“Just as an apple tree produces apples, because apples are part of the apple tree, earth produces human beings. No earth, no human beings.” Adyashanti in The Most Important Thing
Imagine the apples of an apple tree destroying the tree on which they hang. No tree, no apples. Sounds ridiculous, right? That’s exactly what humans are doing. Destroy the Earth, and eventually, destroy humanity. We are the Earth, just as apples are the apple tree, and the Earth too. When will we wake up and see clearly that everything is not just connected but One Big Whole.
It doesn’t have to look big. Just do what you can to protect the Earth. You’re really only helping yourself.
“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
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.