A Note On the Power of Now

I’ve caught myself complaining a bit in my thoughts lately and was reminded of something Ekhart Tollee wrote in The Power of Now. I searched for it and want to share that with you. I do lots of personal and deep work as I’m sure you do as well; if I can sink into complaint and feeling sorry for myself I’ll bet you can as well. Here are Ekhart Tolle’s priceless words:

“See if you can catch yourself complaining in either speech or thought about a situation you find yourself in. What other people say or do, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. See if you can catch yourself complaining.

For to complain is always non-acceptance of what is and it invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. So when you complain you make yourself a victim.

Either leave the situation, change the situation, or accept it. All else is madness.”

Let this sage advice sink into your bones, as I have mine. It may not be “easy”, but you know what to do.

 

 

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