Suffering

 

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I am finally getting back into the habit of reading the Power Now. It is such an amazing book. It’s written by Eckhart Tolle and it’s about living in the now.

Unhappiness

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.”

-Eckhart Tolle

This is a very deep quote. I really like it. Unhappiness is caused by your thoughts about everything, it isn’t from the actual situation itself. If you master to change your thoughts you will be able change your outlook and how you view the world. Never let your emotions or thoughts ruin a good day.

Make Your Life An Adventure

“Your life’s journey is no longer an adventure, just an obsessive need to arrive, to attain, to “make it.” You no longer see or smell the flowers by the wayside either, nor are you aware of the beauty and the miracle of life that unfolds all around you when you are present in the Now.”

-Eckhart Tolle

I have been living in the past, I won’t lie. I’ve been dwelling if I made the right choices career wise whether or not I am doing the right thing. Then I’ve been worrying about my future. Right now I need to focus on what I have and make the best of it. I should let go and believe that I am on the right track and that whatever happens is meant to happen.

Thoughts – Eckhart Tolle

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”

This is something I really need to work on. I sometimes think pessimistically because of all of my “What ifs?” and worries. I am striving towards worrying less and bettering myself.

The Power – Eckhart Tolle

“The Power is in you. The answer is in you. And you are the answer to all your searches: you are the goal. You are the answer. It’s never outside.”

-Eckhart Tolle

This is something that I need to work because whenever I need help with a decision I would always ask someone else for help. The two people I seek guidance from is my boyfriend and my sister. This is okay but sometimes I rely too much on them to help me instead of them offering advice.

I need to learn to make decisions for myself and to not wholly rely on others to make decisions for me. They are not walking in my shoes; I am.

Focus on the Now

“The more you are focused on time – past and future – the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.”

-Eckhart Tolle

This is something I don’t do, I either think about the past or I have this count down to something that I am excited about. I need to spend more time in the Now for that it is the only thing I have.

Mindfulness

“Make the Now your primary focus of life.”

-Eckhart Tolle

There comes an enlightening moment when you realize that all you ever have is in the present because the past is over and the future is not a guarantee.