Rootedness in Being The sapling doesn’t want anything…

Rootedness in Being

The sapling doesn’t want anything because it is at one with the totality, and the totality acts through it. “Look the lilies of the field, how they grow” said Jesus, “they toil not, neither do they spin. Yet even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”

We could say that the totality — Life — wants the sapling to become a tree, but the sapling doesn’t see itself as separate from life and so wants nothing for itself. It is one with what Life wants.

That’s why it isn’t worried or stressed. And if it has to die prematurely, it dies with ease. It is as surrendered in death as it is in life.

It senses, no matter how obscurely, its rootedness in Being, the formless and eternal one Life.

~ From: A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle

The Presence That I Am Thoughts and words…

The Presence That I Am

Thoughts and words belong to the world of form; they cannot express the formless. So when you say, “I can feel my inner body” that is a misperception created by thought.

What is really happening is that the consciousness that appears as the body — the consciousness that I Am — is becoming conscious of itself.

When I no longer confuse who I am with a temporary form of me, then the dimension of the limitless and the eternal – God — can express itself through “me” and guide “me.” It also frees me from dependency on form.

However, a purely intellectual recognition or belief that “I am not this form” does not help. The all-important question is: At this moment, can I sense the presence of inner space, which really means, can I sense my own Presence, or rather, the Presence that I Am?

~ From: A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle

What  is   arising   now is …

What  is   arising   now  is   not   a   new   belief   system,   a   new   religion,
spiritual ideology,  or mythology. We  are  coming to the  end  not  only  of
mythologies  but  also  of ideologies  and  belief  systems. The  change  goes
deeper than the content of your mind, deeper than your thoughts. In fact, at
the  heart  of the  new  consciousness is the transcendence  of thought, the
newfound ability of rising above thought, of realizing a dimension within
yourself that is infinitely more vast than thought. 

You then no longer derive your identity,  your  sense   of  who  you  are,  from  the  incessant  stream  of
thinking  that  in  the   old   consciousness   you  take  to   be   yourself.  What   a
liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I
then? The one who sees that. The awareness that is prior to thought, the
space in which the thought – or the emotion or sense perception – happens.

Ego is no more than this: identification with form, which primarily
means thought forms. If evil has any reality – and it has a relative, not an
absolute,  reality  – this is also its  definition: complete identification with
form – physical forms, thought forms, emotional forms. This results in a total
unawareness of my connectedness with the whole, my intrinsic oneness with
every “other” as well as with the Source. This forgetfulness is original sin,
suffering, delusion. When this delusion of utter separateness underlies and
governs whatever I think, say, and do, what kind of world do I create? T

Eckhart Tolle – A New Earth