Staying Sane in an Insane World
by Henry Makow Ph.D. – January 31, 2008
When we see a man talking to himself and gesticulating, we think he is nuts. But the main difference between him and us is that we mute our voices and gestures.
Like crazy men, we are always talking to ourselves: analyzing, planning, remembering, rehearsing, rejoicing, grousing or fantasizing.
According to Eckhart Tolle, 59, our habit of identifying with this voice in our head is the root of our spiritual bondage. His bestselling book "The Power of Now" (1999) draws on many religious traditions to proclaim that spiritual liberation is detaching our identity from our thoughts and instead identifying with our soul which he
This skill is more important than ever in an increasingly precarious world. Planet Earth is run by sell-outs and perverts who serve the central bankers' plan to hijack humanity for their own bizarre, greedy and occult ends. They use the mass media and education to manipulate, distort and degrade us.
Normally, we seek identity and sustenance by taking sides and soaking up the world. We define ourselves by our likes and hates and become irritable, depressed or just plain crazy.
According to Tolle, our egos are based on this voice in our head. However our real identity is the listener that hears this voice. Tolle describes this as "Being" or Universal Consciousness, a spiritual substratum which we all share.
Tolle defines emotions as the body's reactions to thoughts, positive or negative. Enlightenment (or Liberation) is "simply your natural state of felt oneness with Being. It is a state of connectedness with something immeasurable and indestructible, something that, almost paradoxically , is essentially you and yet is much greater than you." ("The Power of Now" p. 12)
Tolle says that our anxieties are due to a feeling of unreality, separation and isolation, due to a failure to feel this connection. We try to compensate by having desires:
"All cravings are the mind seeking salvation or fulfillment in external things and in the future as a substitute for the joy of Being. As long as I am in my mind, I am those cravings, those needs, wants, attachments, and aversions, and apart from them, there is no "I"...Pain is inevitable as long as you are identified with your mind...[and are] unconscious spiritually speaking." (31)
"The mind always seeks to deny the Now and to escape from it...the more you are able to honor and accept the Now, the more you are free of pain and suffering, and free of the egoic mind." (33)
"Patriots" like myself get depressed because we are attached to the world functioning on a moral basis. We oppose the NWO but are helpless because the game is fixed. Tolle suggests that, while it is real, the NWO is just another mental abstraction. If it weren't the NWO, it would be something else.
He advises us NOT to judge or resist but instead to identify with Being, which if cultivated is a source of energy and truth. Pain is always some form of resistance to what is, some form of judgment and negativity. He suggests we accept the negative and work with it.
"Accept--then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life." (36)
Tolle maintains that the concept of Time and the ego (mind) are inseparable. Imagine the planet devoid of human life; just plants and animals. Would time make any sense? The time is always Now.
"Make the Now the primary focus of your life. Whereas before you dwelt in time, and paid brief visits to Now, have your dwelling place in the Now and pay brief visits to past and future when required to deal with the practical aspects of your life situation..."(35)
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Many of us are already living in a Police State that may never come to pass. (It certainly isn't very practical.) There always was evil. Being grouchy and depressed isn't going to help.
"You can always cope with the present moment but you cannot cope with something that is only a mind projection. You cannot cope with the future," says Tolle.(43)
We can do more by shining the light than fighting the darkness. I'm not suggesting we quit the battle but rather bring more to it.
To shine the light, we have to live in the Present. Slam the door on the ego- mind and soar on the wings of the Spirit.
Religion is all about refusing to be defined by the world:
"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matt. 6:19-21
See also my "Surviving the New World Order"
Eckhart Tolle on You Tube
Henry Makow Ph.D. is the author of "Cruel Hoax: Feminism and the New World Order." (www.cruelhoax.ca) His articles can be found at his web site www.henrymakow.com He enjoys receiving your comments, some of which he posts on his site using first names only. firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated 03/02/2008