You do not awaken spiritually until the compulsive and unconscious naming ceases, or at least you become aware of it and thus are able to observe it as it happens. It is through this constant naming that the ego remains in place as the unobserved mind.
Whenever it ceases and even when you just become aware of it, there is inner space, and you are not possessed by the mind anymore.Eckhart Tolle
Oneness With All Life
(Internationally Best-Selling Author Of “The Power Of Now.”)