35 Power Of Now Excerpts

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Power of Now excerpts

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The power of now by Eckhart Tolle is a book that holds timeless wisdom and is a manual for anyone interested in discovering their true divinity and Beingness of the creator. This book can help you awaken the God force in you.

Below are the power of now excerpts, which are carefully selected from the book: the power of now. These power of now excerpts can be used in your daily meditation and contemplations to help unlock your true nature and reach the highest heights of spirituality.

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35 Power Of Now Excerpts

1) “Being is the eternal, ever present one life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death. However, Being is not only beyond but also deep within every form as its innermost invisible and indestructible essence. This means that it is accessible to you now as your own deepest self, your true nature. But don’t seek to grasp it with your mind. Don’t try to understand it. You can know it only when the mind is still” –Power of Now

Chapter One: You are not your mind. Page 10

2) “Your mind is an instrument, a tool. It is there to be used for a specific task and when the task is completed, you lay it to be okay, happy, at peace”–Power of Now excerpts  

Chapter One: You are not your mind. Page 18

3) “Love, joy and peace are deep states of Being, or rather three aspects of the state of inner connectedness with Being. As such, they are no opposite. This is because they rise from beyond the mind. Emotions, on the other hand, being part of the dualistic mind are subject to the law of opposites.This simply means that you cannot have good without bad”–Power of Now

 Chapter One: You are not your mind. Page 24

4) “Unconsciousness creates it, consciousness transmutes it into itself. St Paul expressed the universal principle beautifully “everything is shown up by being exposed to the light, and whatever is exposed to the light itself becomes light” just as you can not fight the darkness, you cannot fight the pain-body. Trying to do so would create inner conflict and thus further pain. Watching it is enough. Watching it implies accepting it as part of what is at that moment”–Power of Now             

 Chapter Two: Consciousness The Way Out of Pain. Page 32

5) “The reason why you don’t put your hand in the fire is not because of fear, it’s because you know that you’ll get burned. You don’t need fear to avoid unnecessary danger- just a minimum intelligence and common sense for such practical matters. It is useful to apply the lessons learned in the past”–Power of Now         

Chapter Two: Consciousness The Way Out of Pain. Page 35

6) “Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time- past and future – the more you miss the now, the most precious thing there is”–Power of Now

Chapter Three: Moving Deeply Into The Now. Page 40

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7) “But even here, within the sphere of practical living, where we cannot do without reference to past and future, the present moment remains the essential factor. Any lesson from the past becomes relevant and is applied now. Any planning as well as working toward achieving a particular goal is done now”–Power of Now                         

Chapter Three: Moving Deeply Into The Now. Page 47

8) “How does this mind pattern operate in your life? Are you always trying to get somewhere other than where you are? Is most of your doing just a means to an end? Is fulfillment always just around the corner or confined to short-lived pleasures, such as sex, food, drink, drugs, or thrills and excitement? Are you always focus on becoming, achieving, and attaining, or alternatively chasing some new thrills or pleasure? Do you believe that if you acquire more things you will become fulfilled, good enough, or psychologically complete? Are you waiting for a man or woman to give meaning to your life?”–Power of Now

Chapter Three: Moving Deeply Into The Now. Page 49Trees in nature representing the presence of power of now

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9) “When you create a problem you create pain. All it takes is a simple choice, a simple decision: no matter what happens, I will create no more pain for myself. I will create no more problems. Although it is a simple choice, it is also very radical. You won’t make that choice unless you are truly fed up with suffering, unless you have truly had enough. And you won’t be able to go through with it unless you access the power of Now. If you create no more pain for yourself, then you create no more pain for others. You also no longer contaminate the beautiful Earth, your inner space and the collective human psych with the negativity of problem-making”–Power of Now           

Chapter Three: Moving Deeply Into The Now. Page 54

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 10) “As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolves, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out of present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love – even the most simple action”–Power of Now

Chapter Three: Moving Deeply Into The Now. Page 56

11) “So, do not be concerned with the fruit of your action—just give attention to the action itself. The fruit will come of its own accord. This is a powerful spiritual practice. In the Bhagavad Gita, one of the oldest and most beautiful spiritual teachings in existence, non-attachment to the fruit of your action is called Karma Yoga. It is described as the path of “consecrated action”–Power of Now

