Golden Mist

Golden mist, Linn of White Cart, Glasgow

A suitably wintry image after this week’s frost and ice.  The last rays of the afternoon sun shining through the mist rising from the cascade, giving  a glowing golden effect above the water.

“When you don’t play roles, it means there is no self (ego) in what you do.  There is no secondary agenda.  As a result, your actions have far greater power,  You are totally focussed on the situation.  You become one with it.  You don’t try to be anybody in particular.  You are most powerful, most effective, when you are completely yourself.  But don’t try to be yourself, that’s another role.

Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others.  You won’t die.  You will come to life.  And don’t be concerned with how others define you.  When they define you, they  are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem.  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’

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