What You Seek Is Where You Are Looking From...

How are we with the truth that there is no one to be enlightened? We can spend a life time or many chasing an idea to find at the end that the one that was chasing gains nothing in the end - the one that wanted falls away into a No one. Practise can take us far out from what we are already far into, how is it to hear that you won't improve yourself, that you aren't flawed, and there's nothing to be fixed? A brighter, shiny new version of you does not exist in enlightenment, no you exists in enlightenment, just the one, which is everyone - even the seemingly most 'unenlightened'. So why chase a prize if there is no one to win? What we are looking for is where we are looking from. So what to do? Throw all the practise in? Not quite. There is a human system that responds well to rest, to stretching, to silence. We can 'practise' yoga to calm and quiet the system as it brings us more into a state of receptivity, a natural quiet, a deep listening; and then practise can fall away - the path is not linear, it is horizontal, at some point we recognise that there are no rungs to climb, and there is no destination beyond here.

Integral Yoga