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Life lesson #006 from Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

As long as the egoic mind is running your life, you cannot truly be at ease; you cannot be at peace.

Things like possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, relationships, personal and family history, and other identifications—none of these is you.

You will learn to know this at the latest when you feel death approaching, as death strips away all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die”, and find that there is no death.

— Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now