New! Tanya’s Take on Important Quotes & Teachings

Just recently, I felt I am to start sharing how I understand important quotes or teachings that aren’t commonly known or may be hard to understand, but helpful to creating your happiness. Look for [Quote] on the messages.
 
Make no mistake about it – enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.
– Adyashanti – Spiritual Teacher on Oneness
  
I found this teaching riveting. It’s the warning label that should be on my coaching!
 
Everyone talks of enlightenment like it is a happily desired, painless process. But here we see reality. Truth is often only gained at the cost of your comfort. Will you pay that?
When someone begins coaching with me they describe their first conversation as eye opening, life changing and full of uncomfortable truths. I actually call it “dropping pianos of truth.”
 
Thankfully, I love you while I crumble away your untruths, so it’s easier.  That is the beginning of the process to Massive Transformation.
 
Massive Truth -> Massive Action -> Massive Transformation.
Look at the adjectives we use for truth: brutal honesty, painful truth, to put it bluntly, unvarnished truth, harsh reality, cold, hard facts, “don’t pull any punches”.  —-All scary and physically painful.
 
Given: We are hard wired to resist pain. Problem: Therefore, we are conditioned to resent and resist TRUTH and those who TELL IT.  (Wow, those truths hurt too!)
 
Isn’t is curious how much we all say we want others to be honest but generally, we are not good at hearing unpleasant truths? We “shoot the messenger.”
 
(That used to occur LITERALLY, giving kings bad news back in the day could be a death sentence. They literally developed a code of virtuous conduct to protect messengers from foreign kingdoms’ wrath.)
 
Today, ask to be shown a truth that you have been avoiding. It will sting but that will pass. I believe all the blocks to our dreams and happiness are resisted truths. Be brave and ask for a small truth today. I will too.
 
Oh, if you have a giant, piano sized truth that you need help with, Let Me Know.
 
I’ve helped people survive all of these truths: lying, embezzling,  infidelity, self-loathing, rape, mother’s hatred, father’s leaving, abuse, business failure, disease, God blaming, child ruining, depression, soulmate losing, divorce, abandonment, drinking, poverty, married the wrong person and not loving your own children.
 
Your truth doesn’t scare me. I will help you with it when you ask.

P.S. Jack Nicholson in a Few Good Men: “You want the truth? You can’t HANDLE the truth.” Let’s make Jack WRONG.

Tanya Stewart
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