I was just looking up Jean Klein, and found something about his book I AM, and was trying to recollect a quote I have heard and couldn’t remember how he had put it.
I remember it went something like, that which you are looking for is that which is looking.
Lately I have been listening to some Oprah talks with Eckhart Tolle and Michael Singer, and it reminded me of Jean Klein and made me want to look it it.
Anyways, I found it. I’ve always loved this.
“The root of all desires is the one desire: to come home, to be at peace. There may be a moment in life when our compensatory activities, the accumulation of money, learning and objects, leaves us feeling deeply apathetic. This can motivate us towards the search for our real nature beyond appearances. We may find ourselves asking, ‘Why am I here? What is life? Who am I?’ Sooner or later any intelligent person asks these questions.
“What you are looking for is what you already are, not what you will become. What you already are is the answer and the source of the question. In this lies its power of transformation. It is a present actual fact. Looking to become something is completely conceptual, merely an idea. The seeker will discover that he is what he seeks and that what he seeks is the source of the inquiry.”
This last part is what I was thinking of with ‘that which you are looking for is that which is looking. Such a profound, enlightening insight … maybe the whole answer to it all.
Here is a video interview he did: