Eckhart Tolle is one of the world's best-known spiritual teachers, famed for his internationally best-selling books The Power of Now and A New Earth that have helped millions discover joy in living in the present moment. Tolle not only writes but is also an accomplished public speaker who hosts seminars and workshops around the globe. Additionally, Tolle founded Eckhart Teachings which produces books, audio recordings, and video courses related to his teachings.
In a recent interview, Tolle discussed how children may be affected by what he calls their "pain body", an accumulation of past emotional pain carried with us from birth until death. According to Tolle, triggers for this emotional burden include when parents argue and create an unsettling home environment that makes their children more sensitive; Tolle suggests teaching their children to focus solely on being present in each moment rather than worrying about past or future influences.
Tolle discusses ways in which children can be taught to become more mindful, listening to their bodies. When children are in the present they feel happy and joyful while when not, they fall into resistance mode trying to control their lives and cause problems and dysfunction in the outside world. By returning to formless consciousness or the field of now, inner conflict will dissipate while your life situation improves dramatically.