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“The ego could be defined simply in this way: a dysfunctional relationship with the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle

Night SkyWhat thoughts take you out of the present moment?  For me, when I experience thoughts of fear I find it easy to lose focus on what I’m doing, my attention completely taken up by the train of thought.  I was listening to Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth today and the following passage spoke so truly that it brought me right out of my thinking mind and into the present moment experience.  May it do the same for you:

The most important, the primordial relationship in your life is your relationship with the Now, or rather with whatever form the Now takes, that is to say, what is or what happens.  If your relationship with the Now is dysfunctional, that dysfunction will be reflected in every relationship and every situation you encounter. The ego could be defined simply in this way: a dysfunctional relationship with the present moment. It is at this moment that you can decide what kind of relationship you want to have with the present moment. (Tolle)

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11 thoughts on ““The ego could be defined simply in this way: a dysfunctional relationship with the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle

  1. Well I have been addicted to this guy in the past week. I was listening to his webinar with Oprah yesterday and was thinking to write about him on my blog.

    I have not written for a while as there is a lot of noise in my head or as he calls it voices in my head. I like the concept of being in present and whenever I am,I am really happy.

    You know what! just got an idea to write..:)

    • I am so glad! Whenever I listen or read anything by Eckhart I am brought more fully into the present. And that is where creativity comes from, not thoughts in the head, but the present moment! I highly recommend his book “A New Earth,” it totally changed my awareness and ability to be present!

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