Evening with E.Tolle
I went to see Eckhart Tolle again.
It was quite a humorous night, much more than you could expect, although depending on the person, in my row anyone but me barely laughed. 🙂
He told the same truths, and some new funny examples. I quote him below, with no comments; these are pretty self-explanatory or maybe I will unpack these later on. If one or some of these talks to you get ‘The power of now’, for more. I am pretty sure it’s almost in every language in the world.
I got this book when I was 23 from my yoga teacher, and I am still reading it sometimes. I can see now that what changed for me, I got the sense as if everything has a life in it, everything.
I was ‘dumped’ to my grandparents’ farm for every summer holiday until I got 12. It was so boring there that you just talked to the bees on the flower bed sometimes so maybe I had it already then actually.
‘Most people live through memory and anticipation.
Concentrating on time makes you miss life. Being lost in time. Time is for the space of doing.
People are living life as by script, as they’ve taught, by conditioned mind, and then trying to adopt the same script to all life situations. You are acting out of script; so, where are you in your own life?
You are completely identifying with that, never finding out who you actually are. Usually the script is inherited from your parents. You are unhappy. You will suffer and make suffer others around you. Childhood emotional pain body becomes part of the ego and starts to reappear throughout your life.
Physical body is a physical form that is all ego.
Good news: ego is self-destructive and eventually destroys itself.
Very few awaken out of their comfort zone. If they’re lucky, something bad happens to them.
You are not your thoughts. Stepping out of that is awakening, understanding you are not your thoughts.
Not identifying with the emotion you have is a step forward. You say I am not angry; I have anger in me. You are not it.
Awareness is unconditional.
I is conditional.
The deep I is who you are beyond the person.
The deep I is a sense of mental state without noise, stillness, the source of all creativity intelligence.
Die before you die!
Till next time!’ E.Tolle
I find it interesting that I have listened to such different people, like I mentioned in the last post. So far I am quoting mostly the same 4 people in my writings that I have actually seen live as well.
They are as different as night and day and couldn’t imagine them in a same room, and somehow it all comes together in me.
Actually, it’s the same with many things in my life. I generally like and get along with Very different people I always have, or even the music that I listen to is from wall to wall or the things I enjoy generally. Some glam and glitters sometimes doesn’t mean I am that.
Someone who called me her best friend ghosted me because she couldn’t see how she fitted into my world (because of my holistic views or education something that was completely irrelevant to our relationship… or who knows why. It’s a great example of how people create separation between other people and with the world because they can’t see a bigger picture themselves and figure out how I am doing it). For me, it’s normal, great and I love it all as it all comes together in me.
It was great fun with her as I could be silly, frisky and talk about completely different things with her that I can’t with anyone else.
Are you creating separation in your life?
So perhaps come out of your mind sometimes and see what happens! Not everything has to make sense right away until it does, and it always will.
What if you allow not knowing?
Let the magic of not knowing unfold! 🌞