This Is How to Discover the Meaning of Your Life

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The world we live in

Tolle makes the case that the world we inhabit today is a very difficult one. He talks about the “inherent dysfunction in humanity” with the anxiety we too often feel, the selfishness we display, and the outright cruelty we inflict upon one another.

The promise of joy

Tolle believes that this expanding recognition of interconnectedness shows a deepening concern for humankind. In turn, this brings increased empathy and compassion for others even if they do not share our national, tribal, racial, or religious affiliations. This shift in trying to understand the experience of another is very encouraging — and a demonstration of our true human nature.

The remarkable result

Living more so in the present, according to Eckhart, helps us to appreciate and learn from each experience we have. This simplicity of thought introduces more awareness of the absolute wealth we’re blessed with, whether we find it in communing with nature, our interactions with others, or even in completing our daily tasks. The idea is to turn away from the superfluous information that we’re bombarded with in modern society, as well as the ever-increasing emphasis on acquiring more and more physical goods.

In closing

Whether or not you already feel enlightened and connected to the universe through your faith or spiritual practice, Eckhart Tolle has some wise advice.



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Amandeep Khun-Khun

Amandeep Khun-Khun

Life coach, Investor and Avid Traveler Amandeep Khun-Khun