“When you walk through a forest…” — Eckhart Tolle

“When you walk through a forest that has not been tamed and interfered with by man, you will see not only abundant life around you, but you will also encounter fallen trees and decaying trunks, rotting leaves and decomposing matter at every step.  Wherever you look, you will find death as well as life.

Upon closer scrutiny, however, you will discover the that decomposing tree trunk and rotting leaves not only give birth to new life, but are full of life themselves.  Microorganisms are at work.  Molecules are rearranging themselves.  So death isn’t to be found anywhere.  There is only the metamorphosis of life forms.  What can you learn from this?

Death is not the opposite of life.  Life has no opposite.  The opposite of death is birth.  Life is eternal.”

~ Eckhart Tolle from “Stillness Speaks”

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3 thoughts on ““When you walk through a forest…” — Eckhart Tolle

  1. Tolle would answer that Life then, having no opposite is not a force which occupies then leaves causing it’s absence. Not being a force or an energy, it must be the Nature, that Essential spark which is the Cause of All. Life as Causation, then speaks to a deeper core of Being, even than energy…..

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