The Power of Now

So I’m currently listening to an Audible book called The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. It may seem like a “self help lah dee dah” book to some of you, but I’m really diggin it!

Here’s the synopsis/blurb about the book:

To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle’s extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us. A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.

I appreciate how simple it is to understand what he’s saying, he gives some really good explanations and anecdotes. He just talked about a cool experiment to try in regards to presence, and I wanted to share it.

Close your eyes and say to yourself “I wonder what my next thought is going to be”. Then become alert and wait for the next thought like a cat watching a mouse hole wondering what thought will come out of the mouse hole.

….

Did it take you some time before a new thought came to mind? It did for me! I love stuff like this, can’t wait to finish the book. Let me know if you happen to have read it before or plan to! #virtualbookclub lol

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s