Saturday with ET: “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral, which always is as it is.” E. Tolle from A New Earth
Good morning….Reality is neutral? What does that mean? Situation or conditions are sum zero? Well, that means we add the positive or negative value to the zero sum situations. Which means situations are potential, pure potential, and we add the meaning to the situation according to our conditioning. Our conditioning is determined by our past.
Therefore, the positive and negative value of situations is determined by the past. Yet…the situation is neutral which means potential. The situations of our life is transcendent of the meaning or thought we bring to it. All we actually experience is yesterday. Reality alludes us. We forever play catch up. The gap between the meaning we apply to the moment and the actual moment itself is experienced as suffering.