June 17th, 2010

A.H. Almaas: What Is Really Good?

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
— Rumi

“When you know that you are something beyond your body, mind, emotions, sensations, that there is a lot more to you which is deeper than these things, your point of view about life will change.
If all your life you’ve looked for somebody to love you, and then find that your nature is love, what will happen to that search? You spent all of your life trying to get love, and then realize that you are love; you are no longer the bee looking for nectar; you are the flower itself. Suddenly your prospective is totally shifted; now there will be something else to do with your life other than searching for love.
To work on gaining knowledge about ourselves, we use every possible means: emotional methods, energetic methods, psychological methods. We need to sharpen our capacity to learn, our ability to investigate, to see, to understand, and to know. We need to learn how to learn. Then we can go on finding out who we are, what’s really there, what life is about, what is really good, what we are supposed to go after.”

from Diamond Heart, Book Three: Being and the Meaning of Life


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  • Shaun

    Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
    ~ Carl Gustav Jung

    Something for you Frederick:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Z52sxUNgA

  • diastella

    this describes so beautifully where I find myself these days.
    When I awakened this morning I was struck by the difference between an essence of myself in dreamtime which I know so well and this life I am living which I often have absolutely no idea of at the moment of waking.