Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Can I be The Space for This?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Eckhart Tolle's Influence On Me

Hey guys! My name Is Tom Loftus. I was born near Chicago, Illinois, in a suburb called St. Charles. I Have lived in many countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Switzerland, Kuwait, and the United States of America. My experiences with living abroad has taught me to acknowledge the universality with all the different cultures I have come across. That even though Switzerland is very different from Kuwait or Malaysia, for example, the people in each of those places are inherently the same. They all are looking for love, beauty, truth, and well-being in their lives no matter how different their religion, politics or cultural values may be. Because of this, we are all linked by a common universality, or a common bond of truth. It is my belief that this truth can be found in Eckhart Tolle's philosophy. Presence. Plain and simple. The more presence you invite into your life, the more bonded and connected you feel to your fellow man/woman. It is almost as if it removes the barrier or the wall between you and someone else. It breaks the barrier down and invites these universal truths that we are all bounded by. The humanity in all of us springs out, the love, the beauty, and the truth of who we are.

Jim Carrey on Eckhart's Philosophy

Friday, October 22, 2010

This article I chose for my blog because it sort of describes where I'm at right now. I am single and would love to meet someone special but am not actively seeking for a partner. I want to love someone but I don't need them to love me back or at least not as much as before. Taking the time to be on my own for now is never a bad thing, and lots of introspection and reflection is a healthy byproduct from this time of solitude. Be careful though, when you start to really feel comfortable being with yourself, you may never need to depend on someone else emotionally ever again! As Katie Freiling would say, we have an infinite number of roses, and if we receive one from another person it is of course flattering and nice, but not something we need because we have an infinite amount. And there is no fear of giving away too many of our roses because there is an infinite supply. That is the key to life I think, being able to share yourself with everyone without the fear of being taken advantage of in some way. To love yourself and become the best version of yourself you can possibly be. Take care and enjoy :)

Eckhart Tolle