“As soon as you believe that a label you’ve put on yourself is true, you’ve limited something that is literally limitless, you’ve limited who you are into nothing but a thought.” – Adyashanti
“The truth is that you already are what you are seeking.” ― Adyashanti
“What if there was no such thing as true thought?” – Adyashanti
“Thoughts are just moving through consciousness. They have no power. Nothing has reality until you reach it, grab it, and somehow impregnate it with the power of belief.” – Adyashanti
“All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are.” ― Adyashanti
“Our potential lies beyond the known, beyond the structures of the past, beyond anything that humanity has established.” – Adyashanti
“Really listen inside for the way things are inclined to go. Where does your internal intuitive compass tell you to go?” – Adyashanti
“Stop being who you think you are, and be who you are.” – Adyashanti
“The Truth is the only thing you’ll ever run into that has no agenda.” ― Adyashanti
“The deepest feeling of a compassion that does not seek to alter anything, paradoxically, alters everything.” – Adyashanti
“If you want to escape the confines of your inner world, you have to open to the unknown.” – Adyashanti
“Fall into the space of abiding in the hundreds of small moments during the day.” – Adyashanti
“Meditation is a dress rehearsal for death.” – Adyashanti
“The mind cannot tell you what is real.” – Adyashanti
“What the universe will manifest when you are in alignment with it is a lot more interesting than what you try to manifest.” – Adyashanti
“We realize–often quite suddenly–that our sense of self, which has been formed and constructed out of our ideas, beliefs and images, is not really who we are. It doesn’t define us; it has no center.” ― Adyashanti
“Everybody has their difficulty. Nobody gets out unscathed.” – Adyashanti
“What feels unworthy in you is young and small. Don’t try to correct it. Meet this feeling in its own domain.” – Adyashanti
“Eternity knows no history. Eternity is the eternal presence.” – Adyashanti
“If we would only see that all limitations are self-imposed and chosen out of fear we would leap at once.” – Adyashanti
“Love was never meant to be contained.” – Adyashanti
“Let go of all ideas and images in your mind, they come and go and aren’t even generated by you. So why pay so much attention to your imagination when reality is for the realizing right now?” ― Adyashanti
“So let us understand that reality transcends all of our notions about reality. Reality is neither Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Advaita Vedanta, nor Buddhist. It is neither dualistic nor nondualistic, neither spiritual nor nonspiritual. We should come to know that there is more reality and sacredness in a blade of grass than in all of our thoughts and ideas about reality.” – Adyashanti
“Life seems to operate best when we see that everything is perfectly okay and nothing matters, and simultaneously, see that everything matters.” – Adyashanti
“Don’t think you need to lead a big life. Sometimes a small life is a big life.” – Adyashanti
“True love is a non-personal miracle. It is the nature of reality itself. It is the natural and spontaneous expression of the undivided divine self.” – Adyashanti
“When someone tells you, ‘I Love you,’ and then you feel, ‘Oh, I must be worthy after all,’ that’s an illusion. That’s not true. Or someone says, ‘I hate you,’ and you think, ‘Oh, God, I knew it’ I’m not very worthy,’ that’s not true either. Neither one of these thoughts hold any intrinsic reality. They are an overlay. When someone says, ‘I love you,’ he is telling you about himself, not you. When someone says, ‘I hate you,’ she is telling you about herself, not you. World views are self-views-literally.” – Adyashanti
“Within you, as you, is an infinity of pure potential, now appearing as a body, and all bodies in the universe and beyond.” – Adyashanti
“When you’ve accepted yourself as a human being you’ve accepted the whole universe.” – Adyashanti
“Love is a flame that burns everything other than itself. It is the destruction of all that is false and the fulfillment of all that is true.” ― Adyashanti
“There is a profound paradox: You are not in the world of form, and yet you are.” – Adyashanti
“We human beings can only call on our deepest capacities when we have some connection with the interconnectedness of all of life. Things become possible for us that could not be possible before.” – Adyashanti
“Anything you push away keeps occurring over and over, year after year.” – Adyashanti
“What do you really care about? What pulls you into here and now, this minute?” – Adyashanti
“An ordinary man seeks freedom through enlightenment. An enlightened man expresses freedom through being ordinary.” – Adyashanti
“What’s happening right here and right now? Is it possible to let go of trying to make anything happen?” – Adyashanti
“Silence is good food for the spirit.” – Adyashanti
“The particulars of each life are unique, but the underlying currents are universal.” – Adyashanti
