Today’s “Meditations on Eckhart Tolle” quote: “When every thought absorbs your attention completely, when you are so identified with the voice in your head and the emotions that accompany it that you lose yourself in every thought and even emotion, then you are totally identified with form and therefore in the grip (hand) of the Ego.”
Thought is like the ticker tape crawling across the bottom of CNN. You want to read it don’t you. And when you read it, consciousness shift from the total TV reality to language about reality. The ticker tape is not the whole but an abstraction of the whole. But we read it because it might be important, and while we read it we are not aware of the present moment (TV whole picture). Thought is a ticker tape running across the face of the present moment like sub-titles..