The Dangers of Narrative Thinking | Eckhart Tolle Teachings

The Dangers of Narrative Thinking | Eckhart Tolle Teachings

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In this video, Eckhart discusses mind-made narratives about life and how to live from a single, simple truth: “You are.” Subscribe to …

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  1. I see what he is saying but still unclear how we move as moral beings without narratives.. Pure Relativism break down in social beings .. Narratives give people avenues of empowerment and allow people to.make sense out of their story, struggle and experiences in a redemptive act of being.

  2. I would love to have you show this with a real conversation with another. Like when a person comes up to the mic, actively and in the moment let us know what’s happening, with you and have the other person share their experience as well. That would be so rich and helpful. Your teachings are rich and helpful and hands on would be great!

  3. We love narrative. Human beings construct narratives to inspire us to survive and live. It's very important. Personal narratives are very important to the individual. They give a deep meaning to the individual's existence. However, there are serious negatives to narratives and Eckhart Tolle explains it well.

  4. The most dangerous part of ego step in when you understand all this enlightened messages, and you think you are better than others. I think Yung called it inflation. The second dangerous aspect is that you become addicted to such messages. After crossing the river you still want to hold a boat on your head. Every day should start with Eckhart or Watts or Osho message…So attachment…

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  6. Absolutely brillant, brilliant and simple when you suddenly realise that you can stop the narrative or the movie going in your head and just say that you are enough as you are and stay there in the present moment and just smile when you realize this.

  7. I don’t think I can agree. Narratives can make context for events. For example, a criminal has several records. Let’s say the criminal gets out of jail, and commits a new crime. With no narrative the right approach to this wouldn’t be possible.
    The same with all people.
    Same with myself – having no narrative at all means you don’t know from where you’re going, and towards where you’re heading.

  8. I'm surprised Eckhart edited music onto this. I would think he'd say something like that's a distraction from the present moment. I need to rewatch now because that distracted me so much.

  9. This is ancient nondual teaching, finding its way to mainstream popular culture. Makes me feel hopeful for us as a species. Like we are going to really get it right someday.

  10. At a deep level I always knew that I was never the kind of guy of talking bs about other people on parties. It always made me feel very uncomfortable nagging or imagining stories about other people but I never really knew quite why. One label was that it is unfair to talk badly about people. The more accurate one would be that all the stories you imagine around a person never reflects who they truly are. If you would realize who you and everyone around you truly are there would be not much talking anymore.