“The truth is you can’t try to let go. Trying is the opposite of letting go. To let go is to relinquish trying. To let go, is much more like to let be.” – Adyashanti
“In the end it’s all very simple. Either we give ourselves to Silence or we don’t.” ― Adyashanti
“Just sit back and enjoy it. What it is. The real you is quite entertained by whatever is happening.” – Adyashanti
“Just for a moment, let yourself just be here. Let yourself stop becoming more, or better, or different.” – Adyashanti
“May all beings realize the nature of the ground upon which they stand, and who it is that stands upon it.” – Adyashanti
“How do I integrate spirituality into my everyday life? Throw out the concepts of “spiritual life” and “everyday life.” There is only life undivided and whole.” – Adyashanti
“When you go inside, you are going into your aloneness. Nobody can go there with you.” – Adyashanti
“In true meditation, we start from the foundation of letting everything be as it is.” – Adyashanti
“You must get all of your attention and awareness into now. Then the recognition starts to flower. IT starts to come alive.” – Adyashanti
“Enlightenment is nothing more than the complete absence of resistance to what is. End of story.” ― Adyashanti
“All existence is sacred. The only thing that that makes something not seem sacred is your idea about it.” – Adyashanti
“Before awakening, there’s theory. After awakening you know.” – Adyashanti
“The silence inside of you is the sound of your knowledge collapsing. Remember, it is you who said I want to be free.” – Adyashanti
“The irony is, the more you try to control life and others, the more out of control you feel.” – Adyashanti
“As I often tell my students, the person you’ll have the hardest time opening to and truly loving without reserve is yourself. Once you can do that, you can love the whole universe unconditionally.” ― Adyashanti
“Everything that’s in suffering wants to be free and is drawn towards the light for its own freedom.” – Adyashanti
“Do you need a story? Does it really explain anything beyond the mind’s need for satisfaction?” – Adyashanti
“There’s a great space in which this moment takes place. There’s a great silence that’s listening to the thoughts.” – Adyashanti
“The mind cannot tell you what is real.” – Adyashanti
“Meditation shows you that the only viable option is to let go.” – Adyashanti
“What is it that’s looking out through your eyes right now?” – Adyashanti
“The ego is not a thing; the ego is a circular pattern of thinking.” – Adyashanti
“All delusions begin in the mind. All delusions are based on various ways we’re talking to ourselves and then believing what we are saying.” ― Adyashanti
“What would it be like to shine the light of truth into every aspect of your life?” – Adyashanti
“There is a deeper world of what is, and an intuitive capacity to sense into the underlying beauty of existence.” – Adyashanti
“When you stop resisting, you see that what seems frightening is actually the absolute beauty of reality.” – Adyashanti
“What would it be like to step out of resistance?” – Adyashanti
“A total acceptance of yourself brings about a total transcendence of yourself.” – Adyashanti
“The answer is not that important. It’s where the question brings you that matters. – Adyashanti
“We’re always held in the divine presence always.” – Adyashanti
“The door to liberation is seeing there isn’t some entity that’s aware — awareness itself is aware.” – Adyashanti
“What would it be like to no longer be bound by emotions.” – Adyashanti
“The substance of everything is the divine. This is not something you believe, it’s something you realize.” – Adyashanti
“We are but imperfect manifestations of an absolute perfection. In an absolute sense, no manifestation can manifest the entirety of the perfection. Yet each being has an infinite capacity to embody what they realize in their humanity. If our awakening is genuine, we realize that what we are is what everything is.” – Adyashanti
“Orient toward the vividness of Awareness. It’s like popping yourself out of a small trance. Get the feel of that vividness, that spontaneous luminosity. When mind gets dreamy in meditation, you’re actually resting in mind. Come back to the vividness of awareness.” – Adyashanti
“Enlightenment is not an altered state of consciousness. -It’s coming out of an altered state of consciousness.” – Adyashanti
“As soon as you believe that a label you’ve put on yourself is true, you’ve limited something that is literally limitless, you’ve limited who you are into nothing but a thought.” – Adyashanti
“True spiritual insight is a blossoming into inner silence. You start to connect with a deeper dimension of being. It’s a different intelligence, a different dimension of love.” – Adyashanti
“We are no doubt at a very critical point in time. Our world hangs in the balance, and a precarious balance it is. Awakening to reality is no longer a possibility; it is an imperative. We have sailed the ship of delusion about as far as she can carry us.” – Adyashanti
