Awakening is not an Escape.

Via Eric Klein
on Nov 27, 2017
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What brings you to the spiritual path?

Don’t answer too quickly…feel into your motivations. Notice what has called you to the path of awakening.

For many—though perhaps not you—there is the desire to escape. We’re tired of struggle and weary of suffering, so we want to escape.

And, escape is possible—for a moment or two. We can reach a state of deep concentration or suspended animation for a few seconds. We can control conditions and keep the current of life at bay for a few minutes.

However, life is too generous to allow you to isolate yourself. Life—within you and all around you—is committed to your full awakening.

So, the path of awakening does not lead away from life.

Rather, it leads to a more and more intimate, undefended, gratitude-infused communion with life.

Here’s a short dharma-doodle teaching on how to meditate and commune with life:

Author’s note: This video is part of a longer teaching called: “From Fixation to Freedom.” It is one of over 100 teachings that are available to members of the Wisdom Heart Community. Members of this community receive meditations, videos, teachings, and more every month.



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Author: Eric Klein
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Editor: Yoli Ramazzina
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About Eric Klein

Eric Klein is one of the few people on the planet who is both a lineage holder in a 5,000-year-old yoga lineage and a best-selling business book author. You can get his free ebook & guided meditation audio “The 7 Reasons Meditation Doesn’t Work (and how to fix them)” at Eric has worked with over 35,000 people to infuse greater meaning, awareness, and purpose into their work and lives. His book “You are the Leader You’ve Been Waiting For” won a 2008 Nautilus Book Award for being “a world-changing book promoting positive social change and responsible leadership.” With his wife and partner Devi, Eric is also the creator of the Healing Family Karma programs and The Meditation Habit. Eric and Devi have two adult sons, a ball-obsessed pup, and live in Encinitas, California. To learn more about their work (and access free teaching videos on meditation and mantra), go to


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