How to Protect Yourself from Toxic Beliefs & Tech | Eckhart Tolle | SPIRITUALITY | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Eckhart Tolle, author, The Power of Now & A New Earth about why many people have become absorbed by toxic beliefs, why we need self awareness more than ever, what we can all learn from Ben Shapiro’s conversation with Russell Brand, and how social media addiction is filling our head with negative beliefs. First, Eckhart shares his observation that many people are living in a distorted reality filled with toxic ideologies. He is worried that a large part of the population is having difficulty thinking rationally. The loss of critical thinking is especially worrisome to him because he believes that it is this kind of negative thinking that has led to human disasters like the Cultural Revolution in Mao Zedong’s China. He likens the current cultural climate to being like a mental virus or as Carl Jung called it, a collective psychosis. If we do not develop more self awareness and self reflection and we continue to fear challenging assumptions we may end up on a path similar to Cambodia under Pol Pot. Next, Eckhart talks about the dangers of negative thoughts and negative narratives. He explains how you can develop more self awareness in your daily life. Eckhart shares why he thinks Ben Shapiro’s appearance on Russell Brand’s podcast Under the Skin is so important in this polarized time. He explains why it is so vital for a society to be able to hear differing viewpoints and how we can practice self awareness by having dialogues with people who think differently than us. He also discusses why it is so important to find your purpose and the benefits of seeking a higher calling. Finally, Eckhart discusses the modern day problem of excessive thinking. He explains how smartphones and social media contribute to overthinking. He stresses the importance of digital wellness and taking time to declutter your mind. He expresses support for digital detoxing to clear one’s mind of the toxic thoughts that we are absorbing through social media. Eckhart expresses his concerns about internet addiction and excessive screen time damaging kid’s ability to focus and instead giving them a short attention span. Understanding spirituality is difficult in today’s fast paced world. Does the world of theology still offer something to a more secular modern world? Are there lessons to learn from a more spiritual path that can help us make sense of issues like morality? Or is spirituality best left to the past according to some modern day atheists and skeptics? What does it even mean to be spiritual in an enlightened world? Hear from a wide variety of guests on the benefits, struggles, and problems with religion with this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEbhOtC9klbBVQDiwKCMq8RrYdmBjKRrb To make sure you never miss a single Rubin Report video, click here to subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJdKr0Bgd_5saZYqLCa9mng?sub_confirmation=1 Looking for smart and honest conversations about current events, political news and the culture war? Want to increase your critical thinking by listening to different perspectives on a variety of topics? If so, then you’re in the right place because on The Rubin Report Dave Rubin engages the ideas of some of society’s most interesting thought leaders, authors, politicians and comedians. The Rubin Report is the largest talk show about free speech and big ideas on YouTube. Dave allows his guests to speak their minds and his audience to think for themselves. New videos every week. The Rubin Report is fan funded through monthly and one-time donations: http://www.rubinreport.com/support ****** Dave Rubin’s book, “Don’t Burn This Book” is now available at: www.dontburnthisbook.com LISTEN to The Rubin Report podcast: www.rubinreport.com/podcast See Dave LIVE: https://daverubin.com/events/ Sign up for our newsletter with the best of The Rubin Report delivered to your inbox once a week: http://www.rubinreport.com/newsletter Official Rubin Report Merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/therubinreport All art on the set are original works by Caylin Rose Janet. Get a print here: https://www.caylinrosejanet.com/rubinreportart.html ****** Eckhart Tolle Author, The Power of Now Eckhart on Twitter: http://twitter.com/EckhartTolle Get the book: “The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment” here: https://www.amazon.com/Power-Now-Guide-Spiritual-Enlightenment/dp/1577314808 ****** Follow Dave on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RubinReport Follow The Rubin Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rubinreport Follow Dave on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daverubin Follow Dave on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rubinreport/?hl=en About Dave Rubin: http://rubinreport.com

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