The Importance of Being Extraordinary – Dr. Wayne Dyer & Eckhart Tolle

I would like to introduce you to the dialogue “The Importance of Being Extraordinary” between Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and Eckhart Tolle that has actually become very famous already. So you might already know it. But anyway. I find it deeply inspiring and sometimes it’s just fun.

It all revolves around the topics of being, paying attention, present moment awareness, consciousness. Different terms meaning the same thing. What I find most interesting about it is that two people exchange their views on basically the same topic, but the words they are using and the way they explain it, are very different. Sometimes they even tell the same story in different ways. I find that fascinating. Eckhart Tolle even addresses that at some point and says that he is using different words for one thing, because different words speak to different people.

Eckhart Tolle speaks about Being vs. Doing and how both are part of this universe and part of our life. The universe wants to create (Doing) and also wants to know, experience itself through us (Being). The challenge for us is to be aware of who we really are and do, create, but without loosing ourselves in the process.

Wayne Dyer says “You can be an extraordinary being and still have the ordinary in you.” With ordinary he means paying taxes, filling out forms etc. But he also clearly says that he wants us to be extraordinary. He wants us to not just be people who fill out forms and follow rules but people who look beyond that, people who know their soul and it’s wish to ever expand. He clearly points to “The Importance of Being Extraordinary”.

Eckhart Tolle asks the audience “Can you sense the infinity of your being now in this moment?” Which means not to derive your identity from your mind, i.e. the stories in your head, which is what usually happens. “Can you sense that within you there is an unconditioned consciousness, deep aliveness that has nothing to do with your history?”

Eckhart Tolle further explains that many people identify either with their body or with their psychological self-image (thoughts, ideas). Those two are permanently changing. They are impermanent. And neither of them is who we truly are. Wayne Dyer talks about Muktananda being asked “What is real?” He answers: “That is real which never changes.”

The funniest part of the whole dialogue for me is always (I have listened to it several times) when they talk about the Watkins’ list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People on which by the time of the talk Wayne Dyer is No. 3 and Eckhart Tolle No. 1. They actually use it as an example of showing how the ego deals with that and how the pure consciousness doesn’t give any meaning to such thing. It’s something to laugh about and to learn with.

If you would like to listen to this dialogue, there are three possibilities. There is a DVD, a CD set or an audio download.

Stop blaming. Start loving.

“If people love you, they want you to grow. If people don’t want you to grow, then you can call the feelings that they have for you by many names. But you can’t call it love.”  Rob Bell

Let me comment on that:
It’s your task to love yourself and grow so that you can love them no matter what they do, say or feel towards you. That’s gonna change the world. That’s what love is about. The people who are unable to love you and support you in your growth are your greatest teachers.

If we keep condemning those people, we keep holding onto war. Because that’s nothing different. War isn’t just shooting with guns on other people or dropping bombs on their heads. War is judging ourselves and other people for what we are or what we are not, for what they are and what they are not. If we truly understand the concept of Oneness, then we know that we are them and they are us. And that what we send out towards them comes back to us immediately. So, if you judge somebody for not loving you or supporting you, you basically judge yourself for not loving and supporting yourself. It’s never about somebody else. It’s always about you.

Find the love in yourself and start giving it to others in the way that your soul wants to express itself. Stop judging. Stop blaming. Start loving. And keep doing it. That’s gonna bring peace on Earth.

And so it is.


P.S.: If you want to explore the concept of Oneness and Giving and Receiving even more, I suggest you watch the movie “The Moses Code”.

The Power of my Commitment “I AM PEACE”

Ever since I committed to “I AM PEACE” at the end of the Global Meditation for Peace on August 8th, 2014 together with thousands of people around the world, I feel drawn to explore peace, how I can be peace and how I can bring more peace to the world. It is as if that commitment has been received by a higher power that is now directing me and I don’t know where it will take me.

At the moment I feel drawn to explore a person that I got to know through one of his books: James F. Twyman. I didn’t know this guy until I read “Love, God, and the Art of French Cooking”, a book I liked very much, because it explains and explores some things about food that I believe and practice as well. But that wasn’t the interesting thing about James F. Twyman. I like to know who is the author of the book that I am reading and googled him. To my surprise this man is known around the world as Peace Troubadour, somebody who travels to places at war and in conflict conducting large Peace prayer vigils with over 100,000 people worldwide and singing Peace prayers to shift the energies in the war torn regions and help to reach peace. Wow.

In addition to that he had some pretty amazing spiritual experiences throughout his life, meeting psychic children in Bulgaria, a spiritual peace circle in Croatia and Bosnia and Jeshua ben Joseph in Jerusalem in a vision.  He has written books about all these experiences. He also created The Beloved Community, a community of people that have been ordained as Peace Ministers and conduct peace meetings in different locations around the world but mostly in the U.S. and Canada. Originally he is a singer and became known for turning the 12 Peace prayers of all world religions into songs.

Something is guiding me to read several of his books at the moment. Namely:

They all have Love and Peace as central topics as well as being connected, being Oneness. I wonder what I will learn and experience during reading. Come and join me, if you like, in exploring Peace, Love and Oneness through the means of those books.

To get an impression of James F. Twyman, search for his name on Youtube.



Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to Me. 🙂

It is my birthday today. The pictures show the flowers I got today.

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It was a great day. I love it when right from waking up until before going to bed other people think of me and send me messages or call me or meet me during the day just to celebrate that I am there. I wasn’t able to see it this way and just be happy until 2 years ago. But then I learned that I can choose to be happy. And that God, the universe made me come here to this earth because I am special and that I am loved and don’t have to do anything for it. I learned that each person on this earth is unique and that included me.

Today I went through my day just being happy. And I let myself be surprised by so many people. The coolest thing: I joined two conversations on Facebook where other people stated that it was their birthday today too. It was so cool to find so many people having their birthday on the same day. I never was aware of that before. It is a great feeling to suddenly discover people from around the world sharing one birthday.

I had a happy day today. And I choose to be happy onwards.

I hope you have a happy day too.

Love, Antje

Teach your children to meditate

Teach your children to meditate and/or meditate with them.

There’s a saying that roughly goes like this:
“If every 8-year-old would be told how to meditate,
there would be no more war on earth.”

Let’s strive to get there.

1.) Make your own meditation practice a priority in your personal every day life. Thereby you give yourself space and time and you also are an example for your children.

2.) Teach your children a simple meditation. And teach them to breathe deeply to reconnect with themselves. Gabby Bernstein gives examples in her video “How to meditate with your kids” that you can find on YouTube.

3.) Maybe also invite your children to meditate together. Don’t give up your personal meditation time though. Rather set another time for meditating together. Share your guided meditations with them, if you like. And just follow your guidance and their curiosity.

Most of all: “Be a meditator.” Gabby Bernstein