“When challenges come, as they always do, make it a habit to go within at once and focus as much as you can on the inner energy field of your body.” Eckhart Tolle (From the New Earth)
When I began to “practice Tolle” in 2005 when I first discovered him, I remember having the intention to remember focusing on the “inner energy field” of my body in my every routines. Walking across the room, I’m aware of the energy in my feet, hands, arms, body. Sitting down, I’m aware of the moment to sit down, the pressure of the chair. Getting coffee, I’m aware of the feel of the cup, the sound of the coffee grinder. Practicing Tolle.
What happens with this intentional practice is that gradually it takes no effort. You mind just rests with awareness of the field of energy in the body. This creates a formless platform from which you become aware of thoughts as thoughts. You center of self shifts from being the Thinker to Being….And I say Being because the “field of inner energy” is not something. It’s a wave, not a thing.
This is like Quantum where the electron is either a wave or field of energy, or a particle, a form, a thing is space/time that is marked as a point of attention. In the Waver there is no point of attention. The mind is open and formless, because as soon as you focus on something, like my finger or the cup on your table, you mind is dual, a polarity between the observer and the thing observed.
But in wave consciousness there is no duality; the observer is the observed (as J. Krishnamurti always said). But this observer/observed is not something. It more like the silent invisible background to the duality of the observer and the observed, the subject and the object, the Two….the observer/observed is the Transcendent One..or what Tolle calls Presence.
As I was posting this I had another thought; Be both the Wave and the Particle, the verb and the noun, not one or the other. One must have a little madness to cut the rope of logic and be free. (Zorba)