Carrying The Past: Finding the Present Moment in the New Year

The inability or rather unwillingness of the human mind to let go of the past is beautifully illustrated in the story of two Zen monks, Tanzan and Ekido, who were walking along a country road that had become extremely muddy after heavy rains. Near a village, they came upon a young woman who was trying […]

The Background Unhappiness and the Secret of Happiness

The ego creates separation, and separation creates suffering. The ego is therefore clearly pathological. Apart from the obvious ones such as anger, hatred, and so on, there are other more subtle forms of negativity that are so common they are usually not recognized as such, for example, impatience, irritation, nervousness, and being “fed up.” They constitute the background […]

Changing the World From Within: An Interview with Eckhart Tolle

In part one of this new interview series, Changing the World From Within, Eckhart speaks to Suza about the violence in our world — and how human beings can lose their sense of humanity and empathy, inflicting suffering on one another. We are constantly hearing about a world that is violent, chaotic and frightening. It seems as […]