Sunday, September 26, 2010
Something to think about...
I love the trees in this picture. They seem bent in Adoration. It is a quiet Sunday morning here and without any reason I picked up a book that has been on my bookshelf for some time and I vaguely remember buying it and dipping into it; I am sure I did not really read it, but bought the book because it is by Eckhart Tolle. He wrote the bestseller "The Power of Now" and he has been an influence on contemporary spirituality. His book "A New Earth:P Awakening to Your Life's Purpose" continues to show how important it is for us to transcend ego-based state of consciousness to attain happiness. As I said above, I do not think I read the entire book, but opened it to a part I liked enough today to share with you. Tolle is speaking about three modalities of awakened doing. He says:
"There are three ways in which consciousness can flow into what you do and thus into your world, three modalities in which you can align your life with the creative power of the universe. Modality means the underlying energy-frequency that flows into what you do and connects your actions with the awakened consciousness that is emerging into this world. What you do will be dysfunctional and of the ego unless it arises out of one of these three modalities...Each modality is appropriate to certain situations."
I hope you are now very curious to know the three modalities of awakened doing. They are acceptance, enjoyment, and enthusiasm. We should always be operating from one of these no matter what we are doing during the day. He says, "If you are not in the state of either acceptance, enjoyment, or enthusiasm, look closely and you will find that you are creating suffering for yourself and others."
I will continue with this tomorrow as I find it rather interesting and helpful but need to put it into my own words.