“If you are content with being nobody in particular, content not to and out, you align yourself with the power of the universe. What looks like weakness to the ego is in fact the only true strength. This spiritual truth is diametrically opposed to the values of our contemporary culture and the way it conditions people to behave.” Eckhart Tolle (from The Power of Now)
All my thoughts have the aim of making me into a special somebody, a Thinker. When I think and believe in my thoughts, I am that thought. Culture is a gravity field that makes this Thinker the center of the world, the axis of meaning.
But thought is empty, smoke, a dream. In order to avoid this “nobody” I wrap myself in thought and time. I wrap myself in the known in order to avoid my own unknown, my nameless self.