Eckhart Tolle's SECRET to Stop Overthinking


Eckhart Tolle's SECRET to Stop Overthinking

Here is the explanation of the secret of how to break the habit of over-thinking:

Before talking about Eckhart Tolle and his approach on overthinking as an addiction let me tell you why overthinking or thinking too much can stop you from getting what you want using the law of attraction.

overthinking may block the process of manifestation for you. And this is how:

Think of something simple like ordering food. When you go to a restaurant and you order food, how do you proceed?

Do you go to the kitchen of restaurant and see how the food is made?

Do you ask questions like "how are you going to make my food"?

Do you give them instructions like "put this and not that"?

Of course you don't. You just sit there and wait for your food to be delivered to you.

Now imagine what would happen if you actually went to the kitchen of the restaurant and asked them questions or gave them instructions and you interfered with their job.. They will mostly not like it. There will probably be a delay in delivering your food, you won't probably get the best food.. Because it's their job and nobody likes it when you tell them how to do their own job.

This is similar to what is happening with the universe, when you ask the universe (or God) for something why don't you just sit there and wait for it to happen to you? Because when you start thinking and thinking about how is it going to happen, you are kind of interfering with the process as if you don't trust God, or you don't trust the ability of the universe to deliver your desire to you.

When you interfere, it may cause a delay in the manifestation. When you interfere, it's just like you are telling the universe "you're not doing your job properly this is how you should be doing it"... And this is wrong

You should trust the process

So when you have a desire, just do your part of it which is:

  • Asking for it
  • Believing that it's gonna be delivered to you
  • Taking actions when you have to because you will of course have to take actions at some point

That's it, this is your part. "How is it going to happen" that is not your part and when you think too much about it you are not doing yourself any good.

Now we know how overthinking can ruin the process of manifestation. Back to Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle is one of the most inspiring people that I unfortunately discovered just recently, thing that I am not proud of because he is really interesting and I highly recommend that you read his books especially "The Power of the Now".

Eckhart Tolle mostly talks about the moment.. the "presence" as he prefers to call it.

He talks about overthinking as an addiction that most people have and it is one of the greatest addictions that existed since the beginning of time but most people underestimate it, because when you talk about "addiction" most people think about substances. There are many kinds of addictions and overthinking is one of them.

Eckhart Tolle also states that thoughts and ideas are very small entities but they want more of your consciousness and your attention so they can grow and take you with them wherever they want.

Which is very true if you think about it. Sometimes you are just minding your own business and out of nowhere an idea shows up in your mind, it starts very small but keeps on growing and then it takes you to places where you don't want to be.

The approach of eckhart tolle when it comes to overthinking is that you should kind of isolate yourself from what's going on in your mind. Your presence should be in the background letting all the ideas coming and going. So when you are aware of the moment, the present moment, and a small idea comes into your mind and starts taking your attention and your consciousness don't follow it, don't feed it so that it grows.. just watch it goes by while you are in the background. Don't resist it, don't try to force it away, don't think about it either because thinking about overthinking causes more overthinking and then you are stuck in a vicious circle

What you should do is just be aware of the moment and let the ideas come and go while you are in the background.

 Quote from Eckhart Tolle's video:

"Present moment awareness means thinking subsides, may not disappear completely but something else arises that is primary, we call it "presence" or "awareness"

You can achieve that goal by meditation.

Practicing meditation is the best way that can help you stay in the moment. And be present right now not thinking about the future or the past or any other distractions.

Other technique you can do is putting pointers wherever you go where they will be visible to you all the time.

Near your bed, in the kitchen, on the fridge, on your computer... One word note could be enough. like "Presence" or "Be Present".. whenever you read that word you remember to bring yourself to the moment, because you sure will be thinking too much about anything

most of our thoughts are not doing us any good, so we shouldn't feed them, we shouldn't pay too much attention to every thought that comes through our minds.

Eckhart Tolle also said that a lot of the overactivity of the mind is an attempt to escape from the easiness of the moment. And that is very powerful and very deep, you should think about it. The moment is easy, so the mind tries to escape it, it kind of looks suspicious it's too easy to be true so your mind starts over by thinking too much.. and one thought leads to another and so.

At the end I recommend that you read Eckhart Tolle's books related to the law of attraction especially "The Power of the Now" and if you have time watch his video called " How Do We Break The Habit Of Excessive Thinking" here:

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