“Most people are in a constant state of struggle with themselves. Tremendously burdened by the past and in constant anticipation of the future, most human beings are rarely able to be fully present for more than very brief moments. The tremendous openness and intimacy that is required to be fully present is beyond most people’s ability to sustain for more than a few moments before they habitually contract back into the familiar condition of separateness and struggle that so characterizes the human condition. […]

In order to be truly free, you must desire to know the truth more than you want to feel good. Because, if feeling good is your goal, then as soon as you feel better you will lose interest in what is true. This does not mean that feeling good or experiencing love and bliss is a bad thing. Given the choice, anyone would choose to feel bliss rather than sorrow. It simply means that if this desire to feel good is stronger than the yearning to see, know, and experience Truth, then this desire will always be distorting the perception of what is Real, while corrupting one’s deepest integrity.

In my experience, everyone will say they want to discover the Truth, right up until they realize that the Truth will rob them of their deepest held ideas, beliefs, hopes, and dreams. The freedom of enlightenment means much more than the experience of love and peace. It means discovering a Truth that will turn your view of self and life upside-down. For one who is truly ready, this will be unimaginably liberating. But for one who is still clinging in any way, this will be extremely challenging indeed. How does one know if they are ready? One is ready when they are willing to be absolutely consumed, when they are willing to be fuel for a fire without end.”
– Fuel For An Endless Fire, Adyashanti

so are you ready to be the fuel for an endless fire yet??


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  1. I am working on it.  This is a lifelong quest, I believe. Realization, becomes overwhelming and I retreat.  It takes a lot of time to become comfortable with walking blindly with your eyes wide open.

  2. Hey there! Thanks so much for the compliments on my site, I truly appreciate it…your site is great too! I noticed you quoted “the invitation” a few posts before this one…it was so funny, I was going to type it and post it on mine just two days ago!! I have it in a frame in my office…it’s so wonderful isn’t it? Well, take care – this post was very insightful, thank you.

  3. thanks for the comments friends !! …
    jennie, sometimes ur statements leave me with mouth wide open 🙂 … i loooved the way u put it “walking blindly with eyes wide open” … wow, thats something v all do so often but dont realise it …!
    cocci (can i call u so?), “the invitation” is so inspiring that i could just read it again and again and again and still feel inspired by it each time, u know? … glad most of us seem to be aware of it and are keen on sharing it … 🙂

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