I’ve been rereading The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle all summer. Last night I came across this passage: “Identified with the mind…you get your sense of who you are from things that ultimately have nothing to do with who you are: your social role, possessions, external appearnce, successes and failure, belief systems, and so on. This false, mind-made self, the ego, feels vulnerable…”
Key word “vulnerable.” I read the passage over and over until it sunk completely in. Of course what Tolle means is that each of us is more than our bodies, minds, and egos. We are spiritual beings in a physical world. And if we just stay in touch with that, we’ll be okay. Because, despite whatever is going on in our lives, our spirit is always fine, always perfect, just as it is. Whether we get a book deal or not.