Eckhart Tolle quote for the morning’s Metaphor for your. Toolbox: “The pain-body’s unhappiness is always clearly out of proportion to the apparent cause. In other words, it is an overreaction. This is how it is recognized, although not usually by the sufferer, the person possessed. Someone with a heavy pain-body easily finds reasons for being upset, angry, hurt, sad, or fearful.”
Why is the Pain-body, your pain-body a buried treasure? Like a Big-Foot, you never see the Pain-Body, but you can follows its foot prints. I your Intention to end pain in your mind is aroused, you will want to follow the spoor of the Pain-Body when it walks through your everyday life. Like a Big-Foot who hides in the unconscious forest, when he walks through your consciousness world, there is overreaction to everyday events. A frown at Walmart suddenly becomes a threat, a condemnation of your. Why is he frowning at me? Does he see my unworthiness? His look makes me feel my Pain-body. (I go up and start a fight. The store throws us out. We continue it in the parking lot. I get a gun in my car and shoot him…..Why are you in jail?…This guy frowned at me.”
The Metaphor for your Toolbox? PAIN IS YOUR BIG FOOT. Lets be a Big Foot hunter and follow the clues. When we see Big Foot in the clearing of the forest, totally revealed in awareness, our pain-body is no longer buried, no longer unconscious, and as a pattern of pain, like a whirlpool without water, the Pain-Body evaporates.
But the Hunt for Big Foot is a long hunt, catching glimpses of Big Foot in everyday mind, wanting to see more. A Turning Point is reaches when we actually welcome our Pain-Body so we can catch another glimpse of our Big Foot. Another Turning Point happens when instead of blaming the other guys frown for our pain and overreaction, we catch a glimpse of Big Foot and laugh. Yes laugh…Recognizing Big Foot, just a heel and a hand disappearing in the forest ahead, makes us laugh when our prey is close. We laugh at ourselves for our absurd overreaction.