“In many ways we’re taught to be in a constant state of friction with, to be in battle with what is. We’re taught that the way to find happiness or peace is to always be trying to change what is, whether its changing your inner experience or trying to change the world around you.
When we operate from this viewpoint, it puts us in a sense of future, where real freedom or real peace can be found in some time other than now. This leads to our deep rooted belief that to find peace and freedom, we need to change our inner or outer environment.
To tell ourselves that it shouldn’t be the way it is, is a type of insanity … which destabilizes us. It’s a kind of insanity to be constantly arguing with what is and thinking it should be different.”
Adyashanti from Falling into Grace
Yet we are told this message and act it out every day. We become more “insane” as we reinforce it with striving to achieve new goals, and wanting things to be different.
Because we want to be happy, right?
But the more we strive in this way, the more destabilized we become.
When we stop to pause in our middle ground, we intuitively know that external accomplishments and acquisitions will never bring us what we truly seek. Happiness and peace already lie within us.
I know that as I read Adyashanti’s words about being insane, there is an inner struggle.
My conditioned thinking mind says how this surely can’t be true, and my intuitive heart embraces it with open arms and a knowing loving smile.