Adyashanti: I got nothing I wanted out of awakening

The mind may get concerned about being disarmed and letting go of all its concepts and scripts. It might say, ‘I may not get what I want.’ And I say, you’re damned lucky if you don’t get what you want! I got nothing I wanted out of awakening. I thought it would solve lots of things. I had lots of ideas about what it was going to give me. Forget it! Not that you don’t get what you want, but you don’t care if you get what you want. I can’t think of one thing I got that I thought I would get. The only thing that did happen was that I no longer cared. What a hideous dream it was – thinking those things were needed for me to be happy.

– Adyashanti in Emptiness Dancing

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