June 1, 2009
Let's take this opportunity to review several excellent books over the next 6 months which I have found helpful. The first is "The Power of Now" by Echart Tolle. I will selectively provide "nuggets" each day for your contemplation.
Tuesday June 2, 2009
You are not your mind - the organs that compose us can renew and so can the thoughts which come from them (your brain is not your thoughts).
Wednesday June 3, 2009
Slowing your thoughts is as practical and possible as slowing your breathing.
Thursday June 4, 2009
There is space between our thoughts and the extension of that space will slow the brain.
Friday June 5, 2009
The concept of pain is a personal issue. We create judgment when we avoid or attract a thought.
Saturday June 6, 2009
How we remember a past event is a matter of choice - it changes over time. The thought can soften or harden as we choose.
Sunday June 7, 2009
What we fear comes from our drive to survive - are your current fears based in reality?
Monday June 8, 2009
You cannot know yourself more by being alone - You will know yourself only in reaction/relation to others.
Tuesday June 9, 2009
What was and will be are concepts based on perceptions. As we change our perception of now - we will change our past and future concepts.
Wednesday June 10, 2009
Time is an artificial concept. Does an animal "worry" about time except as it applies to meeting their needs such as eatting and sleeping?
Thursday June 11, 2009
All problems are illusions of our minds. We are as we perceive our situations.
Friday June 12, 2009
Our loss of control of our lives only comes from our perceived loss of our ability to control "our now".
Saturday June 13, 2009
If we are always in anticipation of tomorrow or contemplation of yesterday we are not able to input what is in our world at this very moment. Were then are we living?
Sunday June 14, 2009
Do you resent what you are doing? Think about your choice in this moment. What is it that you resent and why?
Monday June 15, 2009
Monitor your feelings about your reactions and question yourself as to the justification of your reactions.
Tuesday June 16, 2009
Any negative now issues are based on irrelevant past hurts or future an anxieties.
Wednesday June 17, 2009
As we think, energy is created. If negative energy is generated, the first person it effects is the creator. Put yourself into the positive.
Thursday June 18, 2009
Whatever you are doing, be totally present. Otherwise you short change yourself - cheat yourself out of the now of your life.
Friday June 19, 2009
Give up waiting for good times to come - tomorrow will only be as good as what you make today.
Saturday June 20, 2009
Your inner purpose for your life will reflect in a noble outer manifestation. Create the proper inner motives.
Sunday June 21, 2009
Does any of our material world really matter? At our end, we all will be rotting corpses.
Monday June 22, 2009
If you have a spiritual belief system you will be comforted to know that the temporal body is only a vehicle for the work of the spirit. Again, the material world has little importance.
Tuesday June 23, 2009
What waste there is in harboring ill will and constantly comparing about non-permanent things.
Wednesday June 24, 2009
Focus on what rejuvenates your spirit. Quiet, sound sleep, deep breath, healthy food, peaceful thoughts.
Thursday June 25, 2009
Surround yourself with people who build your sense of peace - thankfulness. They feed you.
Friday June 26, 2009
Honor the cycles of nature - the day/night, the lunar cycle, the seasons, your life phase - these all have greater wisdom than we mortals can appreciate.
Saturday June 27, 2009
You can only change yourself and then other will leave or follow.
Sunday June 28, 2009
Think of your life as a string of beautiful pearls - all now moments.
Monday June 29, 2009
Make healthy choices each day to shape your present reality.
Tuesday June 30, 2009
The day your now ends will be peaceful and complete.