Now Is All There Is

I'm currently reading "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle and while the ideas that he presents in the book aren't exceptionally new to me, I'm still fascinated by his words and find myself letting go of harsh memories and emotions that are nothing to me. I get jealous (who doesn't?), but by feeling that emotion only temporarily inside of me and not allowing my mind to alter it into all of the outrageous ideas, I can easily let go almost as instantly as I feel it. Nothing exists outside of RIGHT NOW; it might be strange to think about, but it's true. There is nothing certain about the future and the past once was, but is no longer. Nothing has to define you besides how you allow yourself to exist at this very moment. Maybe you have something to look forward to in the near or distant future. It's great to have an optimistic outlook on the future, but don't become so obsessed with the idea of something good happeneing that you are no longer present in this very moment. I have shut off a lot of excessive noise in my mind; when you gain the ability to stop thinking, even if only for a moment, your whole body lightens up and you become more aware and connected to your surroundings. Feel your footsteps, look closer, let go of everything, and smile like you mean it. What's keeping you from being happy and feeling alive RIGHT NOW?
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22-25, F
May 7, 2012