“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could spare them from all suffering? No, it wouldn’t. They would not evolve as human beings and would remain shallow, identified with the external form of things. Suffering drives you deeper. The paradox is that suffering is caused by identification with form and erodes identification with form. A lot of it is caused by the ego, although eventually suffering destroys the ego—but not until you suffer consciously.” Eckhart Tolle
“Remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of these three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences. No excuses. No negativity. No psychic pollution. Keep your inner space clear.” Eckhart Tolle
When we are children our parents tell us how to behave and control a great deal of who we are – with their infusion of fears, beliefs, and love. They define the world around us and guide our reactions.
While we are in school we learn about the “greater good.” Our communities and churches have expectations as well as the teachers and the school. Even the kids who are making their own journeys send messages about who we are and who we aren’t. They weigh in with their expectations regarding our behaviour. It is tough to remember who we are, even tougher to have the courage to stay true to our own path. Continue reading
“If you really want to know your mind, the body will always give you a truthful reflection, so look at the emotion, or rather feel it in your body. If there is an apparent conflict between thought and emotion, the thought will be the lie, the emotion will be the truth. Not the ultimate truth of who you are, but the relative truth of your state of mind at that time.” Eckhart Tolle
“When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life… fear is no longer a dominant factor in what you do, and no longer prevents you from taking action to initiate change…” Eckhart Tolle
It is important how we look at life, and what we pull into our being. I have always thought of my home as my sanctuary . . . it matters to me that it is a place where I can be quiet, I can rest, I can laugh, be creative. It is a gentle place. It is a place where I have always allowed my family to be themselves. They are allowed to be who they are, have their own emotions, and to know that they are respected. They know that they are loved. It is a place where they can heal. It is a place where the world is not allowed to push its anger, its expectations, its worry into … Continue reading