The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
I got to know Eckhart Tolle from Oprah’s podcast, when his book, A New Earth has been featured in Oprah’s book club. And it got me interested to know more from his first book on spirituality, The Power of Now.
As the title said, we can tap into personal power when we focus on the present. We are not our mind, a message that is strongly emphasized by Eckhart Tolle. The mind needs time, and that’s what it talks about… It talks about the regret of the past and the worry of tomorrow. The mind often forgets about now, it forgets to enjoy what you have and what you’re doing now.
This book is on spirituality, and Eckhart is a contemporary spiritual teacher who is not aligned with any particular religion or tradition. It taught me some good stuffs, but some I found misguiding, especially his own interpretations on what Jesus said in the bible. For him, God is a matter of consciousness, something that I can’t agree with.
Nevertheless, I learned something from the book, it is much deeper understanding about worry and the present. It’s just like what Jesus said, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Another inspiration I gleaned was about the surrender, which is a much better attitude we need to work on, I’ll share more about it in the future.