Stop Excessive Thinking with Eckhart Tolle

In the past, my mind has raced at a pace that has caused my hair to fall out.  Literally.  Alopecia areata.  That’s not the topic for my post today.  No, today, I just want to share a video that has helped me calm my mind and find a little peace.  I read Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now and A New Earth a few years ago and they helped me begin to understand that the mind is not who I am, but rather an aspect of my vessel that is meant to serve my experience as Goddess having a human experience.  My first readings of the books frustrated me to no end because Tolle took away all the tools I had been relying on to help me live my life.  ‘All the tools.’  Ha!  One tool– my brain!

My first readings of both books made me feel defensive and argumentative.  As I explored the ideas more and tried them on, I started to understand what he was saying on a more profound level.  I had thought that my brain was the source of my power and the more active and sharp and keen it was, the more powerful I was.  HO!  HO!  HO!  Did I ever have it bass ackwards!  More study and application have helped me realize that my heart is the source of my power.  The heart has a bigger magnetic and electrical field than the brain.  It is the neglected source of input and output.  The thing is, what does one do with a brain that keeps churning out opinions and judgments and scenarios and ideas?  Quiet it down!  In this video, Eckhart Tolle paints a picture that can help you understand how to quiet the mind and stop the flow of excessive thinking, which he considers to be addictive.  It’s not a long piece, but offers some good food for thought.

2 Comments

  1. Sandy Dee
    January 9, 2014 / 7:43 pm

    I am glad I went exploring your web page, this is just what I needed to hear today, after all the ACIM reading daily lesson and daily inspirations a mind full, At times I felt like the dog running after a scent, other times chasing my tail and this was just perfect. A thought…. pause ……A thought …. still present. Cool.

    • January 10, 2014 / 3:21 am

      Sandy, I’m glad it was helpful for you. I really try to put out the things that are meaningful. And this whole excessive thinking thing is root cause of all anxiety. I’m so OVER IT! So I just keep practicing and practicing. Glad we’ve got support, though…

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