Joy and Ease

“As soon as you honour the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease.”

-Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle is a famous a spiritual teacher. He also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. He has published several books discussing on life changing it is to stay present. In fact his The Power of Now is featured in the Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club. But I started reading this book as a recommendation from one of my friends, that was reading this book.

What I love about this quote is how freeing it is. Whenever we spend time looking back in the past, or stressing out about the future, we are allowing ourselves to let the past or our future imprison us from the now. Eckhart Tolle reminds us is to remain in the now, and to not let anything disturb us from this present moment. When you finally decide to let go everything that holds you back, you will realize that all you really need is to be present.

Buddha’s definition of enlightenment, is the end of suffering. Once we begin to focus on the now, that is when you can finally free yourself. That is when we truly feel at peace, and happiness can finally blossom.

NOW – Eckhart Tolle

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”

-Eckhart Tolle

It is silly to waste time regretting the past, and it’s silly to obsess over the future and become anxious about it. All we should think about is this very moment. I say that because who knows what can happen next. That being said, save your energy for the now. Things change so suddenly so all that you were stressing about, may not even happen, so why waste time dwelling over it?

Start Again

Feel free to start again. Feel free to let go. It is okay to let the broken foundation finally collapse in order for you to build again. You have to let go of the broken pieces in order to grow and start something new.

Letting go of the broken pieces and looking back at everything that once was before it shattered may be difficult but you are a strong person. Everything that has happened to you has for a reason. You may not be able to see it now but you will – give it time.

Rebuilding your future is the best thing you can do for yourself. Let go of everything that weighs you down.

Today, I will let go of the broken pieces of my life and welcome the new with arms open wide.

Clear Thinking

Today I read my daily reading about clear thinking and it reminded of me to release unwanted thoughts and thoughts that aren’t solely on the present. I release thoughts from my past and the future. Mind you it is okay to think about these but all of your thoughts can’t live there. You should focus on the present. Bring your mind back to the present.

You shouldn’t let your past or future blur your thinking of the present.

Today I will release my thoughts of the past and future and embrace in the now.

Better Than Before

“Set daily, monthly and long term goals and dreams. Don’t ever be afraid to dream too big. Nothing is impossible. If you believe in yourself, you can achieve it!”

-Nastia Liukin

I love this quote! It inspires me to better myself. I am working on improving myself and setting healthier habits for myself. This is the perfect quote to start the month with. There is no turning back now. 🙂

The Future

I had breakfast at my boyfriend’s today and his sister joined. It was the first time the three of us had breakfast together.

Anyway it was an enjoyable breakfast. We talked about our future – our wedding, our honeymoon, our children. It was fun. I don’t know how we started talking about that but we did.

Today, I will think of how the decisions I make now will shape my future.

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.