ECKHART TOLLE ~ THE POWER OF NOW ~ 1999

~ TW-E-CUTIOS-SA-ATELTKITW-B-IISYNSOFOW-B-YTNBNAF ~ The Word – Enlightenment – Conjures Up The Idea Of Some – Superhuman Accomplishment – And The Ego Likes To Keep It That Way – But – It Is Simply Your Natural State Of Felt Oneness With – Being – Your True Nature Beyond Name And Form

~ ‘IT’-‘TIA’-TMBE-TE-T-W-B-A-I-W-T ~ “I Think – Therefore I Am” – The Most Basic Error – To Equate – Thinking – With – Being – And – Identity – With – Thinking

~ ACA-TM-S-SOF-IET-A-ITFAASF-TJOB ~ All Cravings Are – The Mind – Seeking – Salvation Or Fulfillment – In External Things – And – In The Future As A Substitute For – The Joy Of Being

~ DTB-F-O-E-ISACFFOCI-TF ~ Desire To Become – Free – Or – Enlightened – Is Just Another Craving For Fulfillment Or Completion In – The Future

~ TM-ASTD-TN-ATEFI-B-ICFARICW-T-WI-PAF-SIPTT-N-AT ~ The Mind – Always Seeks To Deny – The Now – And To Escape From It – Because – It Cannot Function And Remain In Control Without – Time – Which Is – Past And Future – So It Perceives The – Timeless – Now – As Threatening

~ A-TA-W-TPM-C-AI-AIYHCI ~ Accept — Than Act – Whatever – The Present Moment – Contains – Accept It As If You Had Chosen It

~ YCACW-TPM-B-YCCWSTIO-AMP-YCCW-TF ~ You Can Always Cope With – The Present Moment – But – You Cannot Cope With Something That Is Only – A Mind Projection — You Cannot Cope With – The Future

~ BOIPN-A-DEDM-TE-IVVAI-A-ISIACUT-T-BTW-ITC-EITEIOVC ~ Because Of Its Phantom Nature – And – Despite Elaborate Defense Mechanisms – The Ego – Is Very Vulnerable And Insecure – And – It Sees Itself As Constantly Under Threat – This – By The Way – Is The Case – Even If The Ego Is Outwardly Very Confident

~ F-SHMC-B-UAFITEFO-D-A-TTE-DIAJATC ~ Fear – Seems To Have Many Causes – But – Ultimately – All Fear Is The Ego’s Fear Of – Death – Annihilation – To The Ego – Death Is Always Just Around The Corner

~ TBMOTUS:IWM-WCAFS-TE-AASFYTSRIB ~ The Basic Mechanics Of The Unconscious State: Identification With The Mind – Which Creates A False Self – The Ego – As A Substitute For Your True Self Rooted In Being

~ TH-II-IND-IIAWT-DSIWYSYSII-A-MIFWYA-ITB-TEM-A-TOYWL ~ The Mind – In Itself – Is Not Dysfunctional – It Is A Wonderful Tool – Dysfunction Sets In When You Seek Your Self In It – And – Mistake It For Who You Are – It Then Becomes – The Egoic Mind – And – Takes Over Your Whole Life

~ T-EP-ITSWWYWLU-TOFTRC-LIN ~ The – Eternal Present – Is The Space Within Which Your Whole Life Unfolds – The One Factor That Remains Constant – Life Is Now

~ N-ITOPTCTYB-TLCOTM-IIYOPOAITTAFROB ~ Now – Is The Only Point That Can Take You Beyond – The Limited Confines Of The Mind – It Is Your Only Point Of Access Into The Timeless And Formless Realm Of Being

~ TRWSPLTEIDA-IFTI-TN-TIAS-TI-FOT-FOP-FOT-FOTBOTP ~ The Reason Why Some People Love To Engage In Dangerous Activities – It Forces Them Into – The Now — That Intensely Alive State – That Is – Free Of Time – Free Of Problems – Free Of Thinking – Free Of The Burden Of The Personality

~ TMYRYA-NP-YAP-WYAATOYM-YANLTII-AFHCI-STINOTM:TWP ~ The Moment You Realize You Are – Not Present – You Are Present – Whenever You Are Able To Observe Your Mind – You Are No Longer Trapped In It – Another Factor Has Come In – Something That Is Not Of The Mind: The Witnessing Presence

~ U/A/T/S/W-AFOF-ACB-TMF-A-NE-P ~ Unease / Anxiety / Tension / Stress / Worry – All Forms Of Fear – Are Caused By – Too Much Future – And – Not Enough – Presence

~ G/R/R/G/S/B-A-AFO-N-F-ACB-TMP-A-NEP ~ Guilt / Regret / Resentment / Grievances / Sadness / Bitterness – And – All Forms Of – Non-Forgiveness – Are Caused By – Too Much Past – And – Not Enough Presence

~ TMYATT-TN-YF-AP-AS-AP-YNLDOTFFFAS-YDLTIFS ~ The Moment Your Attention Turns To – The Now – You Feel – A Presence – A Stillness – A Peace – You No Longer Depend On The Future For Fulfillment And Satisfaction — You Don’t Look To It For Salvation

~ AYS?-AYSB-GTTF-T-TPIRT-AMOGT? ~ Are You Stressed? – Are You So Busy – Getting To The Future – That – The Present Is Reduced To – A Means Of Getting There?

