Adyashanti: One does not need to seek out one’s demons in an endless pursuit of self-improvement

 

One does not need to seek out one’s demons in an endless pursuit of self-improvement. We simply need to face whatever arises with an honest, open, and inquiring mind and heart.

– Adyashanti, from The Art of Meditation

Life brings up what needs to be healed in us. It brings up what wants to be seen, felt, loved, and recognized as the divine.

Sometimes, it’s perhaps not so much. Other times, it can be a lot.

And if we notice a compulsion to seek out our demons “in an endless pursuit of self-improvement”, it may be good to look at that demon. What’s the demon behind that compulsion?

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