“In the heart of a human being, emptiness becomes love. When we touch that source, instantly the love is present. Literally, the divine becomes human and the human becomes divine.” – Adyashanti
“What do you know for certain? How much do you know with absolute unequivocal certainty?” – Adyashanti
“How do we respond to this deep yearning of the human spirit for peace, freedom, happiness, the end of suffering?” – Adyashanti
“When you shift from thinking to direct experience-it makes all the difference in the world.” – Adyashanti
“It’s from the depth of your being that the true answers spring spontaneously forth.” – Adyashanti
“Part of being that spark of spirit for each of us is that we’re also a link or a portal through which that light shines.” – Adyashanti
“When we believe what we think, when we take our thinking to be reality, we will suffer.”― Adyashanti
“Where is peace and well-being right now, in this moment?” – Adyashanti
“You are the son or daughter of God born as his being and his nature.” – Adyashanti
“We are not separate from the world around us. WE are not separate from this existence. With this realization, life stops being such a frightening event.” – Adyashanti
“What is it like to know know-and not try to know?” – Adyashanti
“Meditation is the act of being in constant renewal.” – Adyashanti
“No illusion can withstand unconditional love.” – Adyashanti
“Is there a deeper reality than the one I perceive?” – Adyashanti
“At the very heart and core of our being, there exists and overwhelming yes to existence. This yes is discovered by those who have the courage to open their hearts to the totality of life.” – Adyashanti
“Sit from your heart, not from your head. That’s the secret of a beautiful meditation.” – Adyashanti
“Don’t expect some line in the ground that says ‘Finish’. If you ever think you’ve discovered it all then you just deluded yourself again.” – Adyashanti
“Although they can seem numberless and at times overwhelming, dysfunctional emotional patterns are in the end illusions that we have been taught. And whatever we can learn, we can unlearn.” – Adyashanti
“The path to truth is seeing what is untrue in every moment.” – Adyashanti
“And so we come full circle, like breathing in and breathing out-no separation between our absolute nature and the human life.” – Adyashanti
“What is responsibility’s relationship with freedom?” – Adyashanti
“With all of your sense wide open, just listen. You’re not controlling anything. You can feel that there is a stopping in it. You’ve shifted your attention into a very open state of listening.” – Adyashanti
“This is a time when we who seek to be more conscious, loving, and wise get to see exactly how deep our wisdom and love really are.” – Adyashanti
“The point is for all of us to come back to that primordial state of being, innocence, intelligence, and love. WE can know it by being it, but we can’t know it by thinking about it.” – Adyashanti
“Peace and love underlie all of our emotional responses, even if we’re angry. You wouldn’t feel angry about something if you didn’t care about it. Peace, love, and clarity is our natural condition.” – Adyashanti
“Any moment of transcendence is a mortal blow to the ego. It begins the ego’s demise.” – Adyashanti
“All is always well even when it seems unbelievably unwell.” – Adyashanti
“Just for a moment, take your hands off the steering wheel.” – Adyashanti
“When our identity is no longer housed within that which is manifest-within a thought, or a sight or a feeling or self-image of an idea, this is the beginning of real freedom.” – Adyashanti
“True peace isn’t the absence of a certain kind of experience; peace is there in the middle of it.” – Adyashanti
“A deep and profound curiosity lies at the heart of the spiritual impulse.” – Adyashanti
“We end up putting so much attention onto our image that we remain in a continuous state of protecting or improving our image in order to control how others see us.” ― Adyashanti
“What would it be like to not resist the present moment?” – Adyashanti
“True meditation is sitting open to whatever is happening-pleasant or unpleasant.” – Adyashanti
“Silence and stillness are not dependent on the mind being silent. There’s a deeper silence and stillness in you.” – Adyashanti
“Let yourself be quiet and intuition will incline in one direction or another.” – Adyashanti
“The absolute letting go is letting go of the one who is letting go.” – Adyashanti
“It takes great faith in the unknown to investigate the dark places in our own being.” – Adyashanti
“In any moment, are you experiencing and acting from division, or are you experiencing, and acting from oneness?” – Adyashanti
“There is a presence that is unnamable which thought cannot touch. It is not your possession; it is what you are.” – Adyashanti
“Anything you avoid in life will come back, over and over again, until you’re willing to face it – to look deeply into its true nature.” – Adyashanti
“Thought is an amazing creative force, and double-edged sword. If you’re not careful, it starts to use you rather than you using it.” – Adyashanti
