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“To become a spiritual finder rather than staying a perpetual spiritual seeker, it is necessary for us to clearly see that we “find” not by achieving something but by dropping something, not by acquiring, but by letting go, not by looking outside ourselves but by looking within, not by developing something that we now lack, but by uncovering and re-discovering something that we have never been without.” ~taken from Francis Bennett SAND talk, 2015
Love causes us to lose ourselves and find ourselves at the same time… The path to who we are (and have always been) runs through our heart. This true nature includes that which is transpersonal and transcendent within our deepest, pure consciousness and it also includes that which is uniquely and absolutely personal to us alone.
My highest achievement is to simply become who I already am. There is, deep within our heart of hearts, an instinct for renewal, for a liberation from all that holds us in bondage. We seek to awaken in ourselves a power which really transforms our lives from within. And yet, this transformation is not really a transformation at all. It is a recovery, a discovery, an uncovering, of that which is deepest, most original, most beautiful, and even most personal in ourselves. To be ‘awakened or enlightened’ is not to become somebody entirely different than we are right now, but to become fully ourselves. To discover who we always have been.