In the last couple of months, I found the book ‘The Power Of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle. Because Oprah was a follower of his, I avoided his writings. I have this thing about being told what to read, especially by Oprah. I am not a fan nor a disciple of hers. Luckily, someone I do admire recommended the book and I read it.
It is the first self-help book that I used the techniques it offered in everyday life. The others had some good ideas but once I finished reading those books, I totally forgot what I had learned. Being in the ‘Now’ is something I strive for even though it has been months since I read the book. And when I experienced a particular traumatic situation, I found I could handle it much better than I had done in the past.
It is a bit heady stuff but if you remain present and stay in the ‘Now’ you realize that is all there is. It is a good thing.