Eckhart Tolle Helps Us To Think Clearly About Money
By Tom Hasker, Associate Partner & Mentorship Coach, Lighthouse International
Money is a subject that everyone has an opinion on and the lack of it can often be seen in a negative light. Usually, in the form of ‘I don’t have enough’ as we constantly yearn for more.
What is happening here is our unconscious minds are trying to make us feel small or insignificant by saying that we don’t have enough. The unconscious part of us, the 'ego', always fears for its survival and we may have thoughts like;
‘Will I be ok?’ ‘Will I have enough resources to live on?’ ‘How will I get by?’
These are all questions that the ego asks and when it comes to money, there is a rich ground for drama and worry. These thoughts are often felt more generally as fear.
Author and spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, answers a question posed to him - ‘Why is money such a difficult subject?'
"It is true that the mention of it [money] can bring about an immediate loss of awareness... There is a fear that coagulates around that idea of money and that is a fear, I would say, of survival."
For his answer, he explains why we have this attachment to money and other addictions. He then goes on to explain how we can use these attachments to become calmer, more settled and peaceful. Watch below as he answers the question. "Are The Paths To Spirituality And Wealth Mutually Exclusive?"
When confronted by a challenging situation it is often hard to put aside this fear and think clearly - which is essential when thinking about money!
To do this, daily practices like meditation can help us to learn how to control our thoughts and keep a clear head!