Eckhart Tolle has helped me a great deal over the course of my life. He understands and clearly articulates the pain and misery caused by the unconscious chattering mind, and how it keeps people stuck.
The Power of Now was published the year I graduated from college and a friend introduced me to it a few years later. It was a revelation! It helped me discover a whole new dimension after living my early adult life on autopilot.
Lately I have been listening to Eckhart’s podcasts and this one really resonated: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/eckhart-tolle-essential-teachings/id1458654443?i=1000535493942
“It’s all about the stories we tell ourselves” is a phrase I’ve heard over and over. And while it’s true that we must create the narrative in our minds that we want to manifest, we must also must learn how to transcend the story completely and be present to the broader situation. These are the two aspects of living- the vertical (our conscious selves) and our horizontal (our egoic selves). It also reminded me of this quote from the Mundkopanishad in Deepak Choprah’s Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.
I have been learning a lot lately, and for this I am grateful.