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Transforming Our Consciousness Through Adversity

Super Soul

28 May 2021

32mins

Owltail Summaries

1 quote, 3 ideas & 1 question from each episode

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Transforming Our Consciousness Through Adversity

28 May 2021

32mins

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Quote

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it."

Ideas

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The only way to not have adversity turn into suffering, is by overcoming it.
Without adversity, there would be no growth of consciousness, or evolution of humans.

Often it is only through the necessity to overcome adversity, are we able to find meaning and reach our potential.

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The only way to not have adversity turn into suffering, is by overcoming it.
Without adversity, there would be no growth of consciousness, or evolution of humans.

Often it is only through the necessity to overcome adversity, are we able to find meaning and reach our potential.

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The worst thing would be for people to not encounter adversity, as it is through adversity, that our ego diminishes.
And it is through the diminishment of our ego, that we create more understanding and cause lesser suffering to others.

A paradox is that quite a lot of our adversities are actually created by our ego.

And it is in fact, the less adversity you've encountered, the greater of an adversity that itself is.

Those who are never exposed to adversity, become their own worst enemy, as they become unable to handle any adversity.

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The worst thing would be for people to not encounter adversity, as it is through adversity, that our ego diminishes.
And it is through the diminishment of our ego, that we create more understanding and cause lesser suffering to others.

A paradox is that quite a lot of our adversities are actually created by our ego.

And it is in fact, the less adversity you've encountered, the greater of an adversity that itself is.

Those who are never exposed to adversity, become their own worst enemy, as they become unable to handle any adversity.

3

Fully accepting something means not reacting to something.
When you're sick, accept your symptoms, pain and discomfort, but not accept that you're a sick person.

Accepting what is without making it your identity, allows you to seek the help you need, without focusing and wasting your energy and headspace on it.

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Fully accepting something means not reacting to something.
When you're sick, accept your symptoms, pain and discomfort, but not accept that you're a sick person.

Accepting what is without making it your identity, allows you to seek the help you need, without focusing and wasting your energy and headspace on it.

Questions

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Can you think of something where you should just accept and not react to it?

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Can you think of something where you should just accept and not react to it?

What else is in the episode

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How the bible talks about adversity

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How the bible talks about adversity

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How the ego causes problems both individually and collectively

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How the ego causes problems both individually and collectively

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How we can transform our consciousness through adversity

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How we can transform our consciousness through adversity

Who is Eckhart Tolle

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A spiritual teacher and the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose. He also hosts a podcast with Oprah Winfrey 'A new earth'.

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A spiritual teacher and the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose. He also hosts a podcast with Oprah Winfrey 'A new earth'.

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