Chapter Three: Moving Deeply Into The Now. Page  58

12) “When the compulsive striving away from the Now ceases, the joy of Being flows into everything you do. The moment your attention turns to the Now, you feel a presence, a stillness, a peace. You no longer depend on the future for fulfillment and satisfaction -you don’t look to it for salvation. Therefore, you are not attached to the results. Neither failure nor success has the power to change your inner state of Being. You have found life underneath your life situation”–Power of Now excerpts

Chapter 4 mind strategies for avoiding the now. Page 60

13) “Tomorrow’s bills are not the problem. The dissolution of the physical body is not a problem. Loss of Now is the problem, or rather the core delusion that turns a mere situation, event, or emotion into a personal problem and into suffering. Loss of Now is loss of Being”–Power of Now Quotes With Page Numbers

Chapter Four: Mind Strategy for Avoiding the Now Page 61

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14) “If you cannot be present even in normal circumstances, such as when you are sitting alone in a room, walking in the woods, or listening to someone, then you certainly won’t be able to stay conscious when something “goes wrong” or you are faced with difficult people or situations, with loss or the threat of loss. You will be taken over by a reaction, which ultimately is always some form of fear, and pulled into deep unconsciousness”–Power of Now   

Chapter Four: Mind Strategy for Avoiding the Now. Page 62

15) “See if you can catch yourself complaining, in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness”–Power of Now

Chapter Four: Mind Strategy for Avoiding the Now. Page 68

16) “Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it’s no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing. Is fear preventing you from taking action? Acknowledge the fear, watch it, take your attention into it, be fully present with it. Doing so cuts the link between the fear and your thinking. Don’t let the fear rise up into your mind. Use the power of the Now. Fear cannot prevail against it”–Power of Now excerpts

Chapter Four: Mind Strategy for Avoiding the Now: Pg 69

17) “Are you stressed? Are you so busy getting to the future that the present is reduced to a means of getting there? Stress is caused by being “here” but wanting to be “there,” or being in the present but wanting to be in the future. It’s a split that tears you apart inside. To create and live with such an inner split is insane. The fact that everyone else is doing it doesn’t make it any less insane. If you have to, you can move fast, work fast, or even run, without projecting yourself into the future and without resisting the present”–Power of Now Quotes

Chapter Four: Mind Strategy for Avoiding the Now. Page 73

18) “To stay present in everyday life, it helps to be deeply rooted within yourself; otherwise, the mind, which has incredible momentum, will drag you along like a wild river”–Power of Now

Chapter Five: The State of Presence. Page78

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19) “Be like a servant waiting for the return of the master,” says Jesus. The servant does not know at what hour the master is going to come. So he stays awake, alert, poised, still, lest he miss the master’s arrival. In another parable, Jesus speaks of the five careless (unconscious) women who do not have enough oil (consciousness) to keep their lamps burning (stay present) and so miss the bridegroom (the Now) and don’t get to the wedding feast (enlightenment). These five stand in contrast to the five wise women who have enough oil (stay conscious) ”–Power of Now             

  Chapter Five: State of the Presence. Page 79

20) “Silence is an even more potent carrier of presence, so when you read this or listen to me speak, be aware of the silence between and underneath the words. Be aware of the gaps. To listen to the silence, wherever you are, is an easy and direct way of becoming present. Even if there is noise, there is always some silence underneath and in between the sounds. Listening to the silence immediately creates stillness inside you. Only the stillness in you can perceive the silence outside. And what is stillness other than presence, consciousness freed from thought forms? Here is the living realization of what we have been talking about”–Power of Now 

 Chapter Five: State of the Presence. Page 85

21) “The body that you can see and touch cannot take you into Being. But that visible and tangible body is only an outer shell, or rather a limited and distorted perception of a deeper reality. In your natural state of connectedness with Being, this deeper reality can be felt every moment as the invisible inner body, the animating presence within you. So, to “inhabit the body” is to feel the body from within, to feel the life inside the body and thereby come to know that you are beyond the outer form”–Power of Now

Chapter Six: The Inner Body. Page 92

22) “To become conscious of Being, you need to reclaim consciousness from the mind. This is one of the most essential tasks on your spiritual journey. It will free vast amounts of consciousness that previously had been trapped in useless and compulsive thinking”–Power of Now 

Chapter Six: The Inner Body. Page 92

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23) “What you perceive as a dense physical structure called the body, which is subject to disease, old age, and death, is not ultimately real- is not you. It is a misperception of your essential reality that is beyond birth and death, and is due to the limitations of your mind, which, having lost touch with Being, creates the body as evidence of its illusory belief in separation and to justify its state of fear”–Power of Now   

