Story Shot 10, by Brian R. Wright PDF Version, 19 November 2020
“You already have it [“peace beyond understanding”].
Your mind is just making too much noise.”
— Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now (1999)
Where I left it in II was with a passage from the PON on the practice of keeping some of the attention for all your daily actions in your inner body, so as never to lose touch with your own Field.
What you’ll find is that if you’ve been used to ‘mind’ running on automatic, as I have, for years, it’s quite difficult to change your ways… to keep your attention partly always into your living, breathing body. Stick with it, the noise-reducing result is well worth the clock time. You’ll start feeling life. Presence power.
A side benefit is you won’t be frequently wondering what you went upstairs for. J
The inner body attention retention practice is on page 97.
Tolle describes a few other spiritual practices in the PON:
- Simply ‘watching the thinker’ — pg 15. Tends to stop it, thus the noise.
- Give full attention to a task — pg 17. Also gives ‘mind’ a quiet rest.
- Focusing consciousness on a feeling — pg 33. No judgment, again mind rests.
- Listen to the silence between sounds — pg 85. Portal to Being, deep quiet.
- Going into the inner body — pg 93. The deep sea beneath the waves.
- Flooding your body with consciousness — pg 103. Bestows silent, alert waiting.
- Be aware of the space surrounding things — pg 113. The Field, ref. Thrive II.