Favourite quotations from The Power of Now

The Power of Now is definitely on my list of life changing books. I refer to it again and again when I feel caught up in my thoughts or fears. You don’t need to re-read the whole book, just open the book on any page and read a paragraph or so to help bring you back to the present. Here are some of my favourite quotes.

  • “All that you ever have to deal with, cope with, in real life – as opposed to imaginary mind projections – is this moment.”
  • “The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not the possessing entity – the thinker. Knowing this enables you to observe the thinker/entity. The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness is activated.  You then begin to realise that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realise that all the things that truly matter >> beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace > arise from beyond the mind. You begin to awaken.”
  • “You can allow an emotion or thought to be there without being controlled by it – you are no longer the emotion – you are the watcher, the observing presence.”
  • “The pain that you create is always some form of non-acceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what IS. On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgement. On the emotional level, it is some form of negativity. The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment, and this depends on how strongly you are identified with your mind.”
  • “The more you are able to honour and accept the NOW, the more you are free from pain. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life. Always say YES to the present moment.”
  • “It is the quality of your consciousness at this moment that determines your future.”
  • “Is there joy, ease and lightness in what I am doing? If there is no joy, ease or lightness in what you are doing, it does not necessarily mean that you need to change WHAT you’re doing. “HOW” is always more important than “WHAT””
  • “Give attention to the present, give attention to your behaviour your reactions, moods, thoughts, emotions, fears & desires as they occur in the present. If you can be present enough to watch all those things, not critically or analytically but non-judgementally, then you are dealing with the past and dissolving it through the power of your presence. You cannot find yourself by going into the past, you find yourself by coming into the present.”

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