all of the things that I have read so far of Tolle's writing, this one grand
point is one that resonates with me more than others. At first, it was hard for
me to grasp that all problems we have are illusions of our mind. Or, better
said, that all MY problems are illusions of MY mind. I need to make sure and
way to say it so that it makes more sense to me is to say that all of my
problems are created by my mind, as this is the only place that problems even
about it. To turn something into a problem requires time, the ego, and a list of
endless possibilities. The more endless the possibilities, the bigger the
problem. In other words, they are projections, and most often based in fear of
some consequence. If there wasn't some level of fear, there wouldn't be a
problem. In fact, just stating the the idea that something is a problem is
I begin to consider and attempt to understand this new concept more, I am
finding that I am laughing at my "problems." I'm standing outside looking in at
them, or above looking down on them and seeing them for what they are: fear.
Then, I see that I make all of that up in my mind and I laugh at my minds
ability to create chaos and drama.
may find that I want to make some choices and I can choose as I will for a
variety of stimuli or reasons, and each and every one of those choices will have
some kind of outcome, yet to call any of that at any point a problem is to
inject something that is not really there. If I removed my mind from it, it
would just be whatever it is with no drama or fear.
that I can see how this works and how it has created so many problems in my
life, it is so much fun now to see how much more power I have than I ever
How Cool. I Get It.
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