“Live with your deepest question and value that more than the answer.” – Adyashanti
“When the mind ceases all imagination there arises a crystalline truth so real and concrete that all the world seems dreamlike in comparison.” – Adyashanti
“Many sages have said, “Your world is a dream. You’re living in an illusion.” They’re referring to this world of the mind and the way we believe our thoughts about reality. When we see the world through our thoughts, we stop experiencing life as it really is and others as they really are.” – Adyashanti
“Wisdom without love is like having lungs but no air to breathe. Do not seek wisdom in order to acquire knowledge but in order to live and love more fully.” – Adyashanti
“How do I get to now?” – Adyashanti
“When you realize you don’t know who’s living your life, breathing your breath or thinking your thoughts, it’s a shocking moment.” – Adyashanti
“As long as you mistakenly look to the mind for truth, it will continue to haunt you to no end. The best course of action is to look and see for yourself that nothing in the mind is ultimately true, real or existing.” – Adyashanti
“Am I awake to the truth right now-not only in my mind, but in the entirety of my being?” – Adyashanti
“When we start to suffer, it tells us something very valuable. it means that we are not seeing the truth, and we are not relating from the truth. It’s a beautiful pointer. It never fails.” – Adyashanti
“A single thought about it obscures its essence. The perfume of true life is right in your nose. This is nothing you can do to perceive it and yet you must do something. ” -Adyashanti
“Our potential lies beyond the known, beyond the structures of the past, beyond anything that humanity has established.” – Adyashanti
“Our capacity for insight depends on the quality of our listening.” – Adyashanti
“Whenever you have a choice to see things through the eyes of fear, or love, choose love.” – Adyashanti
“Just imagine a world where everyone is plugged into their vitality and acting on it with great sincerity.” – Adyashanti
“You will let go when you let go-usually when nothing else works.” – Adyashanti
“It’s useful and important to have a sense inside yourself of moving through chaos with absolute truthfulness, integrity, and honesty. These are the energies that keep you from losing balance.” – Adyashanti
“We must want the actual truth more than we want the truth that we imagine.” – Adyashanti
“Embrace the full measure of your life at any cost. Bare your heart to the unknown and never look back.” – Adyashanti
“Spirituality involved finding the resource of inner stability-the resource that is beyond the emotional or psychological content of the moment.” – Adyashanti
“Just stop all dreaming. Stop all doing. Stop all excuses. Just stop and be still. Effortlessly be still. Grace will do the rest.” – Adyashanti
“There’s only one thing that’s better than getting what you want: it’s to know that you can be happy whether you get it or not.” – Adyashanti
“Because of an innocent misunderstanding you think that you are a human being in the relative world seeking the experience of oneness, but actually you are the One expressing itself as the experience of being a human being.” ― Adyashanti
“When the will of the whole or the will of God starts to come alive in you, wisdom and love begin to move in very subtle, very ordinary ways.” – Adyashanti
“Reality is unconstrainable. It’s uncontainable. It laughs at all of our mind’s attempts to pull it into a manageable framework.” – Adyashanti
“What you are is never born, never lives and never dies. Birth, life, and death happen within what you are.” – Adyashanti
“The still and quiet voice of truth presents itself without argument.” – Adyashanti
“Life beyond ego becomes something that’s very simple. It matures into a kind of ordinariness because it’s simply the way things are.” – Adyashanti
“What’s continuously present? Let that intuitive regard grow in you and grow in you and grow in you. All of the sudden that intuitive regard lights up through your entire being.” – Adyashanti
Real awakening comes with an inherent sense of integrity. Something innate in us knows if we’re on or off the mark. – Adyashanti
“Can we see without judgement, without blame, without guilt?” – Adyashanti
“You are here to redeem all that is separate.” – Adyashanti
“Allow yourself to feel the spaciousness and openness of awareness.” – Adyashanti
“What is awake right now as you read this?” – Adyashanti
“The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, and struggle to reach the light.” – Adyashanti
“Trust that a thread of love operates in everything and listen deeply for this love.” – Adyashanti
“Beyond the known, as opposed to prior to it, lies a realm of being that pulls suffering out by its very roots and opens the door to a whole new way of experiencing life.” – Adyashanti
“Awareness isn’t something we own; awareness isn’t something we possess. Awareness is actually what we are.” ― Adyashanti
