The Daily Dharma – August 16, 2021

Walking Alone Painting by Giorgio Gosti

The Voice in the Head (continued)

I was somewhat taken aback by what I had just witnessed. A mature first-year student at twenty-five, I saw myself as an intellectual in the making, and I was convinced that all the answers to the dilemmas of human existence could be found through the intellect, that is to say, by thinking. I didn’t realize yet that thinking without awareness is the main dilemma of human existence. I looked upon the professors as sages who had all the answers and upon the university as the temple of knowledge. How could an insane person like her be part of this?

Eckhart Tolle
from A New Earth; Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

To be continued . . .