Hurted by teachings Eckhart Tolle

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Hurted by teachings Eckhart Tolle

Post by ime223 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:58 am

Teaching of Eckhart Tolle hurted my sense of self. I did not experienced Power of Now but my beliefs are now distorted. Now i believe ( as he is for myself spiritual authority ) that myself is illusion, that i even dont exist. How can i live normal life when my belief system is full of that new age crap. I really hurts me to know that self is illusion, that everything i think of myself is false. It lead me to depression and suffering and i stopped pursuing my dreams, lost my personality, friends etc. I just want to leto go of that thoughts/beliefs and return to normal thinking but i cant. I am brainwashed by this. I know that many of you benefited positively from him but my life is almost destroyed. PLEASE HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS THIS EGO AND FALSE SELF THING ABOUT. My mind is constantly chattering negative thoughts; self is illusion, your ( my ) identity does not exist, you are living in hypnotic state... it is very dangerous.. i also feel very heavy guilt.. sorry for bad english..

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Re: Hurted by teachings Eckhart Tolle

Post by Webwanderer » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:09 pm

Self isn't an illusion. Identification with our human thoughts and beliefs is an illusion. Suppose you believed yourself to be a frog. Really believed it. Would you be a frog? No, that would be an illusion of thought, of belief. You are what you are. Remember the Biblical Scripture "I am that I am"? That is a clear reference that you are not what you 'think' you are. You are what you are, beyond the identity structures of belief.

Think in terms of a larger, spiritual, reality. One of consciousness and being, not just the physicality of this human experience.

It's like your dreams when you sleep. You believe the dream while in it, no matter how bizarre. You are conscious of the dream while in the dream and assume it to be real. But when you awake, the illusion of the dream as reality soon disappears. You the dreamer simply awake to the greater reality of your current human existence. Why fret for the dream identity. You are much more than that. There is a much larger reality that we will all one day awake back into that will put the human experience into the context of the exploratory adventure that it is. Tolle's teaching is simply to awake to a measure of that larger reality while still in the human experience. It's all good.

Don't panic. You're fine. You are what you are as a conscious being. And that is an eternal reality. There is far more to Life as a whole than this human experience. And you will know it as a self aware consciousness in due time. Let go of your fears and concerns. Go have some fun. Explore. Play around. Life is too important to be taken seriously.

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Re: Hurted by teachings Eckhart Tolle

Post by Dcdc » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:52 pm

Webwanderer wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:09 pm
Self isn't an illusion. Identification with our human thoughts and beliefs is an illusion.
That's it. Gold answer.

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Re: Hurted by teachings Eckhart Tolle

Post by turiya » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:40 am

Webwanderer wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:09 pm
Life is too important to be taken seriously.
Yes! :D
“We ourselves are not an illusory part of Reality; rather are we Reality itself illusorily conceived.” - Wei Wu Wei

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Re: Hurted by teachings Eckhart Tolle

Post by ime223 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:06 pm

I just want to get rid of all that forever and return to normal way of thinking and living. How can i live normally if i believe that reality is illusion? That self is false and so on..

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Re: Hurted by teachings Eckhart Tolle

Post by Webwanderer » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:28 pm

ime223 wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:06 pm
I just want to get rid of all that forever and return to normal way of thinking and living. How can i live normally if i believe that reality is illusion? That self is false and so on..
You can 'live normally' when you don't care whether it's illusion or not. In fairness, you don't know for sure anyway. Almost no one does know what it actually means or how it works. Stop caring about it. It's far more belief than understood reality. Have some fun and make the most of the moment whatever it holds. You seem to be caught up in mental gymnastics. You don't have to play the game - so don't.

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