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Unhappiness and Inner Pollution

Unhappiness and Inner Pollution

Are you polluting the world or cleaning up the mess? You are responsible for your inner space; nobody else is, just as you are responsible for the planet. As within, so without: If humans clear inner pollution, then they will also cease to create outer pollution. Read these thought-provoking ideas.

Are you carrying unspoken resentment? Do you realize that the energy you thus emanate is so harmful in its effects that you are in fact contaminating yourself as well as those around you? Have a good look inside. If there is even the slightest trace of resentment, unwillingness, observe it on both the mental and emotional levels. What thoughts is your mind creating around this situation? Then look at the emotion, which is the body’s reactions to those thoughts. Feel the emotion. Does it feel pleasant or unpleasant? Is it an energy you would actually choose to have inside you? Do you have a choice?

Maybe your thoughts and emotions about this situation are justified, but that makes no difference. The fact is that you are resisting what is. You are making the present moment into an enemy. You are creating unhappiness, conflict between the inner and the outer. The pollution of the planet is only an outward reflection of an inner psychic pollution: millions of unconscious individuals not taking responsibility for their inner space.

Negativity is never the optimum way of dealing with any situation. In most cases, it keeps you stuck in it, blocking real change.

So how do we drop negativity? By dropping it. How do you drop a piece of hot coal that you are holding in your hand? How do you drop some heavy and useless baggage that you are carrying? By recognizing that you don’t want to carry the burden anymore and then letting go of it.

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Adapted from The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle (New World Library, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Eckhart Tolle. Reprinted by permission of New World Library.
Adapted from The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle (New World Library, 2004).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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5:49AM PDT on May 10, 2013

Great article. Thanks for sharing.

3:01AM PDT on May 8, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

2:40AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

good

2:52PM PST on Jan 9, 2013

this is good

12:48PM PST on Dec 21, 2012

good reminders

3:13PM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

Reminder

11:39AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

good reminder

2:04AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

i've heard this before: it's not a good excuse to mistreat people and then tell them: "it is only you who's responsible for your inner weather".

12:08AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

thanks for the article... surround yourself with POSITIVE and HAPPY people, they are harder to find than you would imagine hey....bitterness is killing us humans

8:11PM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

Hmm... I do believe that we should try to get rid of our inner negativity. however, I'm failing to see the parrellel between outer pollution and inner pollution... could you explain?

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