Day 1: You Are the Universe

Today’s Practice: Be Aligned with What Is

By living in alignment with the Present moment, you also align your will with the universal will, which you could call “the will of God.” The ego will want to enhance or strengthen one’s sense of self— the “me,” the “I.” But there is a Divine Consciousness, the one Consciousness—an evolutionary impulse. What we are doing here at every moment is to align ourselves with that.

Whatever wants to be created, manifested, done at this moment—to be aligned with that, you need to first accept whatever form this moment takes. Single out this moment only.

For example, if you are stuck in the mud somewhere, you don’t say, “Okay, I am in the mud, I have to accept it, and here I am. I’m not taking any action because I have to accept what is.” This moment is already always as it is, and there’s nothing you can do about that. That’s what you accept. By accepting the moment as it is, you create an opening. You can then choose to take the next step and that step will be much more powerful.

Be aligned with the is-ness—people, situations, whatever—this is already as it is.

Become friendly with what is, and you become intelligent.

You and the Universe become one. That’s the beauty of it.

Eckhart Tolle

Evening Session

Join Eckhart this evening for a meditation session to open us to the power of silence and stillness.