“What would it be to rest deeply in your being, more deeply than you’ve ever rested?” – Adyashanti
“Reality, life, the infinite, God, has a way of leading us in just the perfect way, if we will only just listen to it.” – Adyashanti
“What does it feel like to be outside of thought?” – Adyashanti
“This light that I am is no ordinary light. It does not light up anything or illuminate darkness. It is a pure and formless knowingness.” – Adyashanti
“Can you be totally sincere with yourself?” – Adyashanti
“Beingness, nothingness, and form is just one long continuum, now appearing as body, mind, and the world.” – Adyashanti
“All of your thinking doesn’t add one iota to the reality of anything.” – Adyashanti
“Truth comes to an innocent mind as a blessing and a sacrament. Truth is a holy thing because it liberates thought from itself and illumines the human heart from the inside out.” – Adyashanti
“the natural radiance of spirit is always looking through your eyes.” – Adyashanti
“Inquiry is meant to bring you to the frontier between the known and the unknown.” – Adyashanti
“The natural radiance of spirit is always looking through your eyes.” – Adyashanti
“When you realize what you are now, the issue of death will solve itself.” – Adyashanti
“What’s animating you?” – Adyashanti
“What’s it like when you let yourself experience that state called “not knowing.”? – Adyashanti
“Look at the moment of wanting with wonderment, and it falls in upon itself.” – Adyashanti
“When you let go of the egoic self what you’re getting in exchange is the whole universe.” – Adyashanti
“In this moment, there is always freedom and there is always peace. This moment in which you experience stillness is every moment. Don’t let the mind seduce you into the past or future. Stay in the moment, and dare to consider that you can be free now.” – Adyashanti
“Grace is always available. it is just our availability to it that changes.” – Adyashanti
“Anything you avoid in life will come back, over and over again, until you’re willing to face it—to look deeply into its true nature.” ― Adyashanti
“What would it be like to come from unconditional love right here, right now?” – Adyashanti
“Go to the pure I AM. Not I am this or I am that, but simply I AM. Then throw out the I, so that there is only AM. This is the stateless state, the ultimate principle, the absolute self. Everything, in essence, is this absolute principle called the self.” – Adyashanti
“It takes great faith in the unknown to investigate the dark places in our own being.” – Adyashanti
“When you die before you die, it’s extraordinarily free and liberating. From that point on, there’s no more fear of death or anything at all. You see that birth and death are actually happening every instant.” – Adyashanti
“Is this what you are, or is this an experience that you’re having.” – Adyashanti
“When you’ve discovered the truth in a single drop of rain, you’ve touched upon the same fundamental reality as in an entire ocean.” – Adyashanti
“The true heart of all human beings is the lover of what is.” – Adyashanti
“What’s important is the capacity to listen, to be quiet, to be patient so we can intuit the way that God or life wants to reveal itself to us.” – Adyashanti
“The more honest and authentic we are, the more deeply we go into the mystery of our own being.” – Adyashanti
“Nothing about you has to change.” – Adyashanti
“Everything is simultaneously creating itself right now.” – Adyashanti
“If we do not live and manifest in our lives what we realize in our deepest moments of revelation, then we are living a split life.” ― Adyashanti
“There’s something of you that life can’t break. The most difficult moment in your life cannot destroy it.” – Adyashanti
“What would your life be like if you actually were to love it?” – Adyashanti
“You can’t create inner stillness; you just notice it.” – Adyashanti
“Just sit back and enjoy it. Whatever it is. The real you are quite entertained by whatever is happening.” – Adyashanti
“If you are going to do battle with your illusions, the well-formed question is your best sword.” – Adyashanti
“The true beginning of the healing of mind is to turn the attention to what’s looking at mind.” – Adyashanti
“As long as you are trying to become, trying to get somewhere, trying to attain something, you are quite literally moving away from the Truth itself.” ― Adyashanti
“Enlightenment is just seeing things the way they really are.” – Adyashanti
“Life, the essence, totally transcends any of its forms. And yet, in the absolute transcendence of its forms, life also totally embraces all of its forms? That’s the beauty of transcendence. The embrace is so full and rich.” – Adyashanti
“No matter how far astray or deluded you become, you can never get a single step away from the infinite’s embrace.” – Adyashanti
“When you come upon a true prayer, you come upon something with great power, and you know it.” – Adyashanti
“The most profound experiences of openheartedness happen when our minds are overwhelmed by beauty or intimacy, and there’s an extraordinarily heartful availability.” – Adyashanti
