Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Stillness Speaks!

I take the following words from the book by Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks.

    "Wisdom is not a product of thought.  The deep knowing that is wisdom arises through the simple act of giving someone or something your full attention.  Attention is primordial intelligence, consciousness itself.  It dissolves the barriers created by conceptual thought, and with this comes the recognition that nothing exists in and by itself.  It joins the perceiver and the perceived in a unifying field of awareness.  It is the healer of separation."

    "Whenever you are immersed in compulsive thinking, you are avoiding what is.  You don't want to be where you are.  Here, Now."

    "Dogmas - religious, political, scientific - arise out of the erroneous belief that thought can encapsulate reality or the truth.  Dogmas are collective conceptual prisons.  And the strange thing is that people love their prison cells because they give them a sense of security and a false sense of "I know.""

    "Spiritual awakening is awakening from the dream of thought."

    "The realm of consciousness is much vaster than thought can grasp.  When you no longer believe everything you think, you step out of thought and see clearly that the thinker is not who you are."

                                      Know that I am "the knowing, not the condition that is known."


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