March 30, 2021
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Our mind’s default is to concentrate on two things:
- The past
- The future
What’s missing? The Now.
Which is strange, because the present moment is all we ever have. Eckhart implores us over and over to come to the present moment. Just be. And enjoy being!
Recall the last time you sat down with a child and played with them. They are focused on one thing and one thing only: The Now. They aren’t thinking about what’s for dinner, what time they have to wake up in the morning, who they have to call or what bill they have to pay. They are 100% immersed in playing with you.
It’s an incredible feat and it’s very challenging to meet their undivided attention with our own.
There are few places we may be fully in “The Now”. Perhaps it’s when you’re playing a sport (which is why you can recall every shot, pass or play). Perhaps it’s when you’re cooking (which is why you can smell the aromas and feel the knife slicing through the vegetable). Perhaps it’s when you’re out in nature (which is why you notice the flowers and hear the birds chirping).
Where do you find yourself not thinking about the past nor the future?
“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”Mother Teresa
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