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!

The Power of Now

Eckhart invites us to observe our thoughts, and to start taking notes of old repetitive thought patterns that keeps us at a standstill in our life. These thoughts when changed, begin to change your life. The more you stop identifying yourself to these thoughts, the more you can start nurturing your deeper, authentic self, and start living a more profound and deeper existence! “I would say about 80 to 90 percent of most people’s thinking is not only repetitive and useless, but because of its dysfunctional and often negative nature, much of it is also harmful. Observe your mind and you will find this to be true. It causes serious leakage of vital energy.”~ Eckhart Tolle