Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Art of Presence and being Present | Eckhart Tolle

Echkart Tollewho are you?
i simply am
where are you?
here
what time it is?
now

to be aware of the present moment, to be mindful of now - is an ancient wisdom of humanity. every new born child is born with such awareness as a default state - for a child everything is one and present in the moment. the child lives in the ever present now and as we grow up somewhere along the line we start to lose that ability of living awareness of now. duality comes in, getting attached to past or jumping to future becomes a predominant state.

many faith, spiritual path gives back human being the same practice of bringing ourselves again into that state of awareness of present moment. from buddhist practice of mindfulness to islamic practice of invoking God's Merciful Name, Bismi'Llah before all action - each one of them are intended for the same goal. for the sufi path, Divine is even called The Presence. thus when we are truly aware of the present moment, we are aware of nothing but the Divine.

in our present time Eckhart Tolle is one of the most prominent spiritual teacher who has focused his teachings more profoundly and successfully than any other on this theme. awakened by his own personal spiritual realization and experience he talks and writes about the art of presence and being present.

thanks to internet technology that we can access many of his wisdom right at where we are. linked below are selection of few of his talks which might be inspirational and useful for your own being and living.

. on being yourself
. being present in relationship
. the deepest truth of human existence
. not reacting to content
. enlightenment (egoless state)
. untying the knot (not not)
. the enormous power of yes
. quite ordinary

. more video of Eckhart Tolle via YouTube
. more video of Eckhart Tolle via GoogleVideo

About Eckhart Tolle | Spiritual Teacher and author was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. At the age of twenty-nine a profound inner transformation radically changed the course of his life. The next few years were devoted to understanding, integrating and deepening that transformation, which marked the beginning of an intense inward journey. Later, he began to work in London with individuals and small groups as a counselor and spiritual teacher. He is not identified with any religion, but uses teachings from Zen Buddhism, Sufism, Hinduism and the Bible.

Eckhart Tolle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Power of Now (translated into 33 languages) and the highly acclaimed follow-up A New Earth, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time.

. Eckhart Tolle | official site

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