Oneness with All Life by Eckhart Tolle

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oneness with all life

I have the Treasury Edition of this book. It’s hardcover and beautiful. I don’t normally go for hardcover books as they are heavy but this is one of those books that I will keep near my desk and go back to it many times. Oneness with All Life is the concentration of Tolle’s book: A New Earth. Here’s my favourite selections from the book:

The ultimate truth of who you are is not I am this or I am that, but I Am.

You will enjoy any activity in which you are fully present…

The true or primary purpose of your life cannot be found on the outer level. It does not concern what you do but what you are—that is to say, your state of consciousness.

Do I want the present moment to be my friend or my enemy?” ….Become friendly toward it, welcome it no matter in what disguise it comes, and soon you will see the results. Life becomes friendly toward you; people become helpful, circumstances cooperative….But that one decision you have to make again and again and again – until it becomes natural to live in such a way.

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.

Be aware that what you think, to a large extent, creates the emotions that you feel. See the link between your thinking and your emotions. Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.

Most people’s lives are cluttered up with things: material things, things to do, things to think about. Their lives are like the history of humanity, which Winston Churchill defined as “one damn thing after another.” Their minds are filled up with the clutter of thoughts, one thought after another.

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