Clinging to Self Holds Us Back

Our problem is that we are always trying to become someone/something else. In Buddhist terms, we have a zeal for becoming. We won’t stop and realize that we are already enlightened.

Paradoxically, if we feel we are not making our way down the Buddhist path as quickly as we would like, that is likely because we are clinging to our sense of ourselves as selves. Awakening includes the realization that we were never separate selves to begin with. This is a fundamental misrecognition on our part, that we need to recognize as such and let go of. When you awaken fully, you see this…