The single most important step in your journey toward enlightenment is to learn to dis-identify from your thinking mind. The thinking mind is a very busy component of our consciousness. It’s constantly labeling, judging, defining, conceptualizing, covering the world up
What is conventionally called “love” is an ego strategy to avoid surrender. You’re looking to someone to give you that which can only come to you in the state of surrender. The ego uses that person as a substitute to
Q: I heard the Dalai Lama say that secular spirituality is more important than religious spirituality. Do you think your teaching belongs to this category? A: It’s a good distinction. Religious spirituality is usually associated with a long tradition and
Eckhart Tolle argues that consciousness is the true source of creativity, joy and peace in your life. Without consciousness, you become captive to your thoughts and emotions. In his book, A New Earth, Eckhart explains that much of your life
Presence in a Connected Age The challenge for the bastion of technology. A recent interview at the Wisdom 2.0 Conference with Eckhart Tolle and Rich Fernandez of Google. If you can’t see the video above, Click Here.
Most people (and probably most of your family members) are largely unaware of their ego and its totalitarian control over every aspect of their life. As long as they are completely unaware of this they take ‘the thinker’ to be
An interview with Eckhart Tolle by Andrew Cohen AC: What exactly do you mean when you say that the purpose of the world lies in the transcendence of it? ET: The world promises fulfillment somewhere in time, and there is
Q: If Being, or God, is the creative source of all energy and thoughts, and some thoughts from the ego are a negative form of energy, don’t these negative thoughts originate from Being? In other words, did God create evil?
For anyone who has risen above the level of mere survival in day to day life, the sense of purpose and meaning become important. The less gripped you are by the need to survive — or simply the perception that
There’s a particular dimension where creativity arises. It’s a little bit like the wick burning the flame, and its sustenance is the oil — it’s in an oil lamp, and you are the flame. All the analogies, by the way,