Sunday, December 15, 2013
GREAT QUOTES - FROM - ECKHART TOLLE - THE POWER OF NOW
The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle is a Great Spiritualist of our times. His book, The Power of Now is a great Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment . He tells us how the present moment holds the key for all of our happiness, sorrows, achievements, failures and how the whole life is centered around this moment, which he calls as NOW. See here some of his profound sayings on the present moment :
Ø Realize deeply that the Present Moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.
Ø If you get the Inside right, the Outside will fall into place. Primary Reality is within; secondary reality without.
Ø Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it's no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.
Ø It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.
Ø Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey only has one: the step you are taking right now.
Ø Nothing has happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.
Ø What a Caterpillar calls the End of the World we call a Butterfly.
Ø Die to the Past every moment. You don't need it. Only refer to it when it is absolutely relevant to the present. Feel the power of This Moment and the fullness of Being. Feel Your Presence.
Ø Space and Silence are two aspects of the same thing. The same no-thing. They are externalization of Inner Space and Inner Silence, which is stillness: the infinitely creative womb of all existence.
Ø The pain that you create now is always some form of Non-Acceptance, 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 negativity. The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment, and this in turn depends on how strongly you are identified with your mind. The mind always seeks to deny the Now and to escape from it.
Ø The best indicator of your level of consciousness is how you deal with life's challenges when they come. Through those challenges, an already unconscious person tends to become more deeply unconscious, and a conscious person more intensely conscious. You can use a challenge to awaken you, or you can allow it to pull you into even deeper sleep. The dream of ordinary unconsciousness then turns into a nightmare.
Ø Thought cannot exist without Consciousness, but Consciousness does not need Thought.
Ø Emotions arise in the place where your mind and body meet.
Ø At the deepest level of Being, you are one with all that is.
Ø All you really need to do is accept this moment fully. You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself.
Ø True Power is within, and it is available NOW.
Ø Don't look for peace. Don't look for any other state than the one you are in now; .... Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you Accept Fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the Miracle of Surrender.
Ø You are Awareness, disguised as a person.
Ø Humans have learned to split the atom. Instead of killing ten or twenty people with a wooden club, one person can now kill a million just by pushing a button. Is that real change?
Ø Whatever you accept completely, you go beyond...If you fight it, you're stuck with it.
Ø Resistance is Weakness and Fear masquerading as strength. What the ego sees as weakness is your Being in its purity, innocence, and power. What it sees as strength is weakness.
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