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When You're Truly Yourself, You No Longer Insist You've Got to Be You

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Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

A number plate reads something like “got2beme” or “haf2beme.” I know nothing about the owner, just a car I was behind the other day.

But it set me to questioning: Who is the "me" that we've “got to be?”

I suggest that the "me" many of us believe we have to be is a concept of ourselves we carry around in our head.

It isn't who we actually are in our essence.

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Letting Go of "Doing" and Discover the Energy of BEING

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Spiritual Insight from Eckhart Tolle's Stillness Speaks

When we are trying to grow, the tendency is to get into a lot of “doing.” It may take the form of activity, prayer and meditation, or trying to control our thoughts.

No amount of effort that’s coming from the need to “do something” because we feel inadequate is ever truly transformative.

Oh, you may make some cosmetic changes—effort can accomplish that. But the fulfillment you are seeking will elude you.

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Has Your Ego Been Replaced by Your True Self?

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Spiritual Insight from Eckhart Tolle's Stillness Speaks

Every painful situation that arises in our lives is an opportunity to discover more fully who we really are.

But usually we resist instead of opening ourselves up to the experience of awakening to our authentic self.

Now that he’s at death’s door, the pilot who is stranded with the Little Prince in the middle of the Sahara Desert finally gives up his resistance.

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Bring Stillness in the Lives of the Children in Your Life

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Spiritual Insight from Eckhart Tolle's Stillness Speaks

Little children are capable of great stillness. Though we think of them as noisy and highly active, all of this boisterousness springs from a backdrop of stillness.

Pretty soon, though, as children grow they no longer take time to just sit, ponder, and be. They learn to be anxious in the way adults are. That’s when troublesome behavior tends to arise.

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When Everything Seems to Be Going Wrong and You Feel Utterly Hopeless

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Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

No matter how awful a situation is, if you once realize the death of your egoic identity you are experiencing in this painful situation is the opening to the restoration of the authentic self you once were as a little child, you can stop resisting and simply allow.

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How Our True Self Comes Alive

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Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

When life throws us an emotional curveball that knocks us off our perch, the pain can be excruciating. If it happens again and again, it can all but knock us out.At such times, it feels like we are dying.

And in a very real sense, we are. Our whole self-concept collapses in on itself, and we are left to reinvent ourselves when we feel least capable of doing so.

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How to Find Peace in the Middle of Life's Hectic Pace

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Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

Our modern world is in one huge rush, and it’s taking a toll on our health, our state of mind, our relationships, our fellow creatures, and our planet as a whole.

The underlying reason for this rushed way of going about life is a need the mind has to escape any semblance of stillness or silence.

This might seem strange, given that most people like to kick back and take it easy or even go on vacation and put their feet up for a while.

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How to Find Peace in the Middle of Life's Hectic Pace

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Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

Our modern world is in one huge rush, and it’s taking a toll on our health, our state of mind, our relationships, our fellow creatures, and our planet as a whole.

The underlying reason for this rushed way of going about life is a need the mind has to escape any semblance of stillness or silence.

This might seem strange, given that most people like to kick back and take it easy or even go on vacation and put their feet up for a while.

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Why Many Who Think of Themselves as "Seekers" Never Find

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Spiritual Insight from the Story of The Little Prince

The image of express trains racing by, chasing one another and also going in opposite directions, with only the children looking out the windows while the adults yawn or sleep, is an apt depiction of how many in the modern world race through their day without every really being present.

The human appetite for the “next thing” is rapacious. I almost said “voracious,” until I considered the difference between the meanings of these two words.

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