“Stay present, stay conscious. Be the every-alert guardian of your inner space. You need to be present enough to be able to watch the pain-body directly and feel its energy. It then cannot control your thinking.” Eckhart Tolle (from A New Earth).
Tolle is inviting us to practice awareness or mindfulness in our everyday mind, like here on Facebook. Notice the Urge to relaliate against a friend who doesn’t agree with you. Notice the Fear of not being liked. Watch the Compulsion to defend your opinion. Become aware of the ritual opinion wars we engage in. Hungry Pain-bodies stalk Facebook looking for food.