11/11/2012 09:37 am ET

Eckhart Tolle on Clearing Bad Memories (VIDEO)

Is it possible to rid yourself of bad memories? According to spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, author of A New Earth and The Power of Now, it all depends on how you approach those memories. If you recognize that a bad memory is just a type of thought that pops up in your mind, you don't need to identify with it any longer, he says.

"Memories are thoughts that arise -- they are not reality," Eckhart says. "It's only when you believe that they are real [that] they have power over you."

Tune in to Oprah's conversation with Eckhart on "Super Soul Sunday," Sunday, November 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN.