about You, but about their view of life. You have no control over their view, words or actions. It’s not about you. Nothing is.

You may not be able to control thoughts or the feelings that follow, but you can see through them. They are transparent, and futile, with no intrinsic value except what is projected onto them, which is never the truth. This is why nothing is personal, except if you believe it to be so. But even that doesn’t make it Ultimately true. I’m not sure any of this makes sense…but I don’t think it has to.

“While you may not be able to choose the next thought that comes into your mind or the next feeling, you may not choose the next reaction you have, but you can choose how present you are, how aware you are.” Adyashanti