“What’s your sense of being? Not being this or being that, but being itself?” – Adyashanti
“When I’m not thinking about me, what am I?” – Adyashanti
“The more honest and authentic we are, the more deeply we go into the mystery of our own being.” – Adyashanti
“The only way you can engage in any inquiry is first to admit that you don’t know.” – Adyashanti
“Religion’s primary function is to awaken within us the experience of the sublime and to connect us with the mystery of existence.” ― Adyashanti
“Do you love enough to really let go of the objects of your love?” – Adyashanti
“As long as you are trying to become, trying to get somewhere, trying to attain something, you are quite literally moving away from truth itself.” – Adyashanti
“What in your experience is not measurable or describable?” – Adyashanti
“What’s it like when the truth of your being is just here, meeting itself?” – Adyashanti
“The radiance is everywhere. We can’t get away from it.” – Adyashanti
“Can you imagine if you really let it in that you are not a problem to be solved in any way? Imagine you knew that anything that would tell you otherwise is just a movement of thought in the mind that says, ‘Whatever is, isn’t the way it is supposed to be.’ So the biggest act of compassion starts within. And when the self is no longer seen as a problem, this is called, the peace that passes all understanding.” – Adyashanti
“The changeless is what knows the change, the changeless is unconditioned” ― Adyashanti
“Can you go to that place that is beyond blame, beyond judgement, beyond should and shouldn’t.” – Adyashanti
“Even though it’s beyond your body and feelings and emotions, the more you recognize awareness and bring more awareness to awareness, the more you’ll feel it in your body as a sense of presence, peacefulness, calmness, and silence.” – Adyashanti
“The wind, the sun and the water are not elements within the world around us; they are really like our blood and bones.” – Adyashanti
“The energetic investment of your inquiry can create a ripple through your quietude that sparks your quietude into revelation.” – Adyashanti
“The Spiritual journey is over and over and over finding out that we were wrong.” – Adyashanti
“You must choose between your attachments and happiness.” – Adyashanti
“The deep satisfaction you’ve sought through everything you ever desired, you already have, you already are.” – Adyashanti
“When you rest in quietness and your image of yourself fades, and your image of the world fades, and your ideas of others fade, what’s left? A brightness, a radiant emptiness that is simply what you are” ― Adyashanti
“In the end, our intention is more important than anything we do.” – Adyashanti
“There is a simple secret to being happy. Just let go of your demand on this moment.” – Adyashanti
“The great, shining light of divinity is not a light you can see; it’s a light that sees.” – Adyashanti
“The Buddha’s teachings can be boiled down to this: No Self-no problem.” – Adyashanti
“True intelligence does not derive from thought. True intelligence uses thought.” – Adyashanti
“True freedom comes when every speck of the known collapses into the unknown, not just for a moment but continually.” – Adyashanti
“What would it be like to meet this moment with unconditional acceptance?” – Adyashanti
“Begin by acknowledging the presence of awareness. It’s functioning whether you understand it or not.” – Adyashanti
“The door to God is the insecurity of not knowing anything. Bear the grace of that insecurity, and all wisdom will be yours.” ― Adyashanti
“Am I ready to let go of what’s not real?” – Adyashanti
“In an absolute sense, everything happens quite spontaneously. You don’t need to think about it. When you’re in a deep state of realization, the reason life seems to flow for you is because you’re not resisting it.” – Adyashanti
“Enlightenment means there is nothing to hold on to. Not even enlightenment.” – Adyashanti
“What if there was no waiting.” – Adyashanti
“The great, shining light of divinity is not a light you can see; it’s a light that sees.” – Adyashanti
“You are an incredible mystery that you will never figure out. To be this mystery consciously is the greatest joy.” ― Adyashanti
“Allow the great unknown dimensions of life to find you.” – Adyashanti
“Within each of our forms lies the existential mystery of being.” – Adyashanti
“The most intimate question we can ask, and the one that has the most spiritual power is this: What or who am I?” – Adyashanti
“Are you engaging in your experience from fear or from love?” – Adyashanti
“Every moment of your life belongs to the infinite.” – Adyashanti
“Our attempt to control life is the only cause of bondage. – Adyashanti
“How does it feel to be the space in which your thought happens?” – Adyashanti
“Whatever the image of yourself, it’s a mask and it’s hiding emptiness.” ― Adyashanti
