Awakening to Inner Purpose

On Monday, Oprah and Eckhart Tolle will cover the last of the chapters in the book - A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life's Purpose on their weekly live web cast. For nine weeks millions have been riveted to the discussion of this book. I find it fascinating so many all over the world are involved in this effort. What an incredible and unprecedented experience to be part of!

Chapter 9 - the next to the last chapter is titled "Your Inner Purpose," and here are some parts I underlined in my text:

You inner purpose is to awaken. It is as simple as that...

Your outer purpose can change over time...Finding and living in alignment with the inner purpose is the foundation for fulfilling your outer purpose...

Awakening is a shift in consciousness in which thinking and awareness separate...

Whenever you become anxious or stressed, outer purpose has taken over, and you lose sight of your inner purpose. You have forgotten that your state of consciousness is primary, all else secondary...

The present moment is always small in the sense that it is always simple, but concealed within it lies the greatest power...Only when you align yourself with the present moment do you have access to that power...Anxiety, stress, and negativity cut you off from that power...

Through the present moment you have access to the power of life itself...

When you meet with people...give them your fullest attention. You are no longer there primarily as a person, but as a field of awareness...

Doing unfolds...more powerfully when the dimension of Being is acknowledged and so becomes primary...

Your entire life journey ultimately consists of the step you are taking at this moment. There is always only this one step, and so you give it your fullest attention...This step is primary, the destination is secondary...What the future holds for you depends on your state of consciousness now...

When doing becomes infused with the timeless quality of Being, that is success...

The essence of you who are is consciousness...

Dedication to the inner purpose of awakening changes...your life...For some people there is a sudden or gradual break with their past: their work, living situation, relationships - everything undergoes profound change. Some of the change may be initiated by themselves...This is what I have to do. The decision arrives ready-made...

Other kinds of change may suddenly come to you from without. A chance meeting brings new opportunity and expansion into your life...Some relationships dissolve, others deepen...

Some changes may look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge...

Much to ponder in this chapter. But then, that has been true of every chapter!

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