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7 Quotes by Eckhart Tolle Reminding You To Live In The Now

I love the messages from Eckhart Tolle. Being someone that suffers from a low grade constant anxiety where sometimes depression will creep in I have to work really hard not to slip into the abyss of self-deprecation and rumination.

There is so much wisdom in his writings and I have learned to train my mind to bring itself back to the present as often as possible. Granted, it doesn’t work 100% of the time, but I’m getting there and trust me, if I can do it then so can you.  I highly suggest reading his book The Power Of Now

One of the most powerful things we can do to find peace in our lives is to learn to live in the now. The past cannot be changed and the future has not yet occurred. Focusing on one or the other brings nothing but anxiety.

Do you want to live a life mired in helplessness, anxiety, depression and sadness? Do you want to live the rest of your life paying for events that occurred in your past? Will you let the actions and decisions of others dictate how you feel about yourself?

The only time you have is NOW. The only moment you have is NOW. The only person who can change your thoughts is YOU.

Here are 7 Quotes from That Will Remind You To Stay In The Now

“Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.”

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

“Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.”

“Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.”

“Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.”

“You can always cope with the present moment, but you cannot cope with something that is only a mind projection – you cannot cope with the future.”

“Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences.”

 

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    BoH
    05/03/2017 at 10:40 pm

    Is it serendipity? I just posted a blog “The power of NOW” and use one of Eckhart’s quotes as my opening and then stumbled onto your blog  How’s that for a coincidence?
    I read “The power of now” long time ago (you have to get his audio book, his voice is hypnotic!) and it is one of the best books on spirituality I ever read. Needless to say, I love your blog. Very professional  Keep up the good work!
    Namaste

    • Reply
      Carrie L. Burns
      05/04/2017 at 9:20 am

      I agree. I love his work and I also believe in serendipity! Learning to be present can be transformative. xoxo

  • Reply
    Laura
    05/12/2017 at 9:53 am

    Love these quotes. It’s so much easier said than done. I like to remind myself that my best memories and happiest moments were those periods where I wasn’t focusing on anything other than the present moment to try and ground myself to get back into the present moment, focusing on what I can control and do right here, right now, to make myself happier if I’m feeling down.

    • Reply
      Carrie L. Burns
      05/12/2017 at 10:03 am

      I totally agree Laura! I realize the more I can focus on the Now…the happier I am too…but it takes time and lots of practice 🙂

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