I’m always amazed and thankful to Eckhart Tolle for his wonderful capacity to actually describe the subtleties of what is going on inside our frantic brains and hearts. Even more amazed that his work has gained traction in our attention-deficit tea party culture.
I find this little video from him hilarious. It helps us to pay attention to — shine a light on — our own skulking “pain body” — which likes to hide out until it can create and feed on yet another repetitive drama (of suffering).
Once we gain conscious awareness of our pain body as a distinct, albeit sludgy, icky, yucky, snarky so-called “self,” we can dissolve it as a hilarious hanger-on from the past that we slough off time and again until it finally gives up.