' You must stand alone '...

"To be here, all you have to do is let go of who you think you are.
That's all! And then you realize, "I'm here." Here is where thoughts
aren't believed. Every time you come here, you are nothing. Radiantly
nothing. Absolutely and eternally zero. Emptiness that is awake.
Emptiness that is full. Emptiness that is everything."
"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."

"Awakening opens the door to a life beyond the ego—a life lived directly from spirit rather than from the mind. In this new world, the conditioned ego no longer feels to be the appropriate center from which to relate and function. Something far deeper is called for: a total transformation in the way we live and relate. The truth realized seeks to become the truth lived." An Inner Revolution

The enlightenment I speak of is not simply a realization, not simply the discovery of one's true nature. This is just the beginning—the point of entry into an inner revolution. Realization does not guarantee this revolution, it simply makes it possible.

What is this revolution? To begin with, revolution is not static; it is alive, ongoing.. Realization of the ultimate reality is a fact. Revolution is the continuous ongoing birth of intelligence. This intelligence restructures your entire being. This intelligence cuts the mind free of itself, of its old structures which are rooted within human consciousness. If one cannot become free of the old structures of human consciousness, then one is still in a prison, the prison of humanity's consciousness.

This revolution is the awakening of an intelligence which alone has the ability to uproot all of the old structures of one's consciousness. Unless these structures are uprooted, there will be no creative thought or action or response. Unless there is an inner revolution, nothing new and fresh can flower. Only the old will flower in the absence of this revolution. But our potential lies beyond the known, beyond the structures of the past, beyond anything that humanity has established.

One must be willing to stand alone—in the unknown, with no reference to authority or the past or any of one's conditioning. One must stand where no one has stood before in complete nakedness, innocence, and humility.

- Adyashanti

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