I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
Eckhart Tolle gave an interesting talk at Google Headquarters titled: Meaning, purpose and wisdom in the Digital Age.
Bradley Horowitz guides the conversation around the topic of information, technology and awareness. Eckhart speaks of the opportunity and danger of technology and its ability to contribute to our awakening or assist in losing our connection to self. Some highlights from the conversation include:
—Present moment and consciousness are one in the same.
—Life can be summarized as – sense perception, thoughts, emotions and awareness. It is the awareness that creates the space for the perceptions, thoughts and emotions.
—First practice stillness when your not challenged or disturbed by bringing attention to awareness through sense perception (with alertness).
—All masters have achieved looking without thinking.
—Align yourself to what is going wrong by first accepting it, then you can give it space to approach the “problem” with consciousness.
—Distractions and stimulus’ are poor substitutes for aliveness. Their appeal is rooted in a belief that there is missing something in your life.
—Overcoming strong emotions: see the connection between the thoughts and emotions you feel. Anxiety, for example, is often created by thought patterns in the mind. Experience the falsehood of the thought through awareness.
Questions for contemplation:
Will technology and information have a negative or positive impact on global consciousness?
Can too much information inhibit the progress of the individual’s spiritual journey?
Does information equal wisdom?
I’d love to hear your thoughts – please share your comments!
Hi Kevin – what is your question…thats what interests me most ?
“Can too much information inhibit the progress of the individual’s spiritual journey?”
I particularly like this question Kevin because too much information seems to be the status quo of the average human being….me for instance.
This being the case, I wonder how too much information changes the spiritual journey?
As for “Does information equal wisdom?”. I would have to say….no….it does not.