Excerpt About Completeness

The Experience of Completeness Can Happen at Any Moment

So completeness does not come as a result of any action or effort, nor is it the end of a process. The personality, the construct of your mind with which you identify most of the time, is a movement of becoming, always wanting to be something, wanting to get something, wanting to become something, go somewhere, move toward something. It’s an activity; it is not a stillness. If you become completely aware of this movement, then you’re not engaged in it. And when you’re not engaged in it, you are the completeness. Everything we do here is designed to create space for that completeness to happen. Our work is not oriented towards acquiring anything, although for a long time it will appear that you are acquiring, developing, or learning something. But that is only the perspective of the mind, the perspective of the one who is incomplete thinking that it’s getting more and more completed. Ultimately, though, you will see that you’re not acquiring or getting anything from anyone. Becoming and getting are not the point. If you conduct yourself as though they are, you’ll be wrongly oriented; you’ll be moving away from completeness.We don’t come here so that we will get somewhere. We don’t meditate for a result. No, the practice is for the moment; the experience of completeness can happen at any moment. You just let yourself be, rather than being engaged in becoming and desiring. Being complete is not a big deal: you don’t suddenly get what you want, have all your dreams fulfilled, see that all of life is colorful and wonderful. It’s not like that; it’s beyond that. If you’re happy about being in paradise, then you’re taking yourself to be someone who needs paradise—you’re incomplete.

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