Monday, March 9, 2009

Living in the present

Something that changed my life.

from Eckhart Tolle's A NEW EARTH (amazing book I highly recommend to anyone)

"By realizing that your entire life journey ultimately consists of the step you are taking right at this moment. There is always only this one step, and so you give it your fullest attention. This doesn't mean you don't know where you are going; it just means this step is primary, the destination secondary. And what you encounter at your destination once you get there depends on the quality of this one step. Another way of putting it: What the future holds for you depends on your state of consciousness now."

and

"When you make the present moment, instead of the past and future, the focal point of your life, your ability to enjoy what you do - and with it the quality of your life - increases dramatically. Joy is the dynamic aspect of Being. When the creative power of the universe becomes conscious itself, it manifests as joy. You don't have to to wait for something "meaningful" to come into your life so that you can finally enjoy what you do. There is more meaning in joy than you will ever need. The "waiting to start living" syndrome is one of the most common delusions of the unconscious state."

3 comments:

Sara T. said...

This is brilliantly written, I enjoyed this.

Rebecca said...

Oh I love Eckhart Tolle's work. Check out it.

Nova said...

Sounds like an awesome book I'll have to check that one out!