Tolle Inspiration on Awakening

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What does it really mean for human beings at their current evolutionary stage to “become more conscious” or to “awaken”?  If I had to put it in a nutshell, I would define it as “disidentification from thinking.”  When you realize that the voice in your head, your incessant compulsive thinking, is not who you are, then you have begun to awaken. 

A new dimension of consciousness has arisen, which we could call awareness, presence, or wakefulness.  You haven’t fallen below thought; you have risen above it.  Now you can use thought instead of being used by it.  Your sense of self shifts from identification with your mental positions and narratives to the alive presence within you, which is consciousness itself.  

You realize the being behind the human, so to speak.  Something that transcends your conditioned personality begins to emerge.  You realize your essential identity as unconditioned consciousness itself, and you can verify within yourself the truth of Jesus’s words:  “You are the light of the world.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

23 Comments on “Tolle Inspiration on Awakening

  1. Val, Thank you for sharing these profound words from Eckhart Tolle. His description of this awakening, being the witness to our thoughts, is so clear – it’s stunning. If only I were able to remember to find that place. So appreciate of the wisdom that you share, Val.

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  2. I love this Val, Eckhart Tolle’s genius to convey inspiration is profound.. I only recently re-read his book The Power of Now..
    There is no point of power more powerful.. Than the moment of now.
    And yes, I think many are awakening to the Being behind the Human.. Our Higher selves are making themselves heard..
    Hope you are well dear Val, sending much love in your direction ❤ Take care my friend ❤

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  3. Beautiful, Val. I love the way a similar thought is expressed in A Course of Love, which calls us to accept the “thoughts we do not think…” Something like that. I should have looked it up probably, but it is the idea of thought given to us from beyond the logical mind, as a gift. We are each receivers of this bounty…

    Peace
    Michael

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