There are days like today, when I just want to self-indulge in the lonely space of my white Ikea desk where writing is my only goal and pleasure.
Share with me. What inspired you this weekend?
In South India, we have special offerings and prayer to the goddess on all the nine days of the festival.
The POWER OF NOW is compelling and a powerful teaching. Eckhart starts the book by talking about how he took to spirituality. At the age of 29, he felt a deep longing for isolation and the feeling of not being able to live with himself any longer. He says that the most loathing thing was his very own existence. After years of learning from spiritual saints, he realized that something profoundly significant had happened to him but he didn’t understand it when he was 29. Then, a time came when he had no relationships, no dog and no home. He spent most of his time on park benches. People would come up to him and say they wanted what he had. That answer later grew into the book that we are talking about…THE POWER OF NOW.
The book originated by people’s questions often asked in classes, sessions and conferences. Sometimes in the process of writing, an entirely new thing came up that he had never thought of or uttered.
Eckhart uses terminology that is as neutral as possible to reach a wide range of people. The book draws insight into finding peace within our own deepest self and how we can feel it when our mind is still.
Eckhart’s answers are accompanied by visual images and mental movies. He reveals that we can free ourselves from our mind. We’ve got to start listening to the voice in our head and be there as the witnessing presence. The I AM realization, rather than I am THIS or I am THAT, arises from beyond the mind.
Here is the real deal. The book is about is about living in the NOW. I highly recommend it to those who are interested in the psychology of spirituality.
Write to me. I would love to hear. Are you spiritual? What moves you about spirituality?