The Small Print

Did I really sign up for all that ?

I love Adyashanti’s clarity in terms of explaining what enlightenment really is about. The part of losing the center is confusingly awesome and as far as I am concerned, I much rather know what is happening, walking into the unknown. I would love to hear everyone’s experience getting out of the driver’s seat.


Adyashanti: Expressions of the Infinite

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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4 Responses to The Small Print

  1. Brenda Rose says:

    Hi, Michaela, I listened to Adya a bit.
    But to answer your question, in my own experience, it’s not doing anything or not “it takes everything I have got.” For me it’s not doing anything. It’s knowing deep down inside that I know nothing, so to speak. I just know Love. Things flow on this earth. I can’t see why or the whole picture. Everything is interconnected and there is no way I can see all the complexities. But it is a paradox. It can be very simple, as well.
    So the hard part might be to just let go of every thought, feeling, and all those negative emotions we all know. To just be….just be in the light and in the love that is everywhere. But we block it with our thoughts until being able to let go of everything – to let go of wanting to be in control. Do I really think that I know best of what is best for me? HA! I don’t think so! So I guess it takes humility and willingness to go with the flow. I trust “God” or what ever you want to call it.
    Let go.
    Here is a meditation exercise that Venerable Tenzin gave us once. It helped me tremendously to see, feel and be what I’m saying above. But it probably was just what I needed at the time. You may have already tried this exercise.
    First meditate for your spiritual advancement. With that in mind, just take the meditation pose (sit up straight, etc) and watch your breathing for awhile. Let your thoughts go as you watch your breathing. Empty your mind. Recognize the results when finished.
    Then do the same meditation but for everyone – for all in the world. See the results of that meditation.

    • Michaela says:

      Oh, thank you Brenda Rose – perfect.
      Just wanted to clarify – I was quoting Adya when I said “it takes everything I have got”, I liked how he expressed that following an awakening, no stone remains unturned – everything is coming to surface. This can be a little daunting at times.

  2. Brenda Rose says:

    Hi, Michaela, The phrase you quoted doesn’t make sense to me standing by itself. Perhaps it means it takes GIVING UP everything I’ve got. That would make sense to me.

    Ah! I just thought of something else. When doing the exercise of Ven. Tenzin, I saw the ‘center’ which really was another dimension going outward. Going in is really going out, but in another dimension. It’s so darn hard to explain!
    So when we think of ‘center’ we really should be thinking of ALL. It’s one and the same. I have to add:
    God, It’s beautiful!

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