Adyashanti: To be truthful is to be able to look inside and enter the place in yourself where there is intimacy and vulnerability

 

To be truthful is to be able to look inside and enter the place in yourself where there is intimacy and vulnerability. I will give you an example: A person said they kept yelling at their spouse and then would attack themselves for yelling at their spouse. I asked them a simple question: What is it that you are really experiencing, and would say if you were not afraid to say what is going on for you? This person said: “What I would really like to say to my beloved is: ‘I feel separate and when I feel separate it hurts and I feel grief and I want to connect.'” That can be the opening of a more honest conversation.

– Adyashanti, from the Way of Liberating Insight course

I must admit I cleaned this quote up. Here is the original from Facebook:

To be truthful is to be able to look inside and enter the place in yourself where there is intimacy and vulnerability. I will give you an example, a person said they kept yelling at their spouse and then would attack themselves for often yelling at their spouse. I asked them a simple question: What is it that you are really experiencing if you were not afraid to say what is going on for you? This person said what I would really like to say to my beloved is: “I feel separate and when I feel separate it hurts and I feel grief and I want to connect.” That can be the opening of a conversation, which is honesty.

– Adyashanti, from the Way of Liberating Insight course

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