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Wednesday Wisdom – Thought

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~ The human condition [is] lost in thought.

~ The stream of thinking has enormous momentum …

~ The thinking mind is a powerful tool, but it is also … limiting when it takes over your life completely … you don’t realize it is only a small aspect of the consciousness …

~ Whenever you are immersed in compulsive thinking, you are avoiding what is. You don’t want to be where you are. Here, Now. The Present.

From Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle

A continuation of quotes about being in the moment will be posted on Friday, by the same author.

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26 thoughts on “Wednesday Wisdom – Thought”

  1. I adore Eckhart. He is one of my latest heros along with Jeff Foster and many others. May we return to the Here & Now. This precious moment. Thank you!

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  2. Please forgive me Lori, my statements weres not personal; I prefer to believe my view is an objective observation kiddo, I am merely referring to Tolle’s statement within the bounds of context. I do not disagree with him, only to clarify the point Tolle appears to be making.
    “The thinking mind is a powerful tool, but it is also … limiting when it takes over your life completely … you don’t realize it is only a small aspect of the consciousness …”

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    1. Understood, James. No offense taken. Always nice to get comments and conversation going. Oh, and I did respond to your first comment in case you didn’t see it.

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    2. In all due respect to the discipline Lori, when we read pathologically or surrender our thoughts to the void we open ourselves up to precisely what I am referring to below/above. Spiritual discernment assures, any discipline to the void is death, consequently, as far as I can see, God is absent.

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      1. Thank you for sharing your perspective, James. I prefer not to overthink the quotes, which is precisely the point. Humans tend to overthink things to the point of sickness. Sometimes we need merely trust in All That Is … the I Am.

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    1. This is true, Linda. It may not necessarily be true, but it also may not necessarily be false. Perhaps it depends on the perceiver. I’m especially a fan of quotes because they can say something profound with only a few words. I admire it, because sometimes I can use too many words when only a few words may be necessary.

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  3. If our subconscious mind becomes or conscious state, we are likely insane, or on the verge of a complete mental breakdown.
    Nevertheless, I concede on this point.

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  4. “you don’t realize it is only a small aspect of the consciousness . . .” Are we to assume Tolle is referring to the subconscious mind here, Lori?

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    1. Make of it what you will, James. For me, quieting the mind helps in hearing spirit. Another way to put it would be … praying is talking to God, meditating (quieting the mind) is listening to God.

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