The Gap Between Words

I have been reading Eckhart Tolle’s book New Earth for the 3rd time. The last time I read it was about three years ago, I highlighted almost every line and a subtle shift in perception happened.  This time I downloaded it on my Kindle so I wouldn’t be distracted by all the highlights and here I go again highlighting like crazy.  Maybe I’ll compare the two to see if the same passages were highlight worthy after three years.

Speaking to someone’s soul (using soul for the words Being/Awareness/That, etc) is very tricky and almost impossible to do with words since words and thoughts come from the mind and the soul does not.  Speaking to the soul needs to be transmitted between the words. I can hear the gap between the words of some spiritual teachers and others I cannot.

I’ve always been one to wonder about not only my purpose in life but everyone’s purpose. I’m coming to think that we all share the same purpose and don’t each have our own little individual purposes. What that same purpose is we all share is up for grabs.  It does seem that we all share the same unexplained longing and all attempt satisfaction in as many ways as there are individuals.  If the word longing were to be used instead of the word purpose it might make more sense. Maybe if we all tried to understand God’s language, we could find out.

Silence is God’s language, everything else is bad translations”  – Eckhart Tolle

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Filed under Centeredness, Enlightenment, Nonduality, Purpose in Life, Silence, Spirituality

3 responses to “The Gap Between Words

  1. I am soon at the end of my current book and was wondering what book I should read next. I have “A New Earth” in my hands right now.

  2. I agree with you, we do all share the same longing, and believe that fulfilling this longing is also our purpose in life too. I call the object of that longing ‘contentedness’, which amounts to being the same objective as when you say that we “all attempt satisfaction”.

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