“When everything thought absorbs you attention completely, when you are so identified with the voice in your head and the emotions that accompany it that you lose yourself in very thought and every emotion, then you are totally identified with form and therefore in the grip of the ego.” Eckhart Tolle (from The Power of Now)
“OH, no, now I’m in the grip of the Ego!” Now this thought absorbs me completely. Thinking is a sponge and my mind is water. The hand that tries to squeeze the sponge of thought is the hand of thought. When I see this through and through, that seeing is not thinking. Thinking comes in and comments on what I see. But the actually Seeing is not thought. So the question is how can I create a gap between seeing and thinking? The answer is Meditation…..I must meditate.
From the wise seeing comes wise intention, and from wise intention comes wise effort. I go online and get some instruction on how to meditate. I do it. I start listening to Eckhart Tolle talks. The hand of thought begins to open and release me like a butterfly.