#1 New York’s Bestseller, one of Oprah’s reccomended books, The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle holistically teaches you to be conscious of stress stimulating thoughts and how to focus on the present moment.
It reads easily and the concepts are clear. You may find yourself having an “aha” moment every few minutes, and a feeling of inner peace when you read something that applies to your life, which I experienced often.
“The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly – you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. This is the disease. You believe that you are your mind. This is the delusion. The instrument has taken you over” (Tolle pg. 16).
A main concept taught is how to distinguish your true self from your mind and thoughts. It compares similarly to the devil and angel sitting on your shoulders; the angel is your true self as the devil is your mind.
Other main concepts discussed are the illusion of pain, how to be free of it, and how to endure suffering and become more enlightened after. True surrender, forgiveness, unconscious versus conscious decisions are highlighted in the book.
It is eye opening. Before, I constantly worried about people who hurt me, my disadvantages, and the fear of an unsuccessful future, but as I read the book, I had many “aha” moments and realized the toxicity bubbling inside my mind. The concepts in the book truly liberated me from stressful and limiting thoughts and taught me how to breathe in the present moment. It even encouraged me to take on meditating. Reflections about my life, needs and passions deepened and was more meaningful. I reflected on what was important to me and what to focus on versus irrelevant worries and responsiblities I wouldn’t care for five years from now.
It’s a great read that will enrich and awaken your true spirit and help you breathe in the power of focusing on the present moment.
❤ Wabi Sabi
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