Monday, September 27, 2010
Yesterday I mentioned acceptance as one of Tolle's three modalities. He says that whatever we cannot enjoy doing can at least be accepted. It means that whatever I have to do, I do willingly. He gives the example of changing a flat tire in pouring rain- it is not something that you enjoy; it is not something to be enthusiastic about, but you need to do it and can do it with acceptance - that means that you are at peace while you do it. Tolle says that if you can neither enjoy or bring acceptance to what you do, you should stop. Otherwise you are not taking responsibility for your state of consciousness. And, according to Tolle, "if you are not taking responsibility for your state of consciousness, you are not taking responsibility for life."
I will write about the second modality, enjoyment, tomorrow.