"If our orientation is simply to feel better in each
moment, then we’ll continue to delude ourselves, because trying to feel better
in the moment is exactly how we delude
ourselves. We think our delusions are making us feel better. In order to
awaken, we must break out of the paradigm of always seeking to feel better. Of
course, we want to feel better; it’s part of the human
experience. Everybody wants to feel good. We are hardwired to seek more
pleasure and less pain. But there is an even deeper impulse within
us ... the impulse to awaken.
this impulse to awaken that gives us the courage to look at all the ways in
which we deceive ourselves. It is an impulse that calls us to take
responsibility for our own lives.”
Adyashanti. The end of your world. Uncensored straight talk
on the nature of enlightenment. Sounds True, Boulder, Colorado, 2010.
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