Eckhart Tolle: The Need for More

The mind loves to be given more. More of anything. It’s looking for more of whatever it is to feel more fulfilled. The mind wants more in order to give "the story of me" a more satisfying conclusion. The mind wants more to develop the concept of "me"; to live life to the full. Filling yourself up with more of anything gives the illusion of filling yourself up, and making your life fulfilling. But "more" doesn’t make a person fulfilled and at peace. Ultimately to feel at peace one needs to enter a state where you are free of the thought of needing more; free of thought, because thought that possesses you and pretends to *be* you is a dreadful thing. Rise above thought, and be conscious without thought. Peace is obtained by simply being in a state of thoughtless alertness, awareness and consciouseness.

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