Arjuna Ardagh points out that most spiritual practitioners came of age under the influence of teachers, mostly men, from oriental traditions. And we have been sold on the idea of a final state of arrival where the “ego” will finally disappear forever, and all that is left is a homogenous goo of bliss.
Holding on to the concept of a final state of arrival comes with a price tag, however. First of all, most of the teachers who have filled our heads with these ideas have turned out to be not so perfect and egoless as we had hoped. But more important, fixing our attention on a future state of arrival is the most reliable way to distract ourselves from what is here right now.
Arjuna asks, what would our lives be like if we cancelled our subscription to the idea of any glittering future better than what is already here, of any state of consciousness better than the one we are already in? If we call back our energy from an imagined future, where could it possibly rest? Only here.
For more than two decades, Arjuna Ardagh has been a passionate teacher of abandoning the idea of enlightenment. He has helped tens of thousands of people to wean themselves off the idea of a future state of liberation, and to come into direct collision with the present moment. Arjuna claims that giving up the hope of enlightenment is the single most important step you can take in spiritual maturity.
About Arjuna Ardagh:
Arjuna Ardagh is an awakening coach, writer, teacher and public speaker. He is the author of seven books and many audio and video products, including the 2005 bestseller The Translucent Revolution, and his most recent book Leap Before You Look. He is the Founder of the Living Essence Foundation in Nevada City, CA, a non-profit organization dedicated to the awakening of consciousness within the context of ordinary life.
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