Always work with the present moment, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.— Eckhart Tolle
Strong Power Of Now Book quotations
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
Your True Nature Is Love. There's Nothing You Can Do About It.
You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You can find yourself by coming into the present.
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
Always say “yes” to the present moment.
What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.
Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside.
If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
All you realy need to do is accept this moment fully.
You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself.
I have lived with several Zen masters -- all of them cats.
The present moment is all you ever have.
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to something that already is?
Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain.
Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.
You find God the moment you realize that you don't need to seek God
If you can get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.
Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.
Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.
When you complain, you make yourself a victim. When you speak out, you are in power.
Die before you die and find that there is no death.
[Relationships] do not cause pain and unhappiness.
They bring out the pain and unhappiness that is already in you
Calm is a super power.
To the ego, the present moment hardly exists. Only past and future are considered important.
As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve.
All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter.
When the power of love overtakes the love of power, the world will know peace.
All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present.
Nothing has happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.
Your outer journey may contain a million steps;
your inner journey only has one: the step you are taking right now.
Your past is just a story, and once you realise this, It has not power over you.
I also like some of Joel Osteen's work.
I think he's now doing a book about one of my favorite sermons of his, "The Power of 'I Am.' " I just love that sermon.
There were some particular themes that I knew I wanted to hit, and when I got deeper into the project I found that it was becoming serious in and on its own. By the end, it's not very funny at all. I think, now, that part of the power of the book is that the jokes are kind of sparkly distractions.
I grew up on welfare in the South Bronx;
I had a very tough upbringing in that neighborhood. Reading books like The Four Agreements, A Return to Love, and The Power of Now helped me to overcome many internal battles. Had I not worked on myself, put value in myself, I would not have the loving and supportive people that I have right now in my life, including my husband and children
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they dont have any.
Now, which am I to believe, a book that any impostor might make and call the Word of God, or the creation itself which none but an Almighty Power could make? For the Bible says one thing; and the creation says the contrary. The Bible represents God with all the passions of a mortal, and the creation proclaims him with all the attributes of a God.
Librarians are hot. They have knowledge and power over their domain...It is no coincidence how many librarians are portrayed as having a passionate interior, hidden by a cool layer of reserve. Aren't books like that? On the shelf, their calm covers belie the intense experience of reading one. Reading inflames the soul. Now, what sort of person would be the keeper of such books?
They belong to their readers now, which is a great thing–because the books are more powerful in the hands of my readers than they could ever be in my hands.