Enlightenment Is Not Worth Striving For
Why the search for enlightenment and self-realization is a false trail.
The idea of enlightenment as a magical event that makes everything perfect is a fairy tale, a misunderstanding of what it really means to be free.
If you have been on a spiritual path for any length of time, this may be a hard pill to swallow. We know. We walked a spiritual path for many years ourselves once and taught it to many others believing that our deep understanding of spirituality had brought us home.
We were wrong.
We have great respect for Ramana Maharshi, the Buddha, and Nisargadatta. In our view, they came very close to the core. In fact, it was their work that brought us to the real core of the problem and its simple solution.
You can see for yourself that the truth of the problem of human dissatisfaction with life is very simple: it is fear. It is the fear of life itself that arises very early on due to the difficulties of human birth, and neither its misery nor its cure has a drop of spirituality in them. Freedom requires nothing more than a direct taste of what it feels like to be you.
The search for enlightenment or self-realization is a search for an escape from life and its difficulties. The longing for awakening is actually a desire to go to sleep, to escape from the reality of your own mortality.
What is possible is to free yourself of that which keeps you searching for an escape from ordinary life into an imaginary state where everything is perfectly safe and unchanging.
The goal of our work is to help you free yourself of the invisible, unconscious environment of false fear upon which your mind has developed over time, and to suggest to you how you can choose what is worthy of your attention and what is not.
That changes everything.
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