ECKHART TOLLE ~ A NEW EARTH ~ 2005

~ UYKTBMBTWO-TE-YWRI-IWTYIIWI-AAA ~ Unless You Know The Basic Mechanics Behind The Workings Of – The Ego – You Won’t Recognize It – And – It Will Trick You Into Identifying With It – Again And Again

~ WKT-S-CCS-GITFTTTFYTTDW ~ What Keeps The – So-Called Consumer Society – Going Is The Fact That Trying To Find Yourself Through Things Doesn’t Work

~ AAECC ~ Awareness And Ego Cannot Coexist

~ TPEPTYRTMSIO-A-MATI-TTBTSPTAAIY-B-TYAUOUTDWY-ITS-YHMTLFYE ~ The Particular Egoic Patterns That You React To Most Strongly In Others – And – Misperceive As Their Identity – Tend To Be The Same Patterns That Are Also In You – But – That You Are Unable Or Unwilling To Detect Within Yourself – In That Sense – You Have Much To Learn From Your Enemies

~ TEAWSFOPOS-TIAAHA-AASO- ‘NEY’ -O-IAL-TNTBF-IU-PAS-TGWIW-AEWIS-IINSFL ~ The Ego Always Wants Something From Other People Or Situations – There Is Always A Hidden Agenda – Always A Sense Of – “Not Enough Yet” – Of – Insufficiency And Lack – That Needs To Be Filled – It Uses – People And Situations – To Get What It Wants – And Even When It Succeeds – It Is Never Satisfied For Long

~ TPCOUINTSBYTAI ~ The Primary Cause Of Unhappiness Is Never The Situation But Your Thoughts About It

~ RTBY-TAE-B-TABT ~ Rather Than Being Your – Thoughts And Emotions – Be – The Awareness Behind Them

~ TECSASCS ~ The Ego Creates Separation And Separation Creates Suffering

~ NEHITPTCPYFBPN ~ Nothing Ever Happened In The Past That Can Prevent You From Being Present Now

~ VUP-ETOE-TIRIO ~ Very Unconscious People – Experience Their Own Ego – Through Its Reflection In Others

~ WYRT-WYRTIOIAIY(ASOIY)-YBTBAOYOE-ATS-YMART-YWDTOWYTOWDTY ~ When You Realize That – What You React To In Others Is Also In You (And Sometimes Only In You) – You Begin To Become Aware Of Your Own Ego – At That Stage – You May Also Realize That – You Were Doing To Others What You Thought Others Were Doing To You

~ ATGTIAIYLITFFAA-WYTTWIWFY-YAWFTW-YAWIB-DDYTYASATYHNTG-YCRWYDG ~ Acknowledging The Good That Is Already In Your Life Is The Foundation For All Abundance – Whatever You Think The World Is Withholding From You – You Are Withholding From The World – You Are Withholding It Because – Deep Down You Think You Are Small And That You Have Nothing To Give – You Cannot Receive What You Don’t Give

~ TDTMTPMIYFITEOTE ~ The Decision To Make The Present Moment Into Your Friend Is The End Of The Ego

~ TINTYCDA-A-WYDWB-TE-TTA-AOE-TI-AIMPP-ATMIMIAB-IOA-YATCOATYM-OTMIOWAAOEPIL-ATTTLUTTI ~ There Is Nothing That You Can Do About – Awakening – Whatever You Do Will Be – The Ego – Trying To Add – Awakening Or Enlightenment – To Itself – As Its Most Prized Possession – And Thereby Making Itself More Important And Bigger – Instead Of Awakening – You Add The Concept Of Awakening To Your Mind – Or The Mental Image Of What An Awakened Or Enlightened Person Is Like – And Then Try To Live Up To That Image

~ WYM-TPM-IO-PAF-TFPOYL-YATEWYD-AWITQOYL-ID ~ When You Make – The Present Moment – Instead Of – Past And Future – The Focal Point Of Your Life – Your Ability To Enjoy What You Do — And With It The Quality Of Your Life — Increases Dramatically

