The AHA moment that everyone talks about at the beginning of their spiritual journey is when you get a glimpse of your real Self peeking through the mask you have worn all your life. For the first time you realize that their is a real person behind this mask. The more you try and find this person the more they elude you. Many people want to know the ‘truth’ and they seek out this truth for years. In the end only to find out that by quieting the mind and just being, you will find the truth.
Reflections on effort – Courtesy Higher Awareness ( Inner Journey ):
The anxious student asked the Zen master how long to enlightenment. The Zen Master answered a long time, at least 10 years. The student said, “Well I will work twice as hard.” The Zen master said, “Then it will take 20 years.” “No!” said the committed student, “I will work three times as hard.” “Well then,” said the Zen master, “it will take 30 years.”
Do you need to work at being spiritual? No. You already are spiritual. Do you need to work at being human? No. That’s just who you are.
The spiritual path doesn’t require us to get anything. It’s a process of opening to new dimensions of who we already are. It’s a process of awakening to our own truth. It’s a process of allowing ourselves to be authentic.
“It is not by your actions that you will be saved, but by your being.”
— Meister Eckhart
“People ask what must they become to be loving. The answer is ‘nothing.’ It is a process of letting go of what you thought you had become and allowing your true nature to float to the surface naturally.”
— Stephen Levine
Once you find your true Self, you find the peace within. The answers are within you. This is a hard concept to understand until you go through it. Then it is so simple. There is no other way of explaining it. Stop searching outside and just go within. You will find your answers.