The end point is already at the beginning. That’s what we call the direct path.
You don’t have to get to silence. You simply have to realize it’s there.
You don’t have to get to openness. You simply need to realize it’s already there.
You don’t need to get to freedom. You simply need to recognize that it’s already there.
You don’t need to get to no-self. You just need to recognize that there isn’t one there to begin with.
You don’t have to get to the divine. You simply have to recognize that it’s the only thing that’s going on already.
That’s called the direct path. It’s a direct experiential introduction to the view. The key is that it’s got to be experiential.~ Adyshanti
Our minds think we have to attain, learn, grasp or find the answer to Awakening. Adyshanti reminds us so clearly that it is already here, and each aspect needs to be recognized and experienced rather than being understood by the mind.
There is no attaining. It really is a shedding of our conditioned brain and opening up to what is present within us.
The first step, is to realize that our thoughts will never lead us to what we seek. The thinking mind can be the biggest obstacle to opening to Spirit.