“It is one thing to realize the self; it is something else altogether to embody that realization to the extent that there is no gap between inner revelation and its outer expression.” – Adyashanti
“The universe’s desire to awaken to itself is what you feel as your personal desire to awaken.” – Adyashanti
“Every moment of your life belongs to the infinite.” – Adyashanti
“To be intimate is to feel the silence, the space that everything is happening in.” ― Adyashanti
“Absolute completeness surrounds you wherever you go.” – Adyashanti
“It is not the pursuit of greater and greater states of happiness and bliss that leads to enlightenment, but the yearning for reality and the rabid dissatisfaction with living anything less than a fully authentic life.” – Adyashanti
“All life begins and ends in silence.” – Adyashanti
“Only something as insane as human being would ever ask themselves if I’m good. You don’t find oak trees having existential crisis. ‘I feel so rotten about myself. I don’t produce as much acorns as the one next to me.” – Adyashanti
“Again, the only way to know that we’ve seen into the true nature of something is that the story we’re telling ourselves releases.”― Adyashanti
“That which you are is totally in love with seeing itself everywhere.”- Adyashanti
“It is love that leads us beyond all fear and into the solitude of our being.” – Adyashanti
“What if you let go of every bit of control and every urge that you have, right down to the most infinitesimal urge to control anything, anywhere, including anything that may be happening with you at this moment? If you were able to give up control absolutely, totally, and completely, then you would be a spiritually free being.” – Adyashanti
“You can’t go back and change your past; what you can do, however, is to change the way that your mind is creating your experience in the present moment.” – Adyashanti
“The most sublime part of every experience is the awareness happening in the light of being.” – Adyashanti
“If life is asking anything of us, it’s asking us to live life authentically.” – Adyashanti
“There is no outside of you. It’s all an inside game.” – Adyashanti
“In this moment, are you experiencing and acting from division, or are you experiencing and acting from oneness?” – Adyashanti
“Beingness, nothingness, and form is just one long continuum, now appearing as body, mind and world.” – Adyashanti
“To bear witness to the presence of being is to bring light to this world.” – Adyashanti
“Real freedom is the freedom from the demand to feel good all the time.” – Adyashanti
“Listen to the universe inside of you.” – Adyashanti
“The Egoic mind can look through a teaching and it can be very cunning in the way it can twist things to its own advantage, and especially the teachings about freedom.” – Adyashanti
“What is this whole world without your story about it?” – Adyashanti
“True meditation has not direction or goal. It is pure wordless surrender, pure silent prayer.” – Adyashanti
“When you touch into the One within you, you’ve touched into the One within all things. It’s the same infinity.” – Adyashanti
“All barriers are conceptual — made of ideas, beliefs, and opinions. Outside of concepts and beliefs, there is no barrier. Belief is what the mind does to fill up emptiness, to give it something to look at, to play with, to hide behind.” – Adyashanti
“The spiritual heart is what fills the emptiness with radiance and allows us to see this life as it really is, truly no other than God.” – Adyashanti
“Sincerity and trust are not given to you on a platter. They are won through the crucible of experience, and a willingness to throw yourself into your own experience.” – Adyashanti
“Is my life an expression of the deepest thing I know to be true?” – Adyashanti
“Where is the one who is attached to this identity?” – Adyashanti
“Whatever you resist you become. If you resist anger, you are always angry. If you resist sadness, you are always sad. If you resist suffering, you are always suffering. If you resist confusion, you are always confused. We think that we resist certain states because they are there, but actually they are there because we resist them.” – Adyashanti
“Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.” ― Adyashanti
“What would happen if you were to realize there’s nothing to forgive anyone for?” – Adyashanti
“Spirituality is not about becoming extraordinary. It’s about becoming extraordinarily ordinary.” – Adyashanti
“Your greatest tool for awakening is your ability to question—to inquire, without judgment or assumption, into the nature of your own being.” – Adyashanti
“The only thing that matters is the extent to which you are aligned with your true nature.” – Adyashanti
“Awakening is about liberating yourself from the prison that is the world of the mind and daring to be here as all that you are.” – Adyashanti
“The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love.” – Adyashanti
“True meditation has no direction or goal. It is pure wordless surrender, pure silent prayer.” – Adyashanti
“All that you need to awaken is present in this moment.” – Adyashanti
