“Meditations on Eckhart Tolle” quote for the day: “When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible: leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.”
This quote has always challenged me. What does Speak Out mean? What does finding you Voice mean? The King’s Speech is a good movie metaphor for finding your Word, your Original Voice, your power, your center. “Speak but the word and my soul will be healed,” is my favorite Catholic prayer. But Tolle is saying that you speak your World, not some God. No one or nothing can speak Your Word but you.
You may say God speaks through me, but when you speak your word that word is not divided, that. Word has no second. You are your word…if God is speaking through you, then God dwells within you as You, as. your Word. No separation when you are speaking..Speaking your Word is a creative word, and creativity is spontaneous. You surrender to your True Self.
So what is a “victim?” A victim is when you make yourself into an object. You can be a victim of your own mind or someone else’s mind, but primarily you feel the object, the thing that has no power, no center. Your power has been taken away from you. Your Center is lost and someone else now has it. You gave it away but believe someone took it from you, so you blame someone for your pain, your loss of center and being. Complaining is the cry of the victim of the world.
Being a victim is being caught in a double-bind where no matter what you do is lose/lose. You can’t leave and you can’t accept. The double-bind is madness. You can’t choose yourself. When you Speak your Word you choose yourself. Perhaps that is why many voted for Trump. They felt he was speaking Their Word. But, as I said, no one can speak your Word for you. When you give that power to another, you are just recreating yourself into a victim again.
Speaking your Word, finding your Voice, is breaking out of the double-bind of our self-reflecting consciousness that oscillates between this and that, leaving and accepting. Here’s the irony, when you accept a situation, that acceptance activates your speaking out, your Word.
When you accept you no longer struggle with the double-bind, or straight jacket. When you stop trying to leave or accept, that acceptance heals the division, and your Word leaps forth.