Published on May 23, 2024 12:00 AM

The Unobserved Mind Leads to Suffering

In this episode Eckhart talks to an audience in New York City. He reminds them of life’s fleeting nature and that in eighty or ninety years the names of the people lit up by the bright lights of Broadway will be gone. Success, fame and fortune do not provide immunity from what Eckhart calls the burden of self... the identity we fabricate from our problems...including health, careers, finances and relationships. Eckhart explains that the greatest source of suffering is not just created by the mind...but by our unobserved thoughts. They drift in and out of our awareness and we believe them without question. Over time, we weave them into a sad story called my life and we become victim to these narratives. Eckhart explains that we cannot go through life without challenges. He explains even if we are awakened spiritually, difficulties will continue. However, the difference is that we will no longer turn adversity into suffering. We have the awareness to liberate ourselves from the shackles of our thinking.

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