Thursday, April 03, 2008

Eckhart Tolle's Awakened Doing 1
or 'what am I going to do with the rest of my life when I grow up'

Awakened doing is the alignment of your outer purpose­ - what you do – with your inner purpose – awakening and staying awake.

Through awakened doing, you become one with the outgoing purpose of the universe. Consciousness flows through you into this world. It flows into your thoughts and inspires them. It flows into what you do and guides and empowers it.

Not what you do, but how you do what you do determines whether you are fulfilling your destiny. And how you do what you do is determined by your state of consciousness.

A reversal of your priorities comes about when the main purpose for doing what you do becomes the doing itself, or rather, the current of consciousness that flows into what you do. That current of consciousness is what determines quality.

Another way of putting it: In any situation and in whatever you do, your state of consciousness is the primary factor; the situation and what you do is secondary.

“Future” success is dependent upon and inseparable from the consciousness out of which the actions emanate. That can be either the reactive force of the ego or the alert attention of awakened consciousness. All truly successful action comes out of that field of alert attention, rather than from ego and conditioned, unconscious thinking.

from A New Earth (formatting changed for emphasis)

1 comment:

Justina said...

Eckhart Tolle's books have changed my life.
I am slowly but surely realizing more and more about myself, the world, and others.
Things aren't so bad.
The mind would like to make you think they are,but believe me, they aren't. You'll see what I mean someday...If you haven't already.