Hey, there, Yogis!
A question for you: What is the most precious resource you have? Time, money, relationships, your career, a hobby, something you own (car, home, etc.)? While all of these things hold importance, consider this:
Now is the most precious thing — it is the only thing there is.
Eckhart Tolle, in The Power of Now, says “The present moment holds the key to liberation. But you cannot find the present moment as long as you are your mind.”
Nothing is more important than Now. Think about it: When do things happen in life? Not in the past, nor in the future, but Now. The past is nothing more than a series of previous Now moments and the future is Now moments that haven’t occurred yet. Now is when things happen, but we tend to ruin it with frequent visits to the past and future.
Now is when life unfolds — not in the past, nor in future. In fact, the past and future are enemies to most of us.
Remember this: You are not your Mind!
You are not your thoughts; you are aware of your thoughts. You are not your emotions; you feel emotions. You are not your body; you look at it in the mirror and experience this world for example through its eyes, ears. You are the conscious being who is aware that you are aware of all these inner and outer things.
I. A quote by Eckhart Tolle
“In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just BEING.”
II. An Asana to Stay Present: Extended Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose
Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana is a balancing posture in which you raise one leg at hip level and hold onto its big toe with your hand. It’s a pose that can make you feel powerful—and build on your strength and flexibility, particularly in the back of your legs and your ankles.
It makes you stay focus and present, it improves balance, postural and body awareness, and can boost energy and fight fatigue. It can help build confidence and empowerment, and counteracts the effects of prolonged sitting and doing computer work. On the lifted leg, the back of your thigh, calf, and inner thigh get stretched. On the standing leg, your thigh, buttock, and around your ankle get strengthened.
III. The Power of Now | Book
To make the journey into the Now, we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of this book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being. Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question-and-answer format to guide us.
A word-of-mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better. The book has helped countless people around the globe find inner peace, increased joy and more harmonious relationships.
That would be all for today. Thanks for reading and please feel free to share your thoughts about the present moment with us. We would love to hear from you!
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