FORGET YOURSELF

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Eckhart Tolle usually loses me after the first forty pages, but he nailed it when he wrote:

“Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don’t realise this because almost everybody else is suffering from it, so it is considered normal. This incessant mental noise prevents you from that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from being. It also creates a false mind-made self that casts a shadow of fear and suffering.

The philosopher Descartes believed he had found the most fundamental truth when he made his famous statement: “I think, therefore I am.” He had, in fact, given expression to the most basic error: to equate thinking with Being and identity with thinking. The compulsive thinker, which means almost everyone, lives in a state of apparent separateness, in an insanely complex world of continuous problems and conflict, a world that reflects the ever-increasing fragmentation of the mind…

Identification with your mind creates an opaque screen of concepts, labels, images, words, judgments, and definitions that blocks all true relationship. It comes between you and yourself; between you and your fellow man and woman; between you and nature; between you and God.” – Eckhart Tolle

Forget yourself
If only for a moment
And see your worries slip away
Like a melting wall of ice
Have no fear
The world will still be here
And so… will you…

To read my story, click here: The Boy and His Sand Castle

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