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The Power of Now

The Power of Now

by Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart tolle

The art of inner-body awareness will develop into a completely new way of living, a state of permanent connectedness with Being, and will add a depth to your life that you have never known before.

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You are not your mind

  1. Your mind is an instrument, a tool. 
  2. It is there to be used for a specific task, and when the task is completed, you lay it down. 
  3. As it is, I would say about 80 to 90 percent of most people's thinking is not only repetitive and usele...

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What is important for the Ego?

Identification with your mind causes thought to become compulsive.

To the ego, the present moment hardly exists. Only past and future are considered important.

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Consciousness - The Way Out of Pain

  • The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. 
  • On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgment
  • On the emotional level, it is some form of...

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Eckhart tolle

The more you are able to honor and accept the Now, the more you are free of pain, of suffering -- and free of the egoic mind.

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Pro tip 1: Train your Brain

Try observing your thought patterns.

You'll notice that maximum percentage of your thoughts are about the past or the future.

How many of us have had our breakfast being completely engrossed in the moment and enjoyed the taste of our food? So train y...

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Pro tip 2: Practice gratitude

Another easier activity is practicing gratitude.

Maintain a journal and write down the points for which you are grateful for in the present moment whenever your mind wanders off.

Remember practice is the key!

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Give your attention to your body.

If you keep your attention in the body as much as possible, you will be anchored in the Now. You won't lose yourself in the external world, and you won't lose yourself in your mind. Thoughts and emotions, fears and desires may still be there to some extent, but

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