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Stillness

[Level 3: Pinnacle]

 

I have discussed being present through the book. My own reconnection to the present occurred after reading Eckhart Tolle’s book, The Power Of Now. The best way to put an exclamaition mark on the importance of the present is with some quotes from him:

“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.”

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.”

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are think- ing. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.”

“As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhap- piness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love – even the most simple action.”

“Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now, and if the past can’t prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?”