What is Presence as a dimension of consciousness?
Eckhart Tolle explains:
“Presence is the arising of a dimension of consciousness from where you can become aware that there is a voice in the head.
“That awareness is beyond thinking. It’s a space of consciousness where you can be the observer of your own mind—the awareness behind the thought processes.
“For human beings to discover this dimension is extraordinarily important. It is in fact, as I see it, the next step in the evolution of humanity.”
Presence allows a deeper sense of identity and improved living
“When you no longer look to the mind to provide you with your sense of identity — because your sense of identity now comes now from a deeper place — that’s the shift that changes everything, dramatically.
“It is the most important thing that can happen in your lifetime.
“As Presence arises you’ll find in many areas of your life enormous improvements.
“One is that the voice in the head that before created such anguish and unhappiness no longer has that power over you.
“As the mind’s conditioning begins to subside, you can be with people, events, and situations in a non-dysfunctional way, aligned with whatever arises in the present moment.”
These quotes by Eckhart Tolle are from a page by Sounds True – the publisher of a number of his programs, including:
Sounds True comments about one part of his teachings:
“You may have noticed the “voice in your head” — the stream of habitual thought patterns that absorbs the majority of your attention in any given moment.
“When we are continually lost in thoughts, we miss the immediacy and fullness of life in the here and now.”
Here is a video on the topic:
Awakening From Self-Talk
“I would do anything to be anywhere in the vicinity of Eckhart Tolle.” — Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey On Eckhart Tolle’s ‘A New Earth’
“I keep Eckhart’s book at my bedside. I think it’s essential spiritual teaching. It’s one of the most valuable books I’ve ever read.” – Oprah
Gillian Anderson chose The Power of Now as her other book (apart from the Bible) on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.
“I think he’s truly exceptional,” says Annie Lennox, who also chose The Power of Now.
From article: Eckhart Tolle: This man could change your life.
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