Saturday, January 26, 2013

Living a Role.

"What really matters is not what function you fufill in this world, but whether you identify with your function to such an extent that it takes you over and becomes a role that you play. When you play roles, you are unconscious. When you catch yourself playing a role, that recognition creates a space between you and the role."
                                               Eckhart Tolle


  1. This is a very important message for me. Getting caught in my storyline and having a dogmatic viewpoint creates a very small world.
    I sometimes can't see out although I feel there is another way to be in the world.
    Working my program and turning it over to HP.

  2. And no, I'm not THAT Anonymous :) I just wanted to thank you for what you do here. Freely sharing your life, experiences and insight. I'm feeling some fear right now about an unavoidable medical procedure. While it's minor, I'm a scaredy-cat around such things. So I clicked on "fear" on your Label tags. And lo, came the insight! You suggest asking to have that fear removed and be willing to let go of the coping mechanisms that ended up crystallizing the fear. I never, ever would have considered that and I'm humbled and grateful for your suggestion. Blessings today.

  3. I don't want to play roles or be unconscious in my life. Thankfully, I feel pretty authentic these days.