The Power of Now!
Posted July 11, 2011on:
A beggar was sitting on the road side for thirty years. A stranger was passing by. The beggar asked him for some money.
The stranger responded: I have nothing with me. But I notice that you are sitting on a box. What is inside this box?
The beggar responded: I don’t know. There is no use of knowing it either. There is nothing in it.
The stranger said: Open this box and see if there is any thing. When the beggar opened the lid of the box, he found gold in it!
We all have gold inside us, yet, we are not aware about it.
The above is from Eckhart Tolle’s book: The Power of Now!
Those of you who are looking for spiritual enlightenment must go through this small book which was one of the New York best sellers.
Another important point which I found in the book was the strong verdict that a person is himself or herself creator of pain or pleasure. One need to live in present without fear of past or any tension of the future. This is the path to the enlightenment and what do we mean by enlightenment?
Enlightenment has been defined as: The absence of all sufferings!
Are you worried? Do you have many ‘what-if’ thoughts?
Our mind keeps on creating imaginary fear and imaginary future which we never see in our life – Those are just our thoughts!
Another interesting point was to know that we are all ‘waiters’. We are waiting for good times. We are waiting for promotion. We are waiting for success. We are waiting for money and in all this process, we are not living in the present moment. The key to joy is to enjoy the present moment. To realize harmony with the universe.
So, let’s enjoy the present!