Knowing From Beyond the Mind

As I look at what I have written the last two days I feel positive about expressing these ideas. I hope for you the reader, these two weekend blog posts stimulated your own thinking both about what you believe and about your spirituality. These two topics feel important to me especially if we are interested in expanding our consciousness at a time when our full awakening is so needed. What do you think?

Recently I was reading about our minds being so out of control in the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. This man may be one of the truly enlightened beings on the planet. If you haven’t read and reread the Power of Now then you have an assignment to complete this Spring. That book is must read and study for anyone wanting to wake up fully to the possibilities in them.

In my reading he said that we have an observer in us, which can be called impartiality. In the past I have written about impartiality, brows through my posts if you want to learn more. That observer is a powerful ally in our seeking to be more conscious. When we truly understand something it is because a part of us beyond the rational mind is engaged. Impartiality allows that beyond the rational understanding. The observer sees and knows what is often beyond the mind to understand. (Here I go again trying to explain with words what often escapes explanation.) This is why it is better to read Eckhart Tolle here because he is exceptionally versed at explaining the unexplainable.

It is my hope that your week goes well, that our nation shifts more in a positive direction under the hopeful and aware leadership of us all, and that each of us have the insights and awareness necessary to live daily in as much freedom and joy as is possible.

So the single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: learn to disidentify with your mind. Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind the light of your consciousness grows stronger.”

“What a liberation to realize that the "voice in my head" is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.”

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept is as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.”
Eckhart Tolle