Ordinary Freedom (eBook)
Freedom is not some special state, condition, idea, or concept to be believed in. It’s the realization of our true, essential nature, and an ordinary part of our everyday lives—we just need to access it. In this important book, ordained Buddhist monk Jon Bernie helps readers meet this challenge. He emphasizes the importance of allowing what arises as our path unfolds, rather than reacting with resistance. Reading Ordinary Freedom is like having a wise and loving but uncompromising friend on the path to discovering our true nature.
This book is about Freedom. It’s not about a special state or condition called “Freedom,” some idea or concept to be believed in; rather, it is about the recognition and realization of our essential nature.When we arrive in this moment and awaken to the truth of our existence, we discover that Freedom is completely ordinary—ordinary, yet awesome. The recognition and realization of our essential nature is for many a gradual transition. The challenge of our generation is to find out how to support this transformation in the midst of our everyday lives.Adyashanti writes, “This wonderful collection of Jon’s teachings really captures his ability to point us back to our own innate freedom. What makes Jon’s teachings so powerful and relevant, though, is that no part of the human experience is denied. Indeed, there is an open encouragement for all of our human experience to be included and embraced as a means of discovering the infinite ground of being, within which all of our experience unfolds. This in itself is a great gift to any spiritual seeker looking to find out what freedom is really all about.”Reading Ordinary Freedom is like having a wise and loving but uncompromising friend on the path to discovering our true nature.