A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose – Day Two

Tolle’s extensive discussion about the ego should resonate with many. The distinction made between the ego and the essence of who we are is especially valuable. Quotes that highlighted this important lesson can be found throughout the text.

“Sometimes letting things go is a far greater act of power then defending or hanging on.”

“Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself in them.”

“Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Spiritual realization is to see clearly that what I perceive, experience, think, or feel is ultimately not who I am, that I cannot find myself in all those things that continuously pass away.”

“The ego doesn’t know that your only opportunity for peace is now.”

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose – Day One Point Five

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You may understandably may be questioning why an image of my bathroom would be entitled A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. Certainly the image is in no way esoteric. What I have to admit, is that the title of this post ends in “Day One Point Five”, and is accompanied by an ivy embellished water closet for a reason.
Tuning into a profound book requires calm and tranquil moments, away from the distractions of a working mothers existence. These moments can be created and nurtured by ones environment. Comforted by bubbles, water and flickering candle light, any stress absorbed throughout the day can be washed away by a therapeutic bubble bath. Having difficulty immersing myself in Tolle’s second book, it was this soothing experience that inspired me to transform the bathroom, into a creation where spiritual nurturing could occur. For everyone, the elements necessary to facilitate spiritual growth are different. Nature has always been one of these elements in my life so the choice to adorn the bathroom walls with ivy was not a difficult one. If spiritual evolution is a priority in your life, you may want to create conditions which will cultivate spiritual development. Creating a tranquil environment is just one of the ways this can be accomplished.

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose – Day One

Spiritual development is a life long process which requires both commitment and a willingness to be open to new ideas. An amazing teacher, Eckhart Tolle’s book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose is a must read if spiritual development is a priority in your life. To encourage others (the two who read this new blog….) and as a way to process my own thoughts, the next few posts will be dedicated to this book and my experience with Oprah’s online class. To start out, here are some quotes from his book to wet your spiritual appetite:

“When you don’t cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to your life that was lost a long time ago when humanity, instead of using thought, became possessed by thought.”

“One thing we do know: Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness”.

“Ego is always identification with form, seeking yourself and thereby losing yourself in some form”.

It feels difficult to expound on Eckhart’s ideas, and give them justice. At this point, I am simply absorbing the experience.

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