Three of the best quotes for living in the moment by Eckhart Tolle.
Eckhart Tolle is a German born, Cambridge educated author of the New York Time’s best-selling book ‘The Power of Now’. After spending much of his life depressed, Tolle turned his focus inwards, and experienced what he refers to as a ‘personal transformation’. He is now a well known spiritual teacher and mentor, travelling across the globe with his teachings, including appearances on Oprah. His books encourage us to be in the present moment throughout our lives, and to release attachment to our fears, or as he often refers to them, our ‘ego’.
“Sometimes, letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on” – Eckhart Tolle
Pain is a part of being alive. We can all agree on that. But it is when we attach ourselves to our pain that we truly suffer.
How often do we think about the pains of our past and lament upon them? And how do we feel once we do so!? We feel exactly as we felt when the pain happened, sometimes even worse, because we add on regret, shame and guilt for feeling that way at all. We put ourselves through living hell.
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life” – Eckhart Tolle
The truth is that being truly in the present moment and choosing to let go is an act of bravery. It takes more courage to step away, release, and let go of things that do not serve us; than it does to carry them around like dead weight. And truly, the moment is all we have.
Yet, so many of us choose to stay attached to our pain, and the stories from our past and we can tell ourselves that we have great reasons to do so. One example of these reasons may be that if we think that the person who ‘hurt us’ knows that we haven’t forgiven them, and if we stay buried in our hurt, that they will suffer.
But in reality, the only person who suffers is you. When you own up tho this fact, you will have tapped into your personal power, and you have the capacity to make real, lasting change in your life; for the better.
“The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present” – Eckhart Tolle
To be free of pain we must be in the present moment. We can literally create our world by focusing on being in the Now and choosing to be free of the past. We need to ask ourselves the question: What kind of life do I want for myself? One where I am in the Now and free of pain and suffering, or one where I exist only in the realm of my mind, tormented by the ghosts of the past?
You have the choice. So let go, be brave, for you.
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