Friday, February 4, 2011

How It Is

"Well, right now, this is how it is. I can either accept it, or make myself miserable." The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. (Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth, p. 96)

There are many people who are always waiting for the next thing to react against, to feel annoyed or disturbed about - and it never takes long before they find it. (Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth, p. 65)

... a grievance [is] the baggage of old thought and emotion.
(Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth, p. 66)

When you complain, by implication you are right and the person or situation you complain about or react against is wrong. There is nothing that strengthens the ego more than being right. (Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth, p. 67)
4/Feb/2011 7:50

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