Wisdom For These Times & Beyond


Reproduced below are 3 wonderful quotes from the best selling author Eckhart Tolle (whose books are ‘Power of Now’ & ‘A New Earth’). I am actually amazed at this author’s success because his material truly has a strong spiritual slant to it, and often such books don’t perform well in sales charts. His teachings/writing are what monks and gurus have taught and are still teaching today, to those people who thirst for a greater understanding of life and methods to empower themselves.

(1) “Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”
Perhaps this quote is one of the more relevant ones, and synchronistically, it ties in with the divine revelations, which I have shared over the past 2-3 months in my blog. Instead of living in fear or despair, it might serve us better to take this ‘slowing down’ / ‘lockdown’ period as a life review-to see how we can adapt and change for the better. As they say, challenges can lead to innovation.

(2) “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”
Again this quote hits a ‘home run’ for me, as the moment I shift my attention away from all the dire news in mainstream media to what I enjoy (e.g. good music, comedies, jokes) , happiness returns almost immediately. Life is a choice!

(3) “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.”
In my quest for knowledge over the past few decades, I have lost count of the number of times whereby spiritual teachers would say ‘life is impermanent’ or ‘everything changes’. If that is true, then trying to hold onto material possessions, job titles or what is defined as normalcy is going to be futile. At this juncture, I remember a friend of my mine, who told me that a monk she had conversed with, had his whole life’s material belongings contained in only one single sling bag! Yet the monk was living a contented life. So, I guess the greatest power during these times of great challenges, is the power of Letting Go and Allowing things to unfold.

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