~ YDHTWFS-‘M’-TCIYL-STYCFEWYD-TIMMI-J-TYWEN ~ You Don’t Have To Wait For Something – “Meaningful” – To Come Into Your Life– So That You Can Finally Enjoy What You Do – There Is More Meaning In – Joy – Than You Will Ever Need

~ J-DNCF-WYD-IFI-WYD-ATITWFDWY ~ Joy – Does Not Come From – What You Do – It Flows Into – What You Do – And Thus Into This World From Deep Within You

~ YWEAAIWYAFP-AATINJ-AMTAE ~ You Will Enjoy Any Activity In Which You Are Fully Present – Any Activity That Is Not Just – A Means To An End

ECKHART TOLLE ~ STILLNESS SPEAKS ~ 2003

~ THC:LIT ~ The Human Condition: Lost In Thought

~ MPSTELIWTCOTOT-TNGBA-N-M-M-PSOS-TICBTP ~ Most People Spend Their Entire Life Imprisoned Within The Confines Of Their Own Thoughts – They Never Go Beyond A – Narrow – Mind-Made – Personalized Sense Of Self – That Is Conditioned By The Past

~ TIADOCFDTT-IITVEOWYA-WMCI-P-A-TUC ~ There Is A Dimension Of Consciousness Far Deeper Than Thought – It Is The Very Essence Of Who You Are – We May Call It – Presence – Awareness – The Unconditioned Consciousness

~ THM-IIDT-K/U/C-MIOAVFTT ~ The Human Mind – In Its Desire To – Know / Understand / Control – Mistakes Its Opinions And Viewpoints For The Truth

~ TTMIAUAPT-B-IIAVLWITOYLC-WYDRTIIOASAOTCTYA ~ The Thinking Mind Is A Useful And Powerful Tool – But – It Is Also Very Limiting When It Takes Over Your Life Completely – When You Don’t Realize That It Is Only A Small Aspect Of The Consciousness That You Are

~ W-INAPOT-TDKTIWATTSAO-GSOSYFA-AIPI-CI ~ Wisdom – Is Not A Product Of Thought – The Deep Knowing That Is Wisdom Arises Through The Simple Act Of – Giving Someone Or Something Your Full Attention – Attention Is Primordial Intelligence – Consciousness Itself

~ WITBD?-IWT ~ What Is This Basic Delusion? – Identification With Thought

~ POAK-I-TYAIW-TTM-IM-YDSTOHBA-BOYOCOTHB-TRTAOAHBTACIAAFOV ~ Prejudice Of Any Kind – Implies – That You Are Identified With – The Thinking Mind – It Means – You Don’t See The Other Human Being Anymore – But Only Your Own Concept Of That Human Being – To Reduce The Aliveness Of Another Human Being To A Concept Is Already A Form Of Violence

~ BAEWTSO-‘NK’-TTYB-M-BTMIATTCAI-IIAO-NK-WYCBAEW-NK-YHAGBTM-ADKTIN-CTAOOTS ~ Become At Ease With The State Of – “Not Knowing” – This Takes You Beyond – Mind – Because The Mind Is Always Trying To Conclude And Interpret – It Is Afraid Of Not Knowing – When You Can Be At Ease With – Not Knowing – You Have Already Gone Beyond The Mind – A Deeper Knowing That Is Non-Conceptual Then Arises Out Of That State

~ T-‘I’-TINSFL-IIA-M-MSOWYA-CBTP-A-STFIFITF ~ The – “I” – That Is Never Satisfied For Long – It Is A – Mind-Made Sense Of Who You Are – Conditioned By The Past – And – Seeking To Find Its Fulfillment In The Future

~ WYLT-TE-YA-RTPMTAMTAE-YLFTF ~ When You Live Through – The Ego – You Always – Reduce The Present Moment To A Means To An End – You Live For The Future

