You are either Present or you are Absent
I’m reading Eckhart Tolle’s The Power Of Now.
What strikes me is the epiphany about presence. I’ve read the words “Now”, “Present”, “Presence” often in the book, but not really thinking what it really means, nor fully understanding it.
I can’t say I FULLY understand it at this moment either. But there was one part where he talked about “absence”, that made me more aware of what presence means.
It’s funny yet interesting how the opposite of something can make one realise the meaning of what you’re trying to grasp.
And truly, if you are not PRESENT at this instance, your mind is either in the past or the future, which means… you are currently ABSENT from the right here and now.
So many of us are actually absent, cycling through the past again and again, and constantly worrying about the future. This is me, for sure.
Also, since we are to die to our past history with every second that passes, I am to consider myself whole in the Now. No more dwelling in the past where my mom mentally, psychologically and emotionally tortured me.
I’m still taking it all in. I believe in the truth he speaks about. I want to LIVE as he teaches – in the Now.
Anyone else read/is reading this book? Would love to hear your thoughts on it.
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