Eckhart Tolle on Life, Death and his Awakening

Today’s post will be about a video I recently viewed and took notes about Eckhart Tolle, one of my spiritual mentors and teachers. talking about his life and Life in general, Death and his awakening experiences. I hope you enjoy it and please take a moment to write a small comment. Thanks so much in advance. You can view the entire video at the bottom of this post. Eckhart speaks briefly about his difficult childhood in Germany, his parents separation (sounds familiar), and his move to Spain, all by the age of 12! This also hits a sensitive chord as I lived there for 3 months as a young adult. rock-bottom-the-solid-foundation AWAKENING DAY When he finally experienced his awakening, he was in his late 20s, and on the following morning, he saw everything with fresh, new eyes. It was like a rebirth, as he had been suffering from depression and a lots of anxiety, trying to find his path in life. He began to realize that 80% of his thinking just stopped and also noticed that they were mostly the negative thoughts. I can attest that once you change this one thing, your life takes an about turn whether you are awakening or just monitoring your thoughts better!

What are we without our labels, our titles, our masks?

How can you find your authentic self, your true purpose on Earth if you are surviving off of work that often just seems so repetitive and boring. Where you get little to no true satisfaction, following a daily grind, helping build someone else’s dream? Perhaps it is time to delve deeper into self, and perhaps meditate or spend time alone for some true introspection, to take time to observe one’s mental state, while in a spiritual context it may refer to the examination of one’s soul, and to find out what makes you come alive.