Will & Wants

The spiritual path is inherently about letting go of desires and wants of any kind That which I think will make me happy – but even more so of that which prevents me from being fulfilled right now.

Adyashanti: The Falling Away of Personal Will

Eckhart Tolle:  Is There Such a Thing as Free Will ?


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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5 Responses to Will & Wants

  1. Michael says:

    Both Eckhart and Adyashanti point to unconditional Acceptance of what Is. Also both understand the only barrier to this is the individual ego. Ego identification is primarily about feeling and being separate. However I do understand it is possible that even though feeling and being separate, a Wholeness can be experienced. When it is said nothing is impossible that is literally true.

    Where many teachers seem to have a problem with is the notion that there are no limitations to the Infinite. Anything that is thought/ego related is nothing more than a pixel on a very large screen. Yet the egoic sense of self takes great pride in knowing what it thinks it does. One pixel out of Infinite pixels is its reality.

    What has really helped me in my process is moving into Neutrality and the idea that no-thing in itself matters. The world of course seems to increasingly point to difficulties. These seeming challenges or difficulties are simply egoic experiences and creations of the egoic self.

    It was mentioned that when we move into allowing a more non egoic state what we think of as individual free will diminishes. Initially this can be quite scary since this we feel is who we are. It is suggested that the more we Awaken the more our egoic self panics. Creating all kinds of reasons to reject the movement back into Wholeness

    This is understandable since the job of the egoic self is to experience separation, the relative.

    Right Now in the world many are beginning to panic. Nothing seems to make sense or offer stability. Our primarily ego based use of free will appears to be providing chaos. That there is no such thing as chaos generally is not known.

    So the idea of free will is just another example of the egoic self experiencing what it does. That’s more than OK as it is Perfect, being part of the Whole of what Is.

    Peace with Love,


  2. Michaela says:

    I appreciate your comment Michael.
    Yes, it will be very necessary to keep one’s head – and one’s presence as the chaos grows.
    But like yourself I can also see a beautiful, awe-inspiring force at work…

  3. Michael says:

    Michaela the only chaos is the one we allow and create. Understanding there is a Perfect symmetry between all that is seen and unseen takes a bit of getting used to.

    Have you not had times where you had no question about this? Where the Flow of what Is was so apparent?

    Being in that space, if I have any goal, is that……LOL

    Peace with Love,


  4. Pete says:

    This was a beautiful and challenging talk.

    The living of ‘Thy will be done” on the inside which may or will be very different to my plans and goals and the surrender into that is where our true reason for being will be and out of that will come true purpose, true doing.

    ‘Do all things but remain at the foot of the Buddha’ came to mind but then it’s not just knowing it’s being it. Death to the old self the christians would say.
    A recent talk of Adyashanti gave he said something t the effect of look what enlightenment asked of Jesus.

    Another thing the talk emphasized to me was rest the mind and become the change ‘asked’ of me. Wanting to know and be the truth and being willing to risk everything to have it.

    ‘Knowing without being is not knowing’

    If I was to connect this talk to the mind, heart, gut talk this one minimized the mind for the heart and gut to respond to the Whole awakening.
    Awakening to AWAKENING not MY awakening

    The ‘confused’ woman at the end telling Adyashant “….. I know more than you …..” made me laugh.

    Thanks Michaela

  5. Dreamfable says:

    “Nothing seems to make sense or offer stability.”
    Looks like a normal life to me. 🙂

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