 Chapter Six. The Inner Body. Page 96

24) “So when such challenges come, as they always do, make it a habit to go within at once and focus as much as you can on the inner energy field of your body. This need not take long, just a few seconds. But you need to do it the moment that the challenge presents itself. Any delay will allow a conditioned mental-emotional reaction to arise and take you over. When you focus within and feel the inner body, you immediately become still and present as you are withdrawing consciousness from the mind. If a response is required in that situation, it will come up from this deeper level. Just as the sun is infinitely brighter than a candle flame, there is infinitely more intelligence in Being than in your mind”–Power of Now excerpts

Chapter Six: The Inner Body. Page 102

26) “So if you take your attention deeply into the inner body, you may reach this point, this singularity, where the world dissolves into the Unmanifested and the Unmanifested takes on form as the energy stream of chi, which then becomes the world. This is the point of birth and death. When your consciousness is directed outward, the mind and world arises. When it is directed inward, it realizes its own Source and returns home into the Unmanifested”–Power of Now

Chapter Seven: Portal into The Unmanifested. Page 109

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27) “Surrender — the letting go of mental-emotional resistance to what is- also becoming a portal into the Unmanifested. The reason for this is simple: inner resistance cuts you off from other people, from yourself, from the world around you. It strengthens the feeling of separateness on which the ego depends for its survival”–Power of Now

Chapter Seven: Portal Into the Unmanifested. Page 111

28) “True salvation is a state of freedom- from fear, from suffering, from a perceived state of lack and insufficiency and therefore from all wanting, needing, grasping, and clinging. It is freedom from compulsive thinking, from negativity, and above all from past and future as a psychological need”–Power of Now

Chapter Eight: Enlightened Relationship page 122

28) “The reason why the romantic love relationship is such an intense and universally sought-after experience is that it seems to offer liberation from a deep-seated state of fear, need, lack, and incompleteness that is part of the human condition in its unredeemed and unenlightened state”–Power of Now    

Chapter Eight: Enlightened Relationship Page 128

29) “Do you truly know what is positive and what is negative? Do you have the total picture? There have been many people for whom limitation, failure, loss, illness, or pain in whatever form turned out to be their greatest teacher. It taught them to let go of false self-images and superficial ego-dictated goals and desires. It gave them depth, humility, and compassion. It made them more real”–Power of Now

Chapter Nine: Beyond Happiness and Unhappiness There is Peace. Page 143

30) “There are cycles of success, when things come to you and thrive, and cycles of failure, when they wither or disintegrate and you have to let them go in order to make room for new things to arise, or for transformation to happen. If You cling and resist at that point, it means you are refusing to go with the flow of life, and you will suffer”–Power of Now

Chapter Nine: Beyond Happiness and Unhappiness There is Peace. Page 152

31) “The Buddha taught that even your happiness is dukkha— a Pali word meaning “suffering” or “satisfactoriness.” It is inseparable from its opposite. This means that your happiness and unhappiness are in fact one. Only the illusion of time separates them”–Power of Now   

Chapter Nine: Beyond Happiness and Unhappiness There is Peace. Page 154

32) “Surrender is the simple but profound wisdom of yielding to rather than opposing the flow of life. The only place where you can experience the flow of life is the Now, so to surrender is to accept the present moment unconditionally and without reservation. It is to relinquish inner resistance to what is”–Power of Now                                       

Chapter Ten: The Meaning of Surrender Page 171

33) “In the state of surrender, you see very clearly what needs to be done, and you take action, doing one thing at a time and focusing on one thing at a time. Learn from nature: See how everything gets accomplished and how the miracle of life unfolds without dissatisfaction or unhappiness. That’s why Jesus said: “Look at the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin.”–Power of Now excerpts 

Chapter Ten: The Meaning of Surrender Page 174

34) “Until there is surrender, unconscious role-playing constitutes a large part of human interaction. In surrender, you no longer need ego defenses and false masks. You become very simple, very real”–Power of Now excerpts           

Chapter Ten: The Meaning of Surrender Page 180

35) “If you looked in the mirror and did not like what you saw, you would have to be mad to attack the image in the mirror. That is precisely what you do when you are in a state of nonacceptance. And, of course, if you attack the image, it attacks you back. If you accept the image, no matter what it is, if you become friendly toward it, it cannot not become friendly toward you”–Power of Now excerpts 

Chapter Ten: The Meaning of Surrender Page 181

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