Here is one of the inquiries Adyashanti suggests...
Is it true that what I seek is not already here?
Specifically, he suggests asking this about our meditation. If I seek peace through meditation, is it true that this peace is not already here? If I seek to realize selflessness, is it true that this selflessness cannot be noticed right here?
But it applies more generally as well, to anything we seek.
- Something is alive in immediate experience.
- There is the idea that it can't already be here, so it must be out there - in others, the world, the past or the future.
- And this inquiry, is it true that what I seek is not already here?, helps me see that it is already here.