Be Aware Of Your Breathing Be aware of…

Be Aware Of Your Breathing

Be aware of your breathing. Notice the sensation of the breath. Feel the air moving in and out of your body. Notice how the chest and abdomen expand and contract slightly with the in- and outbreath.

One conscious breath is enough to make some space where before there was the uninterrupted succession of one thought after another.

One conscious breath (two or three would be even better), taken many times a day, is an excellent way of bringing space into your life.

Even if you meditated on your breathing for two hours or more, which some people do, one breath is all you ever need to be aware of, indeed ever can be aware of. The rest is memory or anticipation, which is to say, thought.

~ From: A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle http://www.eckharttolle.com/

I Am Is The Substratum Although you cannot…

I Am Is The Substratum

Although you cannot know Consciousness, you can become conscious of it as yourself.

You can sense it directly in any situation, no matter where you are.

You can sense it here and now as your very Presence, the inner space in which the words on this screen are perceived and become thoughts.

It is the underlying I Am. The words you are reading and thinking are the foreground, and the I Am is the substratum, the underlying background to every experience, thought, feeling.

~ From: A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle http://www.eckharttolle.com/

JUXTAPOSITION well fancy that People have a hard…

JUXTAPOSITION – well fancy that!

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Another way of describing the pain-body is this: the addiction to unhappiness. – Eckhart Tolle

Love is a state of Being Your love…

Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you. It is not dependent on some other body, some external form.

In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form.

You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature.

You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love.

What is God? The eternal One Life underneath all the forms of life.

What is love? To feel the presence of that One Life deep within yourself and within all creatures. To be it.

Therefore, all love is the love of God.

Bernadette Carter King suggests http www examiner com…

Bernadette Carter King suggests – http://www.examiner.com/article/10-of-the-best-eckhart-tolle-quotes-to-give-you-the-power-of-now

“10 of the best Eckhart Tolle quotes to help you stay focused.” She says “During times of stress, meditate on your favorite spiritual quote of Tolle’s, thereby using it as a mindfulness exercise.”

“Being must be felt. It can’t be thought.” – Eckhart Tolle

“The past has no power over the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Give up defining yourself — to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are. – Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.” – Eckhart Tolle

“As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolves, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love – even the most simple action.” – Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

“Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now, and if the past can’t prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?” – Eckhart Tolle

“In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being.” – Eckhart Tolle

ENLIGHTENMENT AS FEELING REALIZATION or AWARENESS OF BEING…

ENLIGHTENMENT AS FEELING-REALIZATION or AWARENESS OF BEING

Having access to that formless realm is truly liberating. It frees you from bondage to form and identification with form. It is life in its undifferentiated state prior to its fragmentation into multiplicity. We may call it the Unmanifested, the invisible Source of all things, the Being within all beings. It is a realm of deep stillness and peace, but also of joy and intense aliveness. Whenever you are present, you become “transparent” to some extent to the light, the pure consciousness that emanates from this Source. You also realize that the light is not separate from who you are but constitutes your very essence.

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. It is this screen of thought that creates the illusion of separateness, the illusion that there is you and a totally separate “other.” You then forget the essential fact that, underneath the level of physical appearances and separate forms, you are one with all that is.

Being is not only beyond but also deep within every form as its innermost invisible and indestructible essence. This means that it is accessible to you now as your own deepest self, your true nature. But don’t seek to grasp it with your mind. Don’t try to understand it. You can know it only when the mind is still. When you are present, when your attention is fully and intensely in the Now, Being can be felt, but it can never be understood mentally. To regain awareness of Being and to abide in that state of “feeling-realization” is enlightenment.

— Eckhart Tolle

“The word ‘God’ is limiting not only because…

“The word ‘God’ is limiting not only because of thousands of years of misperception and misuse, but also because it implies an entity other than you. God is Being itself, not a being.” – Eckhart Tolle

“To regain awareness of Being and to abide in that state of “feeling-realization” is enlightenment.” – Eckhart Tolle

YOU ARE THE AWARENESS When you recognize that…

YOU ARE THE AWARENESS

When you recognize that there is a voice in your head that pretends to be you and never stops speaking, you are awakening out of your unconscious identification with the stream of thinking.

When you notice that voice, you realize that who you are is not the voice — the thinker — but the one who is aware of it.

Knowing yourself as the awareness behind the voice is freedom.

The egoic self is always engaged in seeking. It is seeking more of this or that to add to itself, to make itself feel more complete. This explains the ego’s compulsive preoccupation with future.

~ From: Stillness Speaks, by Eckhart Tolle http://www.eckharttolle.com

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN TO BREATHE Someone asked Eckhart…

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN TO BREATHE?

Someone asked Eckhart Tolle if he could recommend one or two courses. His reply, “Be aware of your breathing as often as you are able… Do that for one year, and it will be more powerfully transformative than attending any course.” A New Earth p244

“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.”
― Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh. He also says; “Breath is my anchor.”

PS Breath is also the number 1 nutrient!

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If you are depressed you are living…

“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”

Attributed to Lao Tzu in Taoism

“…the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions.” Eckhart Tolle