What does Eckhart Tolle mean by writing in “Stillness Speaks” : “You are not somebody who is aware of the tree, the thought, feeling, or experience. You are the awareness or consciousness in and by which those things appear.”?

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What does Eckhart Tolle mean by writing in “Stillness Speaks” : “You are not somebody who is aware of the tree, the thought, feeling, or experience. You are the awareness or consciousness in and by which those things appear.”?

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The “I” and “me” and “myself” are artificially generated and exist only in your head. The thing that is aware is not any of those. However we cannot escape our “self awareness” once we have a “self”.

Identity is an illusion.
It is a framework for the mind to develop some semblance of understanding. We have a hard time conceptualizing the big picture: that all of existence is one big, complete thing. So… we instead sort of… trick ourselves into thinking that we are the individual bodies we are using. So your soul or whatever, is not the identity you cling to, your personality whatever; what you are, really, at your core, is whatever you are experiencing in any given moment.
That’s my take. Do with it what you will.

Looking at a tree you are only seeing the surface of the tree and don’t know what it is like to be a tree and what it experiences, the limits of your own consciousness limit how you can experience what is around you.