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Eckhart Tolle - Inner Transformation

Let 2016 be a NEW YEAR

We are accustomed to thinking that we do things. This comes from thinking that since we can perceive thoughts, there must be a thinker thinking them. This is one of the fundamental misconceptions many are caught in. Imagine swamp gas bubbles arising from the surface of the swamp. They arise due to the interaction of many factors that combined constitute the swamp biosphere. Our psyche is similarly the result of the complex interplay of a myriad of factors resulting in the species of sentient beings we call humans. I don’t say our thoughts are like so many swamp gas bubbles (although many thoughts can have a foul odor to them) but we may consider our thoughts to be the expression of a greater happening, and indeed of an intelligence greater than our limited minds can conceive of. Continue reading

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Waking Up in Heaven on Earth

I am reposting this post from my wife’s blog (original post). Please check out her very inspiring blog for many more uplifting posts!

Alia’s Comments: This is what you might call a “crossover” post. It features one of Tomas’ daily Moroccan morning rituals and it also documents and affirms his experience of Heaven on Earth. Each morning, Tomas arises and begins his day with yoga and stretching for about 30 – 45 minutes. Then he makes himself (and me too — lucky me!) a splendid cup of coffee! Weather permitting, he takes the coffee, a notebook and one of his favored sacred texts out on our tiny kitchen balcony where he reads and writes and sips and savors all the delights of the new day. Here is Tomas’ journal entry for Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Enjoy. Continue reading