A few weeks ago I picked up one of Walsch’s books and began to read the first pages. After I read the short list of the 25 core messages to explain the main message (in the title) I stopped reading. It was so inspiring and I my mind started spinning. Before I am reading on I want to share the flow of pictures and thoughts of some of those core messages which immediately filled me. Most of those core messages won’t appear new since we are talking about them over and over again. We all share them with our own words. Isn’t that an amazing proof that we are fully aware of God’s message? If you would like to read the previous parts, you can check out here part 1, part 2, and part 3.
“The Power Of Now!” Who doesn’t know about Eckhart Tolle’s book? It was THE book which helped me to find that place beneath my world where I can gain an instant release of stress, rise above my circumstances, and generate an enormous inner strength and clarity. Why is there so much power in the now? What we experience is always and only the present moment. We can never experience the past nor the future. The past is gone and the future will never arrive. BUT!! The focus on the past and the future can separate us from experiencing the only moment we actually can experience – the present moment. Whatever we do, we do it now. Whatever we think, we think it now. Whatever we say, we say it now. Whatever we plan, we plan it now. Everything happens NOW. We all have our agendas, appointments, plans. Barely one of us can wipe that all away and just sit on a bench for two years aligning with the present moment (like Eckhart Tolle did). We have to make a living and we have responsibilities and obligations. But this doesn’t mean that we have to negate the present moment or “postpone” it to later when it fits better in our schedules… maybe. The power truly lies in being aware that what we do, we do now. Now never passes. Now is omni-present. That’s why it is so important that whatever we do we do it consciously. Multi-tasking is definitely not supporting this idea because we are rather NoWhere instead of NowHere. Do you have days when you know you were constantly on the go but in some way you think you got nothing really done? You did so much but what was it actually? In the end, we cannot and are not doing two things at a time anyway. This is basically impossible. We also cannot think two thoughts at one time. We believe we can because we do something and already think of what we do next. So, if we dedicate our attention to what we do right now and only when it is done we focus on what we do next then the quality of our work will increase AND we are actually faster. Fewer mistakes happen and we recognize sources of error before they occur. This doesn’t exclude working swiftly. Even then we are in the moment or actually, we need to be even more focused on what we are doing because we have a tight concept in order to get more things done in a shorter period. The better we are in the moment the better we can achieve that. The power of being in the moment has the effect that we are being in ourselves. When we are stressed it is a sign that we are rather losing ourselves. We feel exhausted, nervous, and can get sick because we veer away from our own power. There is a very easy exercise to feel that power of the present moment and to realign with it. For example, go outside and look out for a bush or meadow where bees or other insects are buzzing around. Now pick a bee and look at it. How does it look like? The furry body, the drawing of its colors, its wings, its sound, the way it flies, the way it goes from flower to flower, the pollen it already collected. See, how it fulfills it purpose unconditionally without even thinking of any reward. Stay with that bee. When it leaves, look at the flower where it sat on and watch it the same way. You can do it with a tree, or a bush. After a while, you will experience something interesting. You slow down and at the same time, you awaken. Something in your chest widens, you might even begin to smile. You begin to connect with what you look at and further you feel like connecting with all that object is connected with. You begin to see yourself as part of everything. You align! You are in (your) nature. You are in what nature surrounds. You are in creation. You are in you. When you feel this there are no explanations needed anymore. You understand who you are. You feel the power of who you are. You feel your own immortality. You even realize that only your body but not YOU are bound to a certain place. You are in everything and everything is in you. And this all by only being in the only time that we are given: Now! Whatever you do, do it in full awareness. Even when you think about the past, then be aware that you think about it NOW. You cannot change it but you can learn from it and perhaps make something different NOW. The future does not exist nor can you act in the future but what you do today will have an effect on a later NOW. Be your best now, no matter how now looks like.
“There is no such thing as time and space, there is only Here and Now.”
thanks Erika! we all have choices! A great post!
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Absolutely, and in realizing that we undestand that we are responsible for our own choices.
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