Eckhart Tolle on Iboga

“When you go into a forest that has not been interfered with by man, our thinking mind will only see disorder and chaos all around us. The mind is more comfortable in a landscaped park because it has been planned through thought. There is order here that the mind can understand. Iboga takes you into the forest. At first it seems like chaos. The mind will try to understand it through thought. When it can’t, it will panic. In the forest, there is an incomprehensible order that you can sense when you let go of thought. This is the key, drop thought, become still and alert and don’t try to understand or explain. Only then can you become aware of the sacredness of the forest. As soon as you sense that hidden harmony and sacredness, you realize that you are not separate from it. You realize that you are a conscious participant in it. This is the ultimate realization. In this way, iboga can help you become realigned with the wholeness of life, help you realize the unrealizable, help you become enlightened.”

–Eckhart Tolle