Everyone says they want to discover the truth…

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. ~ Adyashanti

h/t The Wondrous Dharma

Update: This post went up a couple of hours ago. I just came across another quote that compliments this one very nicely, so I thought I’d add it.

The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what’s true. — Carl Sagan

More posts  on Beyond Meds that feature Adya:

 A conversation about suicide

●  Generational pain

●  Meditative Self-Inquiry: What is our true nature?

●  Looking at things honestly, sincerely and truthfully may not be an easy thing to do

●  Wake up! On awakening

Books by Adyashanti:

●  The End of Your World: Uncensored Straight Talk on the Nature of Enlightenment

●  Emptiness Dancing

●  True Meditation: Discover the Freedom of Pure Awareness

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