Spoiled Children of Divorce

Exemplary Children of Divorce – Oprah Winfrey & Eckhart Tolle
March 9, 2008, 6:58 am
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Oprah is putting on a special web event with Eckhart Tolle in order to teach his book, A New Earth:  Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.  It started last Monday Night, March 3, and will continue for 9 more weeks.

Anyone can find information about it here:  http://www.oprah.com/obc_classic/webevent_registration.html.

Both Oprah and Eckhart are amazingly successful Children of Divorce.

Oprah, of course, is Queen of Everything she touches.  She is constantly looking way new ways to discover how to deal with life’s problems.  She was born to two teenagers who didn’t stay together.  She lived with both parents during her childhood and most of her story is well-known.

Eckhart Tolle was born in Germany.  His childhood biography is scant.  His parents divorced at some point and he moved to Spain at Age 13 to live with his Father.  At this point, he quit going to school as well.  Much later on, he went on to college in England where he was very successful.  But, until he was 29 Tolle suffered from intense depressions and anxieties.  At that point he became aware that he had a choice between hanging on to the problems or digging deeper to find his own true self that was free of these problems.  Another lesson he realized was to stop resisting everything.

That’s always been my big problem.  Not to change the subject but this reminds me of the movie Napolean Dynamite.  That’s a story of two messed up brothers being raised by their Grandmother (no mention of parents).  Both are really odd and lonely.  Their story begins to turn around when they begin to agree to new adventures.  I remember sort of hearing a background mantra of the characters in that movie saying “Okay” when anything was suggested.  That always led to the next event and eventually to their happiness.

Anyway, women tend to get used as the hausfrau by parent and raped by their dates when they’re that easy going so I guess maybe in reality it’s not really that easy.

This was a rant.  That weird scrambling of the blog entries yesterday has me a little distressed.  I looked on the help forums and some other people have been experiencing the same thing.  I’ve got a creepy ex-step-sister who works for Homeland Security so I’m a little paranoid.  In my twenties I came home one day and found her and her husband standing outside my house.  They lived out of town and didn’t call, of course, just decided to spy and got caught.  Creepy.

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I am so greatful to Eckhart Tolle and Oprah for turning me onto Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and her beautiful book “”My Stroke of Insight””. Her story is amazing and her gift to all of us is a book purchase away I’m happy to say.

Dr Taylor was a Harvard brain scientist when she had a stroke at age 37. What was amazing was that her left brain was shut down by the stroke – where language and thinking occur – but her right brain was fully functioning. She experienced bliss and nirvana and the way she writes about it (or talks about it in her now famous TED talk) is incredible.

What I took away from Dr. Taylor’s book above all, and why I recommend it so highly, is that you don’t have to have a stroke or take drugs to find the deep inner peace that she talks about. Her book explains how. “”I want what she’s having””, and thanks to this wonderful book, I can! Thank you Dr. Taylor, and thank you Eckhart and Oprah.

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