~ WYGMAT-TD-TT-TFR-TYWTATI-YB-TOEC-Y-D-TBNOAGDME-BIM-F-A-J ~ When You Give More Attention To – The Doing – Than To – The Future Result – That You Want To Achieve Through It – You Break – The Old Egoic Conditioning – Your Doing – Then Becomes Not Only A Great Deal More Effective – But Infinitely More – Fulfilling – And – Joyful

~ CAR-A-FMP-TWTESI-FMP-ALPOTM-EACO-CARATOT ~ Complaining And Reactivity – Are – Favorite Mind Patterns – Through Which The Ego Strengthens Itself – For Many People – A Large Part Of Their Mental-Emotional Activity Consists Of – Complaining And Reacting Against This Or That

~ IYDWP-CYDSFOE-SOI-TT?-YALA-TE-WLTC ~ In Your Dealings With People – Can You Detect Subtle Feelings Of Either – Superiority Or Inferiority – Toward Them? – You Are Looking At – The Ego – Which Lives Through Comparison

~ TEIDOCAFOM-IWGAA-IAEF-YCSYFSOSTSYA-MUTBLOMITSE ~ The Ego’s Identity Depends On Comparison And Feeds On More – It Will Grasp At Anything – If All Else Fails – You Can Strengthen Your Fictitious Sense Of Self Through Seeing Yourself As – More Unfairly Treated By Life Or More Ill Than Someone Else

~ BITVSO-TES-IANT-O-R-A-E-TMTSOSOWICSD-STI-‘M’-AT-‘O’-‘U’-A-‘T’~ Built Into The Very Structure Of – The Egoic Self – Is A Need To – Oppose – Resist – And – Exclude – To Maintain The Sense Of Separateness On Which Its Continued Survival Depends – So There Is – “Me” – Against The – “Other” – “Us” – Against – “Them”

~ TE-NTBICW-SOS ~ The Ego – Needs To Be In Conflict With – Something Or Someone

~ TOM-N-ITOTYCNEF-TOCFIYL-NMWH-OTIC:IAN This One Moment – Now – Is The Only Thing You Can Never Escape From – The One Constant Factor In Your Life – No Matter What Happens – One Thing Is Certain: It’s Always Now

~ STINEF-TN-WNWI-BFWI? ~ Since There Is No Escape From – The Now – Why Not Welcome It – Become Friendly With It?

~ DYTTMAIIWAOTBO?-DYFYH-AFMTGT-TIMI? ~ Do You Treat This Moment As If It Were An Obstacle To Be Overcome? – Do You Feel You Have – A Future Moment To Get To – That Is More Important?

~ FTAWYB-TAYI-TN~ Feel The Aliveness Within Your Body – That Anchors You In – The Now

~ T-N-IDT-WHII-IITSIWIH ~ The Now – Is Deeper Than – What Happens In It – It Is The Space In Which It Happens

~ YFP-NB-RTCOYL-B-BRWYAATDL ~ You Find Peace – Not By – Rearranging The Circumstances Of Your Life – But – By Realizing Who You Are At The Deepest Level

~ YCFYITPOF-TOPWYCFYII-TN ~ You Cannot Find Yourself In The Past Or Future – The Only Place Where You Can Find Yourself Is In – The Now

~ ALA-TE-RYL-MOY-T-E-A-A-AF-DAF-IR-YTE-WOFS-FTOP ~ As Long As – The Ego – Runs Your Life – Most Of Your – Thoughts – Emotions – And – Actions – Arise From – Desire And Fear – In Relationships – You Then Either – Want Or Fear Something – From The Other Person

~ WYMTPMTFPOYA-IOUIAAMTAE-YGBTE-A-BTUCTUPA-AMTAE-TEBS-E ~ When You Make The Present Moment The Focal Point Of Your Attention — Instead Of Using It As A Means To An End — You Go Beyond The Ego – And – Beyond The Unconscious Compulsion To Use People As – A Means To An End – The End Being Self-Enhancement

