Here is an excerpt from Eckhart Tolle’s ‘The New Earth’.
“Others, after the natural expansion that comes with growing up has run its course, lead an outwardly unremarkable, seemingly more passive and relatively uneventful existence. They are more inward looking by nature, and for them the outward movement into form is minimal. They would rather return home than go out.
“Some of them find it hard to fit into this world. Some are lucky enough to find a protective niche where they can lead a relatively sheltered life, a job that provides them with a regular income or a small business of their own.
“In past ages, they would probably have been called contemplatives. There is no place for them, it seems, in our contemporary civilization. On the arising new earth, however, their role is just as vital as that of the creators, the doers, the reformers. Their function is to anchor the frequency of the new consciousness on the planet. I call them frequency-holders. They are here to generate consciousness through the activities of daily life, through their interactions as well as through ‘just being.’
“In this way, they endow the seemingly insignificant with profound meaning. Their task is to bring spacious stillness into this world by being absolutely present in whatever they do. There is consciousness and therefore quality in what they do, even the simplest task. Their purpose is to do everything in a sacred manner. As each human being is an integral part of the collective human consciousness, they affect the world much more deeply than is visible on the surface of their lives.”
And here’s the rest of the article.
THANK YOU sweetest Eckhart!
Isn’t it great to know we’re not ‘wrong’ or ‘less than’ for not being driven out into this world to create, activate and ‘do’?
As soon as I heard the word ‘contemplation’ and ‘contemplative’ way back in my 20’s it resonated with me and I found out all I could about it…but was still left with living as a part of society, and not being in any religion or monastic order.
YAY! Here’s to ‘being’ with all the fullness we can muster every day and in all we ‘do’.