“The happiness derived from some secondary source is never deep. It is only a pale reflection of the joy of Being, the vibrant peace that you find within as you enter the state nonresistance. Being takes you beyond the polar opposites of the mind and frees you from dependency on form. Even if everything were to collapse and crumble all around you, you would still feel a deep inner core of peace. You may not be happy, but you will be at peace.”- The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
I had originally written a previous post with this same title, but I decided to delete it because it was filled with hatred and an emotional attachment to the past. I mean, after I wrote the post, I thought that I felt better, but after some time passed, I felt a horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach. I knew it was senseless of me to be holding on to that kind of pain. I mean, what happened already happened, and I’m doing just fine…so why complain? Right now I’m reading Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now, and it is a great read. Very insightful. I will share a passage with you guys that caused me to think a little deeper about my anger.
Eckhart writes: “They (women) are wrong if they derive a sense of self from this fact and thereby keep themselves imprisoned in a collective victim identity. If a woman is still holding on to anger and resentment, or condemnation, she is holding on to her pain-body. This may give her a comforting sense of identity, of solidarity with other women, but it is keeping her in bondage to the past and blocking full access to her essence and true power.”
That’s all for today folks! Look out for my next post on Wednesday.
In the video above, you will see best selling author, Eckhart Tolle, discuss how, while on the brink of suicide, he was able to form a new life for himself. He didn’t actually change his life, he changed his thinking about his life. He says that what rang a bell in his mind was the phrase: “I can’t live with myself any longer.” Who is that self? Is there more than one you? I mean, while on this journey, I have come across some great literature and videos of individuals who have been close to the edge, but found a way to see the truth, and silence the negativity in their minds.
Hope you guys check out the video, and continue to check out more like it!