~ L-DNWOF-A ~ Love – Does Not Want Or Fear – Anything

~ U-OC-TIN-O-A-YAAM-Y ~ Ultimately – Of Course –There Is No – Other – And – You Are Always Meeting – Yourself

~ UMPTTCTAESBMTC-BBAOTATH ~ Unconscious Mind Patterns Tend To Come To An End Simply By Making Them Conscious – By Becoming Aware Of Them As They Happen

ECKHART TOLLE ~ THE POWER OF NOW ~ 1999

~ TW-E-CUTIOS-SA-ATELTKITW-B-IISYNSOFOW-B-YTNBNAF ~ The Word – Enlightenment – Conjures Up The Idea Of Some – Superhuman Accomplishment – And The Ego Likes To Keep It That Way – But – It Is Simply Your Natural State Of Felt Oneness With – Being – Your True Nature Beyond Name And Form

~ ‘IT’-‘TIA’-TMBE-TE-T-W-B-A-I-W-T ~ “I Think – Therefore I Am” – The Most Basic Error – To Equate – Thinking – With – Being – And – Identity – With – Thinking

~ ACA-TM-S-SOF-IET-A-ITFAASF-TJOB ~ All Cravings Are – The Mind – Seeking – Salvation Or Fulfillment – In External Things – And – In The Future As A Substitute For – The Joy Of Being

~ DTB-F-O-E-ISACFFOCI-TF ~ Desire To Become – Free – Or – Enlightened – Is Just Another Craving For Fulfillment Or Completion In – The Future

~ TM-ASTD-TN-ATEFI-B-ICFARICW-T-WI-PAF-SIPTT-N-AT ~ The Mind – Always Seeks To Deny – The Now – And To Escape From It – Because – It Cannot Function And Remain In Control Without – Time – Which Is – Past And Future – So It Perceives The – Timeless – Now – As Threatening

~ A-TA-W-TPM-C-AI-AIYHCI ~ Accept — Than Act – Whatever – The Present Moment – Contains – Accept It As If You Had Chosen It

~ YCACW-TPM-B-YCCWSTIO-AMP-YCCW-TF ~ You Can Always Cope With – The Present Moment – But – You Cannot Cope With Something That Is Only – A Mind Projection — You Cannot Cope With – The Future

~ BOIPN-A-DEDM-TE-IVVAI-A-ISIACUT-T-BTW-ITC-EITEIOVC ~ Because Of Its Phantom Nature – And – Despite Elaborate Defense Mechanisms – The Ego – Is Very Vulnerable And Insecure – And – It Sees Itself As Constantly Under Threat – This – By The Way – Is The Case – Even If The Ego Is Outwardly Very Confident

~ F-SHMC-B-UAFITEFO-D-A-TTE-DIAJATC ~ Fear – Seems To Have Many Causes – But – Ultimately – All Fear Is The Ego’s Fear Of – Death – Annihilation – To The Ego – Death Is Always Just Around The Corner

~ TBMOTUS:IWM-WCAFS-TE-AASFYTSRIB ~ The Basic Mechanics Of The Unconscious State: Identification With The Mind – Which Creates A False Self – The Ego – As A Substitute For Your True Self Rooted In Being

~ TH-II-IND-IIAWT-DSIWYSYSII-A-MIFWYA-ITB-TEM-A-TOYWL ~ The Mind – In Itself – Is Not Dysfunctional – It Is A Wonderful Tool – Dysfunction Sets In When You Seek Your Self In It – And – Mistake It For Who You Are – It Then Becomes – The Egoic Mind – And – Takes Over Your Whole Life

~ T-EP-ITSWWYWLU-TOFTRC-LIN ~ The – Eternal Present – Is The Space Within Which Your Whole Life Unfolds – The One Factor That Remains Constant – Life Is Now

