I don’t own a television. I got rid of that in 2006 after cutting myself off from cable services in the late 90’s. So, I’m a little lost as to what’s playing on television. This is really obvious when I’m with a crowd of friends who start talking about this or that show on TV. Or the laughing that ensues as everyone discusses a funny commercial they saw.
Most of you have probably heard this story, in one variation or another, but I think it’s worth keeping in the back of the mind.
I heard a slightly different version of this story about 15 years ago and it has never left me. Of course, I can’t say I really focused on the theme of it in my life to any great extent, but it’s been filed away there.
From A New Earth
By Eckhart Tolle
“An essential part of the awakening is the recognition of the unawakened you, the ego as it thinks, speaks and acts, as well as the recognition of the collectively conditioned mental processes that perpetuate the unawakened state.”