Ahhh!!! this is hands down one of the best, most enlightening conversations I've listened to during this time.
A fan of Eckhart Tolle since I first watched him he and Oprah host one of the first online sessions taking us through his book "A New Earth"
Did you watch too?
During this pandemic, I found my way back to Eckhart's teaching. It is one of the few spaces where, when I listen to him speak, I tap into a sense of calm and peace like no other. (I highly recommend his Youtube channel)
And this conversation between he and Russell Brand just brings so much understanding, clarity & peace to both Sean & I right now.
We were getting into the habit of tuning into the news in the morning, as one might understandably do to stay up to date with all the latest during a pandemic + intense global crisis, however we noticed that this ritual was starting our day in a high state of stress + fear.
Now during our daily coffee time, we've been listening to this 2 hour conversation in 15 min increments, to process all that Eckhart is sharing & honestly to savor it as I don't want to the dialogue to end.
This is just 1 of the eye opening concepts: Eckhart shares an analogy as if you are a room~ highlighting the difference between the objects in the room versus the space that is the room, in which the objects reside.
Object Consciousness leaves you feeling never satisfied, you never “arrive” and you often need others to feel inferior.
Space Consciousness is awareness, moments of no thought where you rise above instead of below your thinking, you recognize the essence of who you are. You become aware of a gap between 2 thoughts & this is where all intuition, creativity and wisdom reside.
Chances are when you are making Art you are in your Space Consciousness. 💗
Also if the intensity of this time has left you feeling afraid to speak publicly~ at around the 58 minute mark there is soothing insight around “hive thinking”, & how it can play out in social media in particular, and how best to thoughtfully, acknowledge and respond from an aware state of consciousness. ❤️