~ N-ITOPTCTYB-TLCOTM-IIYOPOAITTAFROB ~ Now – Is The Only Point That Can Take You Beyond – The Limited Confines Of The Mind – It Is Your Only Point Of Access Into The Timeless And Formless Realm Of Being

~ TRWSPLTEIDA-IFTI-TN-TIAS-TI-FOT-FOP-FOT-FOTBOTP ~ The Reason Why Some People Love To Engage In Dangerous Activities – It Forces Them Into – The Now — That Intensely Alive State – That Is – Free Of Time – Free Of Problems – Free Of Thinking – Free Of The Burden Of The Personality

~ TMYRYA-NP-YAP-WYAATOYM-YANLTII-AFHCI-STINOTM:TWP ~ The Moment You Realize You Are – Not Present – You Are Present – Whenever You Are Able To Observe Your Mind – You Are No Longer Trapped In It – Another Factor Has Come In – Something That Is Not Of The Mind: The Witnessing Presence

~ U/A/T/S/W-AFOF-ACB-TMF-A-NE-P ~ Unease / Anxiety / Tension / Stress / Worry – All Forms Of Fear – Are Caused By – Too Much Future – And – Not Enough – Presence

~ G/R/R/G/S/B-A-AFO-N-F-ACB-TMP-A-NEP ~ Guilt / Regret / Resentment / Grievances / Sadness / Bitterness – And – All Forms Of – Non-Forgiveness – Are Caused By – Too Much Past – And – Not Enough Presence

~ TMYATT-TN-YF-AP-AS-AP-YNLDOTFFFAS-YDLTIFS ~ The Moment Your Attention Turns To – The Now – You Feel – A Presence – A Stillness – A Peace – You No Longer Depend On The Future For Fulfillment And Satisfaction — You Don’t Look To It For Salvation

~ AYS?-AYSB-GTTF-T-TPIRT-AMOGT? ~ Are You Stressed? – Are You So Busy – Getting To The Future – That – The Present Is Reduced To – A Means Of Getting There?

~ S-ICB-B-‘H’-B-WTB-‘T’-O-BI-TP-B-WTBI-TF ~ Stress – Is Caused By – Being – “Here” – But – Wanting To Be – “There” – Or – Being In – The Present – But – Wanting To Be In – The Future

~ OTPCFYOTP ~ Only The Present Can Free You Of The Past

~ TKYA-TBUTT-TSUTMN-TLAJUTP-I-F/S/E ~ To Know Yourself As – The Being Underneath The Thinker – The Stillness Underneath The Mental Noise – The Love And Joy Underneath The Pain – Is – Freedom / Salvation / Enlightenment

~ TOTICWEC-DNMUATFOAGSA-AAFA-ALAYDT-ALAYTTEFTOWTTWD-TWOODNOU-AYRTITS-WWRTSODF ~ The Opportunity That Is Concealed Within Every Crisis – Does Not Manifest Until All The Facts Of Any Given Situation Are – Acknowledged And Fully Accepted – As Long As You Deny Them – As Long As You Try To Escape From Them Or Wish That Things Were Different – The Window Of Opportunity Does Not Open Up – And You Remain Trapped Inside That Situation – Which Will Remain The Same Or Deteriorate Further

~ THBMPFW-L-L-I-O-P-IWF-TOTBTGT-ITTT-LGO-FS-IASE-DGAD-IGT-D-H-A-C-IMTMR ~ There Have Been Many People For Whom – Limitation – Failure – Loss – Illness – Or – Pain In Whatever Form – Turned Out To Be Their Greatest Teacher – It Taught Them To – Let Go Of – False Self-Images And Superficial Ego-Dictated Goals And Desires – It Gave Them – Depth – Humility – And – Compassion – It Made Them More Real

~ E-I-TUM-TRYLWYAN-P-ATWC-TW ~ Ego – Is – The Unobserved Mind – That Runs Your Life When You Are Not – Present – As The Witnessing Consciousness – The Watcher

