Words reduce reality to something the human mind can grasp, which isn’t very much. (Eckhart Tolle)
Quotes from the Tao Te Ching on holding nothing back in life and on changing the world

In the seeing of who you are not, the reality of who you are emerges by itself. (Eckhart Tolle)

When you think of “I”, what exactly are you referring to? Are you the name assigned to you by your parents? What significance is found in those letters and sounds?

Does “I” refer to your life situation or possessions? What happens when this changes? Are you no longer you?

Does “I” refer to your body, your looks, or your image? If so, what happens when you age—when every cell in your body is replaced by new cells every 7 to 10 years? Everything about your physicality will be different, so who is the “I” that remains?

Are you the voice in your head? Doesn’t this voice mostly repeat the words, expressions, and beliefs of your society? What percentage of your thoughts are original, and who creates your original thoughts?

Are you your memories or plans? Who then is the entity observing those memories and making those plans?

What remains after the recognition that “I” is none of these things?

You are consciousness itself; otherwise called the soul, spirit, or awareness. “I am” is beyond physical form. What is true, real, and therefore unchanging about you dwells in the realm of empty space. Your mind and body emerge from nothing in birth, you will return to it in death, and all through this dream of life, inside your cells, you are filled with empty space (99.999999999999%).

You are the incomprehensible mystery of life, pure being, perfect love, consciousness, spirit—and so am I. It is in this recognition of truth that we are one, just as everything is one. Form is not the ultimate reality; merely consciousness playing—a beautiful illusion which can be enjoyed by infusing it with the truth about who you are.

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