Beyond Duality, Part 2

Beyond Duality, Part 2

In Part 1, we explored how we must let go even of liberation, of Heaven, to reach reality. Now, we might well ask, why the attachment to Heaven if we’ve learned to let go before? It is in the nature of the world itself. Here Adyashanti explores “The Great Heartbreak.

“It only requires a willingness to stop. The more we stop and the more we let go, the more our consciousness naturally opens.”

“The deeper we see into the reality of things, the more our heart opens to include everything, because if we’re really feeling into our deepest reality and truth, the heart isn’t something that would want to escape from what is here and now; rather, our hearts are already embracing everything. We can allow our hearts to be big enough to be broken.”

“My teacher called this world ‘the great heartbreak.’ When we really begin to wake up to our true nature, we become more conscious of the suffering around us. We feel the people and the events of our lives more profoundly, not less profoundly. We become more present here and now. What we see is that, even though our vision may have been expanded, even though we may have woken up not just to reality, but AS reality, still we can’t control anyone. Everything and everyone has their own life to live, and we can’t just wipe away their suffering because our hearts are open. Although we would love to have everyone wake up and be happy, part of the heartbreak is accepting this moment, this world, just as it is.”

“There is nobility and beauty even when human beings are suffering. Our hearts do not want them to suffer; we want to save them, but the heartbreak is that we can’t do that. The quality of our love, the openness of our heart, still does have a profound effect on the world and others in it.”

“But don’t ever think that your presence here – your physical, material, individual presence – doesn’t have a great impact on everyone around you, because it does. You can’t ultimately control what’s around you, but you do have a great impact. This is the gift we have to give to each other: this gift of oneness, of union, of a true open heart that comes out when our mind opens.”

“If you want to see what you truly are, open the window, and everything you see is in fact the expression of your own reality, Can you embrace all of it?”


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  4. Davidya

    As a followup to this post, I wanted to mention:
    The above unfoldment can also be experienced quite differently. If our experience is based in the flow of infinite love, the unfolding experience of the worlds pain can be held within that love. However, as an experience, that will tend to come and go for a time, until we’ve done a good job of cleaning house. So the above may be both an alternate way of it arising and another way someone may experience it, day to day.

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