The false self [body-mind-identity most call ‘me’] is constantly seeking the ‘next thing’ … the better, more enticing and exciting thing to keep it constantly distracted from its incessant boredom and the inevitable ‘turn within’.
This applies to so-called spiritual seekers as well who continuously look for the perfect wise direction that will show them Truth. They pick and choose from a cornucopia of prophetic sayings and ancient wisdom hoping that around the next corner enlightenment will ‘save’ them from the darkness of the world they call reality. However, not until ALL mind-knowledge is dropped will the Emptiness that ‘is’ Truth return Awareness ‘to’ IT SELF.
Seeking expands the belief that one is NOT ‘now’ Free, placing it always at a distance and out in the future, which is the illusion of time and space that the belief in separation birthed. It is the authentic, empty-handed surrender to ‘What Is’ that allows the Real YOU to peak through the veils of the illusion of a separated identity, and the vigilant focus upon the ONE SELF YOU Are that dissolves the false self revealing the unbroken Peace, Love and Freedom YOU Really Are.
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SELF DISCOVERY books by John McIntosh