Just finished reading a book titled “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle, and felt it is inspiring and remarkable, thus I would like to recommend this book to you all. This book is surely worth re-reading over and over again for better understanding and comprehension.
The primary principle of the book revolves around the concept “being fully present.” Here are some my favorite quotes from the book:-
Make NOW the primary focus of your life.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life. Whereas before you dwelt in time and paid brief visits to the Now, have your dwelling place in the Now and pay brief visits to past and future when required to deal with the practical aspects of your life situation. Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to something that already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.
Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.
Be present as the watcher of your mind – of your thoughts and emotions as well as your reactions in various situations.
Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret life is to “die before you die” — and find that there is no death.
True salvation is to know yourself as an inseparable part of the timeless and formless one life from which all that exists drives its being.
To go beyond the mind and reconnect with the deeper reality of being, very different qualities are needed: surrender, non-judgment, an openness that allows life to be instead of resisting it, the capacity to hold all things in the loving embrace of your knowing.
Die to the past every moment, and let the light of your presence shine away the heavy, time-bound self you thought of as “you.”