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Rushing Through Life

Monday, November 14, 2016 7:58
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This is me. I just don’t 
have anywhere to go.
(I prefer to take a wait-and-see approach to Trump. In the meantime, today
I describe the new age ‘inner work” my Christian readers hate so much. I believe
God needs to be a felt experience.)

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

Recently, I noticed I am always in a hurry. But I am not late. There is nowhere I need to be. 

A blogger is not a high stress occupation. Yet, I always want to get to the “next thing.” 

This is true even of highly pleasurable activities.

I just want to “get it over with.” 

Obviously this is a mental habit, and a very bad one. The mind is restless, always looking for something better.

What’s the rush? Where is the mind going? We all know what’s at the end. 

Am “I” in a hurry to get life over with? 

What is the mind looking for?  It’s looking for Love. It’s looking for God. It doesn’t now it. Doesn’t know where to look. 

God is Love. Bliss. Truth. Beauty. God is the heart of our being.


The most important lesson in life is that we are not our thoughts. We are not the voice in our heads. 

We are the entity that has to listen to that voice.

That voice (our thoughts) mostly belong to the monkey we inhabit. God chose to tame and raise this creature above all others. 

For this to happen, we need to identity with the soul, not the mind. The substratum of soul is our connection to God, the source of all love and truth. This stream flows beneath the surface
of thoughts.


Lately I have felt tension. I have my foot on the accelerator and my hand on the emergency brake.

The mind wants to rush ahead. The spirit flows at its own rate. It is the brake. 

Instead of fast forwarding my life, to “get it over with,” I need to “go with the flow,” if you’ll excuse the cliche. I need to Drill down to the substratum.

Eckhard Tolle always talks about “surrendering to the moment.” Accepting “what is.”
He says the present moment is all we the life we really have. Yet we are so busy rushing ahead and planning, we are never able to enjoy the moment.

I couldn’t figure out when he meant. Surrender what?  

He means “Stop rushing.” Surrendering the mind is self mortification.
True Life is in the spirit. The spirit is the source of all goodness, everything we really seek. 

Related –  Makow-Thinking is an Addiction
———- Eckard Tolle – Ten Top Rules for Success


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