I am looking for analytical connections as to how the poem, "In a Dark Time" by Theodore Roethke relates to Chapter 5 ("The Pain - Body") of "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 5:21 am ad1c9bdddf
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"In a Dark Time" strongly correlates with Chapter 5. Since Tolle insists on how so much of our thinking is mind possessed or ego driven as well as involuntary, he urges us to take that control into our own hands and not be bound by the emotional ego. Roethke also suggests how we can awake from our ego dysfunction and find clarity as "In a dark time, the eye begins to see, I meet my shadow in the deepening shade."
When Tolle reveals how "Unconscious assumptions create emotions in the body which in turn generate mind activity ...
"In a Dark Time" by Theodore Roethke is briefly related to Chapter 5 ("The Pain - Body") of "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle.