The mind can often resist, reject and create distance from spiritual teachings and messages.
The Ego Fights To Stay Alive
My comment was in reply to a comment by Mira about not being able to identify with Eckhart Tolle’s teachings.
I said that when I started my spiritual journey I would have agreed with the disagreement of the commenter’s comment about not identifying with Eckhart Tolle’s teachings.
After years of research in metaphysical and spiritual experiences and actual spiritual practice, I have discovered that the mind will somewhat never identify with spiritual messages and teachings.
However, when an experience is had that could be called spiritual, is when a knowing and resonance comes with any spiritual messages or teachings and especially those related to the experience that has been had.
Hence, until a direct experience is had, spiritual messages and teachings may not be easy to be identified with or understood, and the mind and ego may most probably resist, reject and create distance from spiritual messages and the source such as the media, environment and people they come from.
A more recent comment by Kumar Sankara helped confirm my experience…
Couldn’t stand eckhart at first. Then years later I’ve become open to his teachings. I don’t fall prey to Spiritual people as a rule and have built resistance to such things. However I’m convinced he is enlightened after listening to endless talks by him. He does not waiver. It’s simple truths he wields with simple certainty. Trust the ego fights to stay alive.