Thursday, December 10, 2009

The power of now

I am fascinated with the book of Eckhart Tolle´s book The power of Now. Still I am reading it as he suggest, slowly (mainly because free time is not really available these days).
So this is a part of the book that really is the essence (so far) for me:
To be identified with your mind is to be trapped in tiem : the compulsion to live almost exclusively through memory and anticiation. This creates an endless preoccupation with past and future and an unwillingness to honor and acknowledge the present moment and allow it to be. The compulsion arises because the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions.


This is the best phrase I read in the last 2 years, and I am reading amazing material....
Felt like sharing it with you all...

São Paulo was flooded yesterday, I was working like crazy all weekend and continued in the same rythm after that... People think that success is luck or it happens, but it actually requires a lot of work... I do not understand how people expect to get more without working... sometimes I wonder if I am so different that the people around me... I always praise the people who manage to get successful in their work, if somebody is good at what is doing why not have success? Then people see only competition and rivals around them, when with a different way of thinking the ones that are rivals could be partners and colaborate. Today our product incomodate one doctor who did not come to ask about it, to understan what it serves for, and he send the responsible to ask us to remove it...From what the responsible said it was clear that the doctor thought that my device could substitute the medical doctor in his function!!! But this is so stupid, how on earth can this happen? He saw a threat where actually there is a solution for his day to day problems... But insecurity causes this, people what power thinking that they can controle life factors, they want to guarantee their security, by stoping the flow of life. And this doctor is no different that the others. The majority of the doctors turn to be doctor fearing illiness and death, thinking in their unconsious that by beeing the guy who can control sickness and death, they are immune to death. That is why they turn to be terrible towards their pacients and they do not love their proffession. The worst is that they cause plenty of obstacles to the ones that are trying to improve things, they are scared of changes, because this means loosing control....
When we all learn how to trust life energy and let go with the flow of our life we will really reach the inner success and happiness, cause we will do what we are really need to and like to do, cause our minds are full of ideas and impressions, that blinds us in front of our real needs and likes.

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