Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Power of Now

Think on this: Be Here Now

"Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry — all forms of fear —
are caused by too much future, and not enough presence.

Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness,
and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past,
and not enough presence" -Eckhart Tolle


Annie said...

I'm a big fan of Ram Dass and his book, "Be Here Now." Easier said than done sometimes, but I do try!

Love this part: "too much past and not enough presence." So true!

barb cabot said...

Baba Ram Dass. I remember a book I had long ago. I can visualize the 60's type graphics used in the book and the words, "Don't Worry, Be Happy." It was a mantra I repeated alot in those days. I should reinstate that mantra now.

barb cabot said...

Annie, PS Thank you for reconnecting me with Ram Dass. I've started rereading the book and find his vision inspiring. Just wanted to let you know.

Sandrac said...

Brilliant quote, Barb, thanks!

This reminds me of the sort of thing my yoga instructor is often saying, and I live in hope that the sentiment will eventually sink in.

Annie said...

You're welcome - I've glad you've reconnected with him. I went to hear him speak a couple of times back in the 1980's and he was such a wonderful teacher. And he's hilarious in person (that doesn't always come across in his books).

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