I have been a member of this online facebook community created by a group of people who share common interests to the author of “Power of Now”, Eckhart Tolle. People from all over the world join and it’s basically a discussion group where people share their thoughts and experiences from Eckhart Tolle’s seminars, book, online video, etc.
The other day, there was this elderly woman who posted an interesting comment. She said she felt lonelier after reading the book and gone on this journey of self-awareness and self-improvement. She felt she no longer wish to associate with people who doesn’t share the same spiritual interest and that she felt frustrated when she talks to them.
My response to her was this:
Everyone has their journey and every journey is unique and different. Differentiating yourself from the so-call narrow minded people sounds like ego speaking. I would look at it as everyone is going through different stages of growth. Not everyone is at the same level of consciousness or share the same spirituality, but that doesn’t mean they are not on the path. Some people have experiences and opportunity to reach at a higher state of consciousness, other people may take some more time. Without letting the Ego telling us and draw ourselves away from people, We would actually be able to have more opportunity to bring people together. There is no “this is me” and “that is them”. There is only “Us”. We all want to be happy and we all want to be free from sufferings.
Whether you are on the beginning of the path or have traveled quite a distances on the path, knowing that all these feelings of frustrations, uncertainties, fear, lost, loneliness, they are all normal. You may feel lonely sometimes, but I can assure you that you are never alone.