The Power Of Now

I read this well known guide to spiritual enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle several years ago, but I lost the copy so have bought it again on Kindle. So I am reading it again; it’s like I never read it in the first place.

It’s throwing up loads of stuff for me. Really challenging me to get into the present moment and dispense with ego identification which I think I have a lot of. It’s like a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) session on steroids.

Eckhart Tolle advocates TPON as a way of making a positive change. Whereas Buddhism advocates accepting that which is. There seems to be a bit of a discrepancy here. Any thoughts?

I had thought that my system of Balance in the middle of:

  1. Past = Depression
  2. Present = Mania
  3. Future = Neurosis

was a competitive way of looking at things. But I now see that this is entirely compatible. I just need to recognise that the mind and ego are associated with Past and Future rather than Present.

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