As I was rummaging through my closet, I came across Echkart Tolle’s first book “The Power of Now”. Tolle states that every minute you spend worrying about the future or regretting the past is a minute lost because all you have is the present moment.
The book provides great insights into being present, mindful, cultivating peace within, and accepting what is. The timing of finding this book couldn’t have come sooner.
Life is just a series of present moments.
The only significant time is the one we think about the least; the present. Everything we do, feel, and sense all takes place in The Now. When you think about, the past is nothing more than all present moments that have gone by and the future is just the collection of current moments waiting to arrive.
All pain is a result of resistance to the things you cannot change.
I’ve heard it said that the only pain you suffer is the one you create yourself. I tend to agree with this statement. Tolle says when we worry, what we are doing is projecting our mind out into the future; worrying about what hasn’t come and usually most of it never happens. It can be one of many factors that can cause anxiety.
Living in the NOW enables you to relish every little sensation and emotion of the moment entirely. So, clear your mind of useless distractions. With a clear head, free yourself from worries about the past and future. You’ll see beyond the surface of things and discover and appreciate their inherent worth and beauty.
Journeyer’s remember to focus on the joys, blessings, and opportunities of each day of your life.