I am reminded of the story of the sculptor who was asked how he created such beautiful work. “I just chip off all the extra stone and there it is.” I am paraphrasing from memory, but you get the point.
All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are. The truth is that you already are what you are seeking.”
― Adyashanti ―