Effort is non-awareness

by Michael Colantoni

Does not effort mean a struggle to change what is into what it is not, or what it should be, or what it should become? We are constantly escaping from what is to transform or modify it. Only when there is no awareness of exactly what is, then effort to transform takes place. So effort is non-awareness. Awareness reveals the significance of what is, and the complete acceptance of the significance brings freedom. So awareness is non-effort; awareness is the perception of what is without distortion. Distortion exists whenever there is effort.

– Krishnamurti, The Collected Works, Vol. IV,117,Choiceless Awareness