Eckhart Tolle on “Awakened Doing”

 photo credit: craig neal

photo credit: craig neal


(From The New Earth, p 293)

Awakened doing is the outer aspect of the next stage in the evolution of consciousness on our planet. The closer we get to the end of our present evolutionary stage, the more dysfunctional the ego [our collective ego or dominant worldview] becomes, in the same way that a caterpillar becomes dysfunctional just before it transforms into a butterfly. But the new consciousness is arising even as the old is dissolving.

We are in the midst of a momentous event in the evolution of human consciousness, but they won’t be talking about it on the news tonight.

On our planet consciousness is awakening from the dream of form. Consciousness can now begin to create form without losing itself in it.

Awakened doing is the alignment of your outer purpose—what you do—with your inner purpose—awakening and staying awake. Through awakened doing, you become one with the outgoing purpose of the universe. Consciousness flows through you into this world. It flows into your thoughts and inspires them. It flows into what you do and guides and empowers it.

Not what you do, but how you do what you do determines whether you are fulfilling your destiny. And how you do what you do is determined by your state of consciousness.