Saturday, January 3, 2009
Eckhart Tolle - Quite Ordinary
Eckhart Tolle talks about releasing the ego through embracing the Now. I particularly enjoy the end where he talks about simply accepting and saying yes even to unhappiness. I've been doing this for a while, if feeling sad or depressed or otherwise unhappy just sit and completely accept, completely say yes to the current "negative" emotion and watch what happens. Ok, I'm sad now. Ok so I'm frustrated right now. Ok, I feel lonely now. What happens when you do that is you stop the egoic story, my story, the need to continue the mental drama associated with this feeling of discomfort. Then there is a spaciousness around the emotion, a lightness of being which subtly changes the feeling from "negative" to interesting, a change of pace, oh this is an emotion I haven't felt for a while, let's be with it, and watch/feel/experience it evolve into something new and creative.