I did a livestream the other day, which discussed Eckhart Tolle’s thoughts about “The Pain-Body”, a term he coined for the tendency humans have towards keeping painful psychological patterns of behaviours going. We discuss his definition of The Pain Body, and his ideas about how it manifests in our lives. I read a few quotes, which you can look at over here. I hope you find his work as interesting as I do, and get something out of our discussion. Enjoy, unless you like pain!
Eckart Tolle’s ‘The Power of Now’ is one of the many books out there that looks at the idea of ‘no thought’, that is, being conscious without following the little monkey in our minds that likes to skip after every thought we have, making us miss the moment we’re actually in. Tolle describes this as an addiction to thinking. He argues that thinking is a way of trying to escape from the present moment. A non-judgemental being in the moment is a tricky little number to explain, as words explain concepts, and concepts are what we are still trapped in when we are trying not to think.
What’s the usefulness of what Tolle talks about? Well, if you like what he said in the first video, you might find out more of what he thinks it is from this one. On the other hand, you might have to create your own point, or even find it pointless to wonder how to connect with your deepest truth.