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The Power of Now

The Power of Now

by Eckhart Tolle

Forget Past and Future

A central teaching of Tolle’s enlightenment is, you guessed it, to focus on the now.

Tolle makes the case that lots of our suffering and pain happen because we allow the past and the future to poison our present. Which makes no sense to Tolle, because past and future don’t even exist.

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Now is All There Is

Past and future are mental constructs that bear no reality.

Things only happen in a continuous stream of present moments. When you feel something about the past you are feeling it now. So it’s not true that you are feeling some pain from the past: you are experiencing it in the success of...

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How “Now” Empowers You

Dwelling on past pains and future worries does nothing good for you.

For example, you might have a huge project you are running behind schedule. Most people project the future worry of not making it on time or having to face an angry boss on the now, which does nothing good neither for th...

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