“There is something about you brighter than the sun and more mysterious than the night sky.” – Adyashanti
“Love is the recognition that we are one with everything.” – Adyashanti
“You are the unchangeable Awareness in which all activity takes place.” – Adyashanti
“To awaken to the absolute view is profound and transformative, but to awaken from all fixed points of view is the birth of true nonduality.” – Adyashanti
“The moment your attention turns to the Now, you feel a presence, a stillness, a peace.”- Adyashanti
“Enlightenment means waking up to what you truly are and then being that.” – Adyashanti
“You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You can find yourself by coming into the present.” – Adyashanti
“Everything that comes and goes is not who you are.” – Adyashanti
“The deepest spiritual lessons aren’t learned by letting go, but by letting be.” – Adyashanti

“In your vulnerability, you find strength; in your silence, you find wisdom.” – Adyashanti
“True spirituality is a profound letting go—a surrender so total that it leaves no room for doubt.” – Adyashanti
“Peace doesn’t come from finding a lake with no storms. It comes from having calmness in your heart with whatever you encounter.” – Adyashanti
“The essence of spirituality is the search to know our true selves, to discover the real nature of consciousness.” – Adyashanti
“In the stillness of the mind, I saw myself as I am – unbound.” – Adyashanti
“Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.” – Adyashanti
“The heart of meditation is taking ourselves a little less seriously.” – Adyashanti
“You are not separate from the whole. You are one with the sun, the earth, the air. You don’t have a life. You are life.” – Adyashanti
“In essence, there is and always has been only one spiritual teaching, although it comes in many forms.” – Adyashanti
“At the core of your being, you already are all that you seek.” – Adyashanti
“Silence is not merely a state but an essence that is the background of all states and all things.”
“True freedom is the capacity to be at ease with the uncertainty of life.” – Adyashanti
“Our true nature is like a precious jewel: although it may be temporarily buried in mud, it remains completely brilliant and unaffected.” – Adyashanti
“When you get out of the driver’s seat, you find that life can drive itself, that actually life has always been driving itself.” – Adyashanti
“Enlightenment is not a change into something better or more, but a simple recognition of who we truly already are.” – Adyashanti
“The truth is not a concept. Every true spiritual realization is a remembering. It is not a unique experience. It is a rediscovery of your original nature.” – Adyashanti
“The most loving thing you can do is to be a mirror, reflecting back the other person’s true self.” – Adyashanti
“Awakening to your true nature does not mean that you are immune to the normal fluctuations of human feelings. Rather, it means that you no longer identify yourself with these fluctuations.” – Adyashanti
“In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part.” – Adyashanti
“You are the infinite space in which everything happens.” – Adyashanti
“Realization doesn’t destroy the individual any more than the reflection of the moon breaks a drop of water.” – Adyashanti
“A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet.” – Adyashanti
“The spiritual path is the relinquishment, or unlearning, of fear and the acceptance of love.” – Adyashanti
“In this moment, there is always freedom and there is always peace.” – Adyashanti
“Awakening is the recognition that you and the source of all existence are one and the same.” – Adyashanti
“When we believe in our thoughts, when we tell ourselves a story, we suffer. When we don’t believe our thoughts, we don’t suffer.” – Adyashanti
“Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open.” – Adyashanti
“The only way to come to a deeper understanding and realization of life is to question the assumptions you have.” – Adyashanti
“In spiritual life, there is no room for compromise. Awakening is not negotiable; we cannot bargain with it.” – Adyashanti
“Suffering is a sign that you are out of touch with the truth.” – Adyashanti
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Adyashanti
“The moment you start seeing life as non-serious, a playfulness, all the burden on your heart disappears.” – Adyashanti
“If you want to find something more, stop looking for it.” – Adyashanti
“As long as you are trying to become, trying to get somewhere, trying to attain something, you are living in time, and suffering.” – Adyashanti
“Your own nature is already enlightened. It is the natural mind, the state of perfect simplicity.” – Adyashanti
“True wisdom is not about acquiring knowledge, but about seeing clearly into the nature of reality.” – Adyashanti
“Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends.”- Adyashanti
“In the end, we discover that to love and let go can be the same thing.”- Adyashanti
“Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens.”- Adyashanti