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Is it true that what I seek is not already here?

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.

  1. Something is alive in immediate experience.

  2. 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.

  3. And this inquiry, is it true that what I seek is not already here?, helps me see that it is already here.
There is a wonderful simplicity in this.

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