Have you been constantly wanting something more, something else?
This is the normal state of functioning for many humans. However, if you look directly at that movement of wanting, you come to see that it is intrinsically tied to your sense of self, especially when you are attached to specific outcomes in your life. This attachment is suffering.
With this e-book, Scott Kiloby has developed an inquiry that leaves you surrendered in the flow of the present moment, feeling complete and whole in your experience, while still able to move, work, and create in your life fully.
In this book of unique dialogues, you will see how this simple inquiry brings people back to their direct experience, which always reveals that liberation is right here, right now. We simply overlook it.
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- It is freedom from attachment to how things should turn out. It is, essentially, freedom from the sense of self behind the wanting.
- Well, that’s my definition of suffering—resistance. Can you take a moment of rest and let everything be as it is, including the thoughts, “I care” and “I don’t care.”
- Presence is that aspect of your experience that is observing everything—including thoughts and emotions. This observing releases the sense of self behind the thought stream. The wanting I am referring to in this book is the wanting that comes with a corresponding attachment to outcomes, an attachment to things turning out a certain way.
- That is egoic wanting, the attempt to control outcomes or control others.
- An authentic want is one that is not coming from the force of self-will or ego. It’s a want that does not carry the corresponding belief that a certain outcome must happen. It is devoid of control and self-will, which means that the outcome, whatever it is, even if it is contrary to the want itself, is seen to be perfect just as it is.
- Suffering is experiencing life as if there is something wrong or something missing.
- One definition of suffering is demanding this moment to be different than the way it is. When that demand is missing, life just is as it is. And that’s perfect, including the pain.
- Start by taking a moment without your story, without any thoughts or labels being emphasized. Just be present, in an alert and awake manner, but without thinking. Do this often, throughout the day. After a while, it becomes automatic, revealing the unbroken experience of presence as a natural flow.
- Letting everything be as it is means letting every thought, feeling, sensation, person, circumstance, and experience come and go without trying to analyze, control, change, neutralize, or get rid of it.