a-ha’s from A New Earth Chapter 4 tele-chat

Chapter 4 suggests that most of us go through life playing roles and, just like roles played out on the big screen, they have nothing to do with the real-ness of the one playing them. That sounds like a lot of work, so why in the world would we do that?

photo/poster via Karen at notsalmon. love her!

Eckhart says we do this because of one unconscious assumption, one underlying thought that,

 I am not enough.

We’ve learned that our ego thrives on separation… feeling inferior/superior, making right/wrong…its rigid structure is designed to keep us believing we’re never enough.

So, we make up stories around whatever function we’re facing – as an adult, a parent, a spouse, an employee… and try to live out our version, or our family’s version, or our society’s version of whatever we think that should be.

No wonder we’re exhausted!

The problem is that when we completely identify with a role, we confuse a pattern of behavior with who we are – and we think actors are strange when they do this.

Eckhart congratulates this confusion…when people start wondering, “If I’m not that, then who am I?”

“If you can be absolutely comfortable with not knowing who you are, then what’s left is who you are – the Being behind the human – a field of pure potentiality, rather than something that is already defined.”

Now thats a big a-ha!

Check out this article, Get Unstuck, Unleash Your Potential” on the magic that can happen when we accept what we don’t know, stop acting out the life we think we should be living and let our real-ness shine through. And, join us for Chapter 5’s tele-chat on Tuesday, 10/16…