In 2008, Erika Skyped in from a military base in Landstuhl, Germany, to say that her family had recently decided to stop attending church because the behavior there hadn't been lining up with the teaching. Sometimes, she said, a voice in her head criticized that decision, making her feel guilty. What she was experiencing, Eckhart said, was conditioned thinking, and to free herself of the ego, she had to create a space of awareness between herself and the thoughts.
Now, it's six years later, and Erika has since moved back to the United States. Has she been able to maintain the practice of mindful thinking? Watch to find out!