Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as a field of conscious Presence.
Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth
To learn how to think is to learn how to live, for our thoughts go into a medium that is Infinite in Its ability to do and to be.
“The Science of Mind,” page 29
So the question is not what a person in the role or Mom or Dad would say or do here, or what a Senator or Congressman in the role of politician would say or do, but rather what is the conscious, awakened action to take. And this applies to all the roles we assume in life.
Eckhart Tolle further states, “Every role is a fictitious sense of self, and through it everything becomes personalized and thus corrupted and distorted by the mind-made ‘little me’ and whatever role it happens to be playing.” He is saying basically that the roles we play are ego-based. There are parents who want their children to succeed but more for their own ego gratification rather than for the sake of their children. Or we see it in politics today where decisions are based on a “what’s in it for me” philosophy rather than what is for the moral good of all.
No matter what role we have in this world, we are here to function from the deeper core of our being. We are here to learn how to do what is required of us without it becoming about the role with which we identify. This is powerful living; otherwise, we become unconscious players in an egoic game, always looking for some kind of ego gratification.
You are most powerful, most effective when you are completely yourself, tapped into the core of your being, where whatever you do is in alignment with the purpose and wellbeing of the whole. You are then without a secondary agenda, no greater motive than what is for the highest good for everyone.
I live, move and have my being in the truth of my Divine Identity.
Rev. Karen Wylie