ANY PEOPLE ARE ON A SEARCH FOR THEMSELVES AND ENLIGHTENMENT, BUT THEY DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START THIS SEARCH.
In today’s blog-article, we will take you on a journey through your consciousness, and try to support you, discovering your self.
The basis for our remarks, is build by the book “Now! The power of the present“, written by Eckhart Tolle. The Boo is an orientation for spiritual awakenings, and helps people all around the globe, to discover themselves and the world they live in.
The following article describes mainly the findings of the first chapter of the book, with the name: “You are not your mind”.
IT IS IN YOU
Enlightenment has an almost supernatural character for most people, that was created by our personal definitions. People think, that enlightenment is a status, that can (almost) not be reached in reality, and should rather be understood as spiritual orientation.
The reason, why this status is unobtainable, is that we look for it in our surroundings, instead of in our selves. It is important to understand, that, in order to achieve a status of inner peace, we have to discover ourselves first. The answers to the questions of life can not be found anywhere, but in our self.
YOU ARE NOT YOUR MIND
An important lesson to learn is, that your mind and yourself are two inherently different things. The mind is blocking us in a certain way, and disguises what really counts. The mind is a defense-mechanism, which, formed by our past and experiences, tries to shield us from the importance of the moment, by making us worry about the future, on basis of the past. This hinders us from living in the moment.
WHAT DOES IT MEN TO BE?
The word “being” is connotated in many ways. Basically, every human has a certain idea of what the term means to him/her personally. In a certain way, it serves as an open concept, that can be interpreted differently by every single person, and exists without limits.
“Nobody can claim the ownership of the being” (Eckhart Tolle)
The being is the essence of your personality, and can only be discovered and understood, when you live in the moment. Before you realize what you are, you have to realize that you are.
FREE YOURSELF FROM YOUR MIND
It is one thing to discover what you are looking for, but another to really obtain it. Now, that we know, that the current being and its complete understanding depict our idea of enlightenment, we have to search for ways to implement this thinking.
According to the author, there is a barrier, which we have to overcome, in order to experience reality; the identification of ourselves with our minds. This condition is responsible, for our thoughts being obsessive. By constantly judging and evaluating our environment, we lose the ability to stop thinking, and thereby the possibility to find our inner silence.
“The obsessive thinking people, therefore almost everybody, lives in a condition of seeming division, in an abnormal complex world of constant problems and conflicts, a world, that is a mirror for the increasing dismemberment of the mind.” (Eckhart Tolle)
Identification with your mind obscures your perception, by creating prejudices, concepts, imaginations and definitions.
Therefore, fear, that we created through calculation and expectation, blocks us from experiencing the world as it is in reality.
USE YOUR MIND, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND
After all that we learned so far, one could assume, that the mind is principally bad for s, but this would be far from the truth. The mind is a wonderful tool, if it gets used in the right way. The problem, which most people have, is, that the mind tends to use its owner.
This becomes clear, when people want to distract themselves from reality, no matter what the cost is. Their mind tells them, that there are more important things to do, than to experience the moment, whereby the idea gets created, that we are in control. For example, people can be busy with topics and activities, in which they have no interest (that could be naturally explained).
We hope, you liked this short article about the topic of self-discovery. Obviously, this was just an introduction, and interested persons should look for further information, but we hope that you learned one or two things. If there would be a core-message of the article, it would be: “Free yourself from your mind.”. Only by doing so, enlightenment becomes possible.
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