The Power of Now

“Thinking has become a disease.” (16)

“This kind of compulsive thinking is actually an addiction. What characterizes an addiction? Quite simply this: you no longer feel that you have the choice to stop. It seems stronger than you. It also gives you a false sense of pleasure, pleasure that invariably turns into pain.” (22)

Real love doesn’t make you suffer? How could it? It doesn’t suddenly turn into hate, nor does real joy turn into pain.” (30)

In other words, the more you are identified with your mind, the more you suffer…the more you are able to honor and accept the Now, the more you are free of pain, of suffering – and free of the egoic mind.” (33)

The mind, to ensure that it remains in control, seeks continuously to cover up the present moment with past and future, and so, as the vitality and infinite creative potential of Being, which is inseparable from the Now, becomes covered up by y time, your true nature becomes obscured by the mind.” (34)

Pain can only feed on pain. Pain cannot feed on joy. It finds it quite indigestible.” (37)

What are you defending?” (45)

“Usually, the future is a replica of the past. Superficial changes are possible, but real transformation is rare and depends upon whether you can become present enough to dissolve the past by accessing the power of the Now.” (60)

If all your problems or perceived causes of suffering or unhappiness were miraculously removed for you today, but you had not become more present, more conscious, you would soon find yourself with a similar set of problems or causes of suffering, like a shadow that follows you wherever you go.” (61)

The fact is that you are resisting what is. You are making the present moment into an enemy. You are creating unhappiness, conflict between the inner and the outer…Either stop doing what you are doing, speak to the the person concerned and express fully what you feel or drop the negativity that your mind has created around the situation and that serves no purpose whatsoever except to strengthen a false sense of self.” (78)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s