What does it mean to die before you die and how can this help you in life?

Eckhart Tolle said, “Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die” – and find that there is no death.”

Echoed by the wisdom traditions the world over, this sentiment is also understood by anyone who has undergone the evolutionary process of transforming their human consciousness into divine consciousness.

“Death” in this context refers to a psychological undoing.

The act of dismantling and shedding layers of mental conditioning perforates the (dense) psyche, unbinding and rewilding oneself.

To ego, this excavation process feels like death. But this is not death, it’s transformation.

When we let go of who we think we are, truth in all its wholeness can reveal itself. Until then, life continues to reflect that which we think.

With regard to how helpful this process is to the functioning of our lives, much like opening the curtains in one’s house, light floods in and dark corners and monstrous shadows are exposed for what they truly are…

A play of light.

A trick of the mind.

A figment of our imagination.

Opening the curtains simultaneously eradicates one’s fear of the monster and the monster itself.

Without fear, all of life is given permission to flow unhindered through you, as you.