profound 

http://thelazyyogi.com/post/126778310199/when-moving-today-i-found-this-old-fortune-that-i
  

When moving today, I found this old fortune that I had saved: “The one [who] recognize[s] illusion, does not act as if it is real.” I find this bit of wisdom very profound.

thelazyyogi 

joyful abandon 

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when everything opens up 

“I tell them all the time — my path was the path of failure. Everything I tried failed. It doesn’t mean that the trying didn’t play an important role. The trying did play a role. The effort did play a role. The struggle did play a role. But it played a role because it got me to an end of that role. I danced that dance until it was extinguished. But I failed. I failed at meditating well; I failed at figuring out the truth. Everything I ever used to succeed spiritually failed. But at the moment of failure, that’s when everything opens up…”

Adyashanti 

ego is neither 

“Ego is neither positive nor negative. Those are simply concepts that create more boundaries. Ego is just ego, and the disaster of it all is that you, as a spiritual seeker, have been conditioned to think of the ego as bad, as an enemy, as something to be destroyed. This simply strengthens the ego. In fact, such conclusions arise from the ego itself. Pay no attention to them. Don’t go to war with yourself; simply inquire into who you are.”

Adyashanti