Friday, November 10, 2006

The Power of Now

The Power of Now is an incredible book by Eckhart Tolle. In it, he describes the mind's focus on time, its negative effects and how one can free one's self from them.

The point is not to "lose one's mind" or stop thinking, but to keep our conditioning from interfering with our ability to focus on the here and now. Focus on the mistakes and suffering of the past and what may or may not unfold in the future drains energy away from dealing with and enjoying this moment.

Free of "if only..." and "some day", one can see through the false choice of whether the glass is half full or half empty. Stop measuring and start drinking! Now!

Through meditation, I've been learning to quiet the conditioned mind, but Eckart Tolle's insights have opened my eyes as to the power of such practices. I am very excited about the impact this will have on my life.


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