Here are some powerful quotes from bestselling author and international spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle.
I invite you to breathe a bit deeper, relax and feel the shift you can easily make away from “thought-based identity” to identification with the aware knowing in which thought arises, that is to say, The Now.
In Stillness Speaks, Tolle writes:
“When you step into the Now, you step out of the content of your mind. The incessant stream of thinking slows down. Thoughts don’t absorb all your attention anymore, don’t draw you in totally. Gaps arise in between thoughts—spaciousness, stillness. You begin to realize how much vaster and deeper you are than your thoughts.
You continuously overlook the most obvious fact: your innermost sense of I Am has nothing to do with what happens in your life, nothing to do with content.
I am not my thoughts, emotions, sense perceptions, and experiences. I am not the content of my life. I am the space in which all things happen. I am consciousness. I am the Now. I Am.”
Breathe and let go into the spacious awareness (the Now) with which we experience living—and relax.
Let go of the effort of living.
Smile and be happy.
Joyful living is a declaration, a stance, rather than the result of circumstances.