"The only thing that can fulfill you is being yourself and that's inseparable from now, the field of now. That frees you, it liberates you from the world…then you walk around with much less heaviness…at the moment humans are very heavy on the planet, wherever they step life gets exterminated and that has to do with their state of consciousness, but there is another way to live…." -- Eckhart Tolle, author of "A New Earth" and "The Power of Now."
In this excerpt from a larger audio program (see player below), Eckhart Tolle challenges us to tap into a level of consciousness that is really the essence of who we are, but is different from our everyday consciousness. This normal consciousness, which has been a part of our collective human conditioning for thousands of years, is what he calls "continuous incessant thought activity, the compulsion to think, to interpret everything, to label everything, to judge everything, and to perceive everything from the veil of continuous thought activity."