Between These Two My Life Turns

“When I look within and see that I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I look without and see that I am everything, that is love. Between these two, my life turns.” Nisargadatta Maharaj

Silently breathe into these words and let them carry you all the way home.

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What ‘Being Still’ Means

“Being still is not an act of physical motionlessness or of quieting the mind. It is about being available to whatever is occurring in every moment.” Adyashanti in The Most Important Thing

SoulBEarth Adyashanti awaken awakening Truth tree pond winter nowhere better stillness silence Take the pressure off to “find time” or “make time” for being still or meditating. Don’t make it another obligation or something you think you “should” do. Being still is about noticing that stillness is always there in every moment. It is the ground of your being – who you truly are. You’re never separate from stillness and there’s nothing to find, nowhere to go, no one else to be.

That’s the central message in my little children’s book called Nowhere Better, which is now out in print. You can find it here. A reminder for us all that our true self is always and already present, whole, and complete.

The Removal Project

“But enlightenment is a demolition project. It simply shows you that everything you ever believed was true isn’t. Everything you take yourself to be, whatever your self-image is – good, bad, or indifferent – you’re not that. Whoever you think others are – good, bad, or indifferent – is not true. Whatever you think about God is wrong. You cannot have a true thought about God, so all of your thoughts about God tell you precisely and exactly what the divine is not. Whatever you think the world is tells you exactly and precisely what the world is not. Whatever you think about enlightenment is also precisely and exactly what it’s not. Do you get the flavor of it? It’s a removal project. What does it remove? Everything.” Adyashanti in Emptiness Dancing

SoulBEarth Adyashanti Truth awaken awakening stillness Christmas tree lightI haven’t been writing much lately because it’s felt like time for more silence. And because, like you, I don’t really know what’s going on. So, I’m just letting the mystery be. If all thoughts are wrong, what is true? Enough words. Only stillness knows.