https://bit.ly/2S51ACW – In this excerpt from the “A Revolution of Being ~ 2020 Online Retreat Introduction,” Adyashanti describes the difference between spirituality that is based in ego and spirituality that arises from the Ground of being. Instead of orienting our spirituality around our personal self, alternatively we can ask, “What does the spiritual instinct want?” By heartfully listening to this deeper spiritual yearning, we are able to orient to the truth of our being.
“Spirituality, in essence, originates as an instinct.” “The spiritual instinct arises from the very ground of being. It arises from the truth of our being—from a dimension of being that’s not just our personal self.” “Often spirituality is oriented almost entirely around our personal self, or our personal self feels the spiritual instinct and quite naturally it thinks, ‘How can I utilize this? What’s in it for me?’” “What we often don’t do is actually deeply listen to the spiritual instinct itself, and start to contemplate what it wants.” “The ‘me’ can create spiritual interest, but it doesn’t create the instinct. And that’s a really, really important clarification to make within yourself.”