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How to Find Tranquility in Everyday Life | A Guided Meditation by Eckhart Tolle

the main thing for our meditation tonight is becoming still or rather noticing that the Stillness is already in you waiting to be discovered so our session today probably is going to be a kind of transmission of Stillness for the transmission to be received it requires you to have access to a little bit of Stillness inside you and that little bit of Stillness can receive the transmission recognize itself in the transmission and then know itself more fully if you can hear hear the ticking of the clock that's of course that signifies time and underneath and in between the ticking of the clock is the Stillness which signies I the Timeless Timeless Consciousness that Timeless Consciousness is the essence of Who You Are so as we sit here together if it works for you it means that the [Music] person is receding and presence is arising and there's a shift suddenly in identity your sense of self is no longer derived from the silly person every person is more or less silly with its judgments and all the Mind stuff and the expectations and the shoulds and the shouldn't and the complaints and the regrets and the constant focus on future or past it's resentments and Grievances and anxieties and problems God and there is another dimension of Consciousness in you that's far deeper than the person the person is a Surface movement of that Consciousness fleeting insubstantial the ripples on the surface and as the presence arises in you you feel suddenly your connectedness with enormous power energy intelligence and you're rooted in that it is who you are ultimately and that's always there and that is where fear ends fear can only exist on the surface where the person lives and the natural condition of the surface entity is fear often disguised as other things and the absence of fear really means that for the first time you can actually feel the Deep trust absence of fear means trust so you can feel a deep trust in life you are connected with you're one with something vast and through you it emanates into this world either directly without your mind like here now this is an emanation of presence but also it can flow into your mind and use your mind and Inspire your thoughts and words and actions presence is felt or sensed with your entire body every cell of the body is alive with that presence can you be in that state of aert presence continuously well probably not not but it can be there in the background of your life even while you are active doing things speaking thinking and yet you sense that spacious Stillness in the background in between two thoughts and perhaps even while you're thinking then thinking happens in the foreground and that spacious aware presence is in the background this for example is happening here now when I speak the mind is being used and that's the foreground and there is in the background this wonderful vast spacious Stillness [Music] even though you may be able to enter the presence here you may still find in certain situations you lose it completely that's okay afterwards you realize You' lost it while you lose the presence you don't know you're losing the presence it just happens a reaction takes over a habitual mind pattern takes over a habitual mental emotional reaction and some people have very deeply entrenched pattern patterns in their mental emotional field those patterns are an aspect of what the East calls Karma and some people carry carry quite a heavy burden of Cal usually karma is interpreted as the things that happen to you in your life the situation you're born into parents things that happen to you the country the energy field into in which you grow up all your relationships and so on and so on that is an aspect of karma but more fundamentally karma is not what happens to you but more fundamentally karma is how you react to what happens to you how you deal with situations and people and challenges you can magnify the difficulties and the challenges through reactivity so you have heavy Karma or you may have socalled good in which case the conditioning of your mind is relatively okay it will have its limitations there may be some presence already but the only thing that really transmutes karma is the arising of presence and it will transmute even deeply entrenched karmic patterns reactions that you don't seem to be able to get rid of it happen again and again but it may take time for the Timeless to burn up Karma may take a little bit of time not as much time as it took for karma for those patterns to form thousands and thousands of years and there's no reason why those dysfunctional patterns that make your life difficult cannot be transmuted or burned up through presence in this lifetime but you have to want presence you have to choose presence you have to want to be free you have to want peace within yourself and not think something is more important out there than the inner peace Within Me and so the CA in Miracles says I quote now I want the peace of God to say these [Music] words means nothing but to mean these words means everything nobody can mean these words and not be healed and of God and those of you who have deeply entrenched heavy karmic patterns will be forced to go deeper into presence presence needs to be more acute to burn up those patterns so you're forced to go deeper into greater alertness otherwise the patterns will not become transmuted some harmless patterns may always remain every human has a certain form there may be certain habit patterns that do not cause any problems then they may well survive in the light of presence destructive patterns destructive of yourself and others problem making patterns deeply negative patterns cannot survive in the light of presence but you need to choose presence as much as possible and I'm saying this to you because there is enough presence in you to be able to choose presence without any presence you cannot choose it so ultimately it is presence that shows his presence

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