~ TE-PIAASFIAHU-WNRICTAOB-SBOE-WIESAAPTOWIWATUFIOE ~ The Ego – Perceives Itself As A Separate Fragment In A Hostile Universe – With No Real Inner Connection To Any Other Being – Surrounded By Other Egos – Which It Either Sees As A Potential Threat Or Which It Will Attempt To Use For Its Own Ends

~ T-BEP-ADTCIO-D-SFASOL-TA:R/C/P/G/D/A ~ The – Basic Ego Patterns – Are Designed To Combat Its Own – Deep-Seated Fear And Sense Of Lack – They Are: Resistance / Control / Power / Greed / Defense / Attack

~ SO-TES-AEC-Y-TNTSAOIP-SB-TE-I-ITP ~ Some Of – The Ego’s Strategies – Are Extremely Clever – Yet – They Never Truly Solve Any Of Its Problems – Simply Because – The Ego – Itself – Is The Problem

~ AO-WI-IFYF-MI-A-TRYW-B-RI-TM ~ Acceptance Of – What Is – Immediately Frees You From – Mind Identification – And – Thus Reconnects You With – Being – Resistance Is – The Mind

~ A – ‘B’ -THIYL-UIFE-LIFYIIP-MA-ASWH ~ Anything – “Bad” – That Happens In Your Life — Use It For Enlightenment – Let It Force You Into Intense Present-Moment Awareness – And See What Happens

~ SDNDIIWYMIU ~ Suffering Does Not Diminish In Intensity When You Make It Unconscious

~ WYDEP-EYDOT-AWAYR-BCWI ~ When You Deny Emotional Pain – Everything You Do Or Think – As Well As Your Relationships – Become Contaminated With It

~ WTI-NWO-TISA-AWT ~ When There Is – No Way Out – There Is Still Always – A Way Through

~ TM-CAIIB-TP-ASTR-CWIKAIFW-EIIIP-ALIIF-TUID ~ The Mind – Conditioned As It Is By – The Past – Always Seeks To Re-Create What It Knows And Is Familiar With – Even If It Is Painful – At Least It Is Familiar – The Unknown Is Dangerous

~ WY-S-T-WI-ASB-FP-TPCTHAP-YDNNIA-P-ITK-TN-ITK ~ When You – Surrender – To – What Is – And So Become – Fully Present – The Past Ceases To Have Any Power – You Do Not Need It Anymore – Presence – Is The Key – The Now – Is The Key

SAMUEL ARBESMAN ~ OVERCOMPLICATED ~ 2016

~ WTTE ~ Welcome To The Entanglement

~ E-AWBSTBMAMC-TIAGDBHWIOSTA-A-HTADA ~ Entanglement – As We Build Systems That Become More And More Complicated – There Is A Greater Divergence Between How We Intend Our Systems To Act – And – How They Actually Do Act

~ WCSAOIRTSTAA-OTHBDF-TCCBALITFOTU ~ While Complicated Systems Are Often Incredibly Robust To Shocks That Are Anticipated – Ones They Have Been Designed For – Their Complexity Can Be A Liability In The Face Of The Unanticipated

~ WATUACS-WMDTPR-OLOD-AWTLAI ~ When Attempting To Understand A Complex System – We Must Determine The Proper Resolution – Or Level Of Detail – At Which To Look At It

~ COUP ~ Complications Of Unknown Purpose

~ WWIRTATCOAOKTA ~ We Will Increasingly Require The Ability To Connect One Area Of Knowledge To Another

~ WHWT-WMHHWR-A-CWF ~ Walking Humbly With Technology – We Must Have Humility Without Reverence – And – Curiosity Without Fear

~ BATPUTHOTIJIOE;IHIUAUPTOT ~ Being Able To Peek Underneath The Hood Of Technology Isn’t Just Interesting Or Educational; It Helps Inoculate Us Against Unhealthy Perspective Toward Our Technologies