…knock at the door of reality, shake your thought-wings, loosen your shoulders, and open.
Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretence. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.
Not until your thoughts cease all their branching here and there, not until you abandon all thoughts of seeking something, not until your mind is motionless as wood and stone will you be on the right road to the Gate.
As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it. You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter.
It doesn’t matter how you conceive of Divinity. It only matters that you see it in everything, including yourself.
~Eric Micha’el Levinthal
Why struggle to open the door between us when the whole wall is an illusion?
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything no matter how absurd to avoid facing their one Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
…there is no one in this world who is not looking for God. Everyone is trudging along with as much dignity, courage and style as they possibly can.
All descriptions of reality are temporary hypotheses.
It’s the process of letting go of the mind/ego sense, and then truly and freely experiencing your own divine nature without limitation.
Only when the seeker is lost, is the Truth there. Seek and you shall miss. Seek not, and you will find. The very seeking becomes the barrier to Truth, to the ultimate experience.
~Swami Dhyan Giten
The attainment of Enlightenment from the ego’s post of view is extreme death, the death of self, the death of me and mine, the death of the watcher. It is the ego’s ultimate and final disappointment.
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