From Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now: “The stronger the ego, the stronger the sense of separateness between people. The only actions that do not cause opposing reactions are those that are aimed a the good of all. They are inclusive, not exclusive. They join: they don’t separate. They are not for “my” country but for all of humanity, not for “my” religion but for the emergence of consciousness in all human beings, not for “my” species but for all sentient beings and all of nature.”
It’s Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate inclusive awareness, accepting awareness, relaxed awareness. The Mother embraces all her children. She is not selective and exclusive. She receives all with equanimity. She know that she is the space in which all dwells, the cup that holds the soup of life. She holds and nurtures everything in her space. The Ego is like old Yahweh who is outside of creation or the Mother. Alone he is the subject and all forms in the Mother’s space are his objects. Like Adam, he discriminates the good from the bad, keeps the good and rejects the bad. But the Mother receives and accepts all because she creates all. Birth and death take place in her space. Always expanding to include new births, she never ends. In her eye nothing is special. The One is the All.
But in the ego’s eye, the One is whatever his eye focuses on. And to see this One, the object separates the observer. So the Ego is the observer that creates the One he focuses attention on. By attention Yahweh brings forth objects into existence. Without attention, without conscious attention, nothing comes into existence. The Mother is Eden before Adam got Yahweh’s discriminating mind and divided the apple into good and bad.