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Eckhart Tolle on How to Perceive Without Naming

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Eckhart Tolle on How to Perceive Without Naming
By Zen Breaks • Issue #80 • View online
ZEN BREAKS 80 - “You are the present moment”

“If you don’t obscure things with names, you can sense their inherent aliveness. They speak to you, there’s another dimension that reveals itself to you”- Eckhart Tolle
164. Observation is enough
Adopting a daily formal meditation practice is not easy for me.
Apart from some other obstacles that I can use as good excuses, my laziness is probably the main difficulty :-)
However, I believe I have managed to increase the brief moments in which, during the day, I manage to take small breaks and observe what is happening around me and sometimes even inside me.
For me, these moments of what I could perhaps call a “contemplative attitude” are very rewarding.
They bring me a sense of calm, peace, and gratitude.
I believe they are my most frequent mindfulness practice.
Eckhart Tolle explains to us in a very clear and practical way what it is to adopt a “meditative attitude” in this video that I suggest to you today.
Non Labeling & Life in Small Moments
Non Labeling & Life in Small Moments
It seems to me to be anexcellent explanation of how we can adopt a meditative attitude.
A more observant attitude with less judgment can become a more frequent and easier practice, greatly benefiting our daily lives.
You, the present moment
“But how to be aware of the present moment?
(…) The first step it has, first level of being aware of the present moment is to be aware of your sense perceptions.
That is the first step into the present moment
Then perhaps you’re aware of your breathing and your inner body and then of sense perceptions at the same time.
So, first you become where you are what’s around you, or what you’re doing and then you go deeper into the present moment.
And the essence of the present moment is you.
So, if you get the essence of what we call the present moment is consciousness and consciousness is the space for in which everything happens.
Consciousness is the one thing that never changes, is the present moment.
It’s always Now.
And what is the present moment in essence?
In essence the present moment is not what happens in the present moment.
The deeper essence is the present moment, is the space for whatever happens and there’s the space, like the canvas or whatever you want to call it.
So, you are aware of yourself ultimately as the present moment and this realization that ultimately you are the present moment.
In Portuguese
For those who speak Portuguese, I add another suggestion of a video also based on suggestions of Eckhart Tolle, but this time spoke in Portuguese (in Brazilian Portuguese)
The excellent format of the video (another good work from the channel “Corvo Seco”) makes watching it very relaxing.
The fact that it is in Portuguese helps, even more, those who speak this language to be able to feel more easily what this meditative attitude is.
Eckhart Tolle - Observe sem Nomear
Eckhart Tolle - Observe sem Nomear
Try it. Notice. Enjoy.
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