You know that inner peacefulness you experience when you come out of a meditation, or when you have just sat in quiet contemplation, that’s the feeling you are left with after listening to the softly spoken, gentle natured Eckhart Tolle on Oprah Winfrey Soul Sunday Series.
Tolle has said that he was depressed for most of his life, then at the age of 29, he experienced an “inner transformation”. He then spent several years wandering ‘in a state of deep bliss’ before going on to become a spiritual teacher. He wrote his first book, The Power of Now, which was published in 1997 and reached the New York Times Best Seller lists in 2000. Then in 2005, Tolle published his third book, A New Earth, the book Oprah recommends everyone read, the book that she claims has helped her more than any other. You can find links to both books at the bottom of this page.
Tolle explains how he discovered the two selves within him (and all of us), the ‘I’ and the self. The voice that’s the internal dialogue, that is the conceptual sense of self we have derived from previous thoughts and memories and the deeper self that is consciousness.
The moment he was able to separate the two, he found peace for the first time since his childhood and was able to silence the voice that had repeatedly told him that he could no longer live with himself.
I want to let the gentle stream of Tolle’s wisdom flow through you and nourish your soul the way it has for me.
‘Essentially you are a conscious, aware space and all your sense perceptions, all your thinking, all your emotions happen, they come and go within that aware space.’
What we think consciously (or not) dictates how we see ourselves and feel about ourselves. When we recognise that our thinking isn’t really about us, it’s the story we keep telling ourselves based on our past, we can let go and stop ‘thinking’ ourselves into a sad, scared, lonely, unhappy life.
By being present in that aware space, observing life from that space, silencing the old stories, we find connectivity, gratitude and tremendous peace <3
Time to sit in stillness and disconnect from all the distraction!
Wishing you an abundant and peaceful day,
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