~ S-ICB-B-‘H’-B-WTB-‘T’-O-BI-TP-B-WTBI-TF ~ Stress – Is Caused By – Being – “Here” – But – Wanting To Be – “There” – Or – Being In – The Present – But – Wanting To Be In – The Future

~ OTPCFYOTP ~ Only The Present Can Free You Of The Past

~ TKYA-TBUTT-TSUTMN-TLAJUTP-I-F/S/E ~ To Know Yourself As – The Being Underneath The Thinker – The Stillness Underneath The Mental Noise – The Love And Joy Underneath The Pain – Is – Freedom / Salvation / Enlightenment

~ TOTICWEC-DNMUATFOAGSA-AAFA-ALAYDT-ALAYTTEFTOWTTWD-TWOODNOU-AYRTITS-WWRTSODF ~ The Opportunity That Is Concealed Within Every Crisis – Does Not Manifest Until All The Facts Of Any Given Situation Are – Acknowledged And Fully Accepted – As Long As You Deny Them – As Long As You Try To Escape From Them Or Wish That Things Were Different – The Window Of Opportunity Does Not Open Up – And You Remain Trapped Inside That Situation – Which Will Remain The Same Or Deteriorate Further

~ THBMPFW-L-L-I-O-P-IWF-TOTBTGT-ITTT-LGO-FS-IASE-DGAD-IGT-D-H-A-C-IMTMR ~ There Have Been Many People For Whom – Limitation – Failure – Loss – Illness – Or – Pain In Whatever Form – Turned Out To Be Their Greatest Teacher – It Taught Them To – Let Go Of – False Self-Images And Superficial Ego-Dictated Goals And Desires – It Gave Them – Depth – Humility – And – Compassion – It Made Them More Real

~ E-I-TUM-TRYLWYAN-P-ATWC-TW ~ Ego – Is – The Unobserved Mind – That Runs Your Life When You Are Not – Present – As The Witnessing Consciousness – The Watcher

~ TE-PIAASFIAHU-WNRICTAOB-SBOE-WIESAAPTOWIWATUFIOE ~ The Ego – Perceives Itself As A Separate Fragment In A Hostile Universe – With No Real Inner Connection To Any Other Being – Surrounded By Other Egos – Which It Either Sees As A Potential Threat Or Which It Will Attempt To Use For Its Own Ends

~ T-BEP-ADTCIO-D-SFASOL-TA:R/C/P/G/D/A ~ The – Basic Ego Patterns – Are Designed To Combat Its Own – Deep-Seated Fear And Sense Of Lack – They Are: Resistance / Control / Power / Greed / Defense / Attack

~ SO-TES-AEC-Y-TNTSAOIP-SB-TE-I-ITP ~ Some Of – The Ego’s Strategies – Are Extremely Clever – Yet – They Never Truly Solve Any Of Its Problems – Simply Because – The Ego – Itself – Is The Problem

~ AO-WI-IFYF-MI-A-TRYW-B-RI-TM ~ Acceptance Of – What Is – Immediately Frees You From – Mind Identification – And – Thus Reconnects You With – Being – Resistance Is – The Mind

~ A – ‘B’ -THIYL-UIFE-LIFYIIP-MA-ASWH ~ Anything – “Bad” – That Happens In Your Life — Use It For Enlightenment – Let It Force You Into Intense Present-Moment Awareness – And See What Happens

~ SDNDIIWYMIU ~ Suffering Does Not Diminish In Intensity When You Make It Unconscious

~ WYDEP-EYDOT-AWAYR-BCWI ~ When You Deny Emotional Pain – Everything You Do Or Think – As Well As Your Relationships – Become Contaminated With It

~ WTI-NWO-TISA-AWT ~ When There Is – No Way Out – There Is Still Always – A Way Through

~ TM-CAIIB-TP-ASTR-CWIKAIFW-EIIIP-ALIIF-TUID ~ The Mind – Conditioned As It Is By – The Past – Always Seeks To Re-Create What It Knows And Is Familiar With – Even If It Is Painful – At Least It Is Familiar – The Unknown Is Dangerous

~ WY-S-T-WI-ASB-FP-TPCTHAP-YDNNIA-P-ITK-TN-ITK ~ When You – Surrender – To – What Is – And So Become – Fully Present – The Past Ceases To Have Any Power – You Do Not Need It Anymore – Presence – Is The Key – The Now – Is The Key

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