I had the opportunity to listen to a mini video series from Eckhart Tolle, Awaken Your Inner Light. I wrote this, stringing together nuggets, and my thoughts from it.
The universe is one connected conscience. I am part of it. When I resonate with that collective consciousness, I am the light of the universe.
My mind can trap me in the isolating identity of the ego, covering up that light. When I can identify with the light inside me and see that light also in others, the process can liberate me from that cocoon. It can help me cultivate empathy, compassion, and wisdom. Deep down inside, everyone is that light, no matter how angry, frustrated, tense, worried, hostile, or malicious they might come across from outside.
Challenges Can Help
The world is going through challenges, turbulence, and friction. It might increase even further. However, that is also part of the evolution. In the journey of millions of years, the universe has gone through this cycle several times, coming out each time with an ecosystem of more evolved life forms.
There is no reason to be afraid of anything. Challenges are part of life.
Do I deal with the obstacles using the reactive patterns of my mind? It can cause fear, anxiety, and worries inside of me, making the situation worse. The most significant challenges that we face today aren’t external; they are in our minds.
Do I see the obstacles in the clarity and brightness of the inner light? If yes, conscious awareness can cultivate the space filled with stillness, tranquility, serenity, equanimity, and stability to deal with the challenges in a balanced way.
Challenges bring opportunities to awaken my heart and mind to a higher level of consciousness.
Collective Creative of the Universe
Eckhart Tolle: You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe – an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle!
The universal consciousness is evolving and not standstill. When I focus on an initiative that resonates with me from inside or creates something constructively engaging me, I am part of the universe’s collective creativity. It is about being part of a naturally soothing, nurturing, growing, or cultivating journey from inside, not chasing material things, nor recognition from others that can feed my mind and ego.
The love, benevolence, healing synergies of my consciousness can change how a situation unfolds. The initiative and the constructive process will positively change the external circumstances. While I might enjoy fruits from it when that happens, I shouldn’t be acting to chase that change.
Be self-aware. I am not my body, mind, nor feelings. Try to surf the waves of my thoughts and emotions, rather than being swept away with them. Cultivate mindfulness to stay in the moment.
I am the light of the universe.