Eckhart Tolle: Meditation and Everyday Life
Eckhart Tolle’s audio program Meditation: Practicing Presence in Every Moment of Your Life begins with a warning. Eckhart says he rarely teaches meditation because he sees that the practice often becomes an end in itself, and sometimes doesn’t lead to further growth. In this excerpt, selected by Sounds True producer Randy Roark, Eckhart describes how meditation can be used as a model for the way we live in every moment of our lives, not something that we reserve for the time we spend on the cushion. He then offers practical ways that we can use what we learn in meditation to embrace what happens in each moment with complete acceptance—because if that isn’t why we meditate, then we may have missed the point.