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What About Now?: Reminders for Being in the Moment

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What About Now? Reminders for Being in the Moment. The secret to happiness is moving out of the mind and learning to delight in each moment. In What About Now, you will find over 150 quotes from Gina Lake’s books—Choosing, Embracing the Now, Radical Happiness, and others—that will inspire and enable you to be more present. These empowering quotes will wake you up out of yo ...more
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Published January 23rd 2010 by Endless Satsang Foundation (first published April 19th 2009)
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Laura
Mar 13, 2011 Laura rated it it was amazing
If your reading time is scarce, do yourself a huge favor and invest in this little gem. It will repay the time you devote to it a million times over. If your heart's desire is to wake up and experience an unending supply of love and happiness, not in five, ten, or twenty years, but right now, the teachings in What about Now? will take you by the hand and show you the way.

Forget struggling to grasp unintelligible esoteric teachings! Gina Lake has crafted a remarkably easy read that distills the
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Nirmala Nirmala
Mar 15, 2011 Nirmala Nirmala rated it it was amazing
These are insightful and inspirational reminders to help you be in the now. Fans of Eckhart Tolle will especially enjoy this book.

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Karuna
Mar 12, 2011 Karuna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful, important reminders of who you really are. Any random page I go to speaks to me, and brings me back into Presence.
Thomas Dunker
Jun 18, 2011 Thomas Dunker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gina Lake gets it! Clearly she does because she writes so lucidly about being in the moment. Importantly (to me), her clarity and insights have helped me "get it" too. She has probably helped many, many people in this way. So many people I know are coming around to living a life in the present but I am guessing a lot of people (like me not long ago) don't really understand what that means nor do they understand how to live it. Gina does. She has helped me enormously with her writing and for that ...more
Seda
May 04, 2011 Seda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You know how easy it is to get sidetracked by the ego? This book was made to counteract that. Sometimes all you need is a little pointer to put you back on track to living from essence, as Eckhart Tolle calls our true nature, and this little gem is overflowing with them. Written in Gina's clear, lucid style, it's the gift that keeps on giving with wisdom culled from a wide assortment of her other published treasures. I find little reminders invaluable for my own spiritual practice and have benef ...more
Carole
Although simple, this book is perfect for a quick reminder to stay present. The book is divided into one page bits of wisdom, reminding us to stay in the moment. I have it on my kindle and pick it up to read a page in those moments when I've become stressed or have forgotten to stay in the now.

Examples of sections include: Enjoy the simple pleasures, Experience your true self in the moment, Love what is or suffer, Choose how to respond to life, Stress is a sign you are believing the mind, Give u
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Diana Shaffner
Jan 20, 2015 Diana Shaffner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Little book - big subject. Are you ever actually present in the 'now'? Many of us are constantly lost in thought. Thought that is, that is neither important nor meaningful. This constant inner dialog is more some sort of destructive silent noise instigated by the ego. Letting go of the ego and being fully present in the moment (or at least trying to), is a highly spiritual practice. The book 'What about Now?' is a compilation of many very shorts texts on the subject, all of which serve as remind ...more
Monica Akinyi Odhiambo
Reasons why I love this book, is because it has short concise explanations on how to live by the moment, and I always find myself referring to it every night. Its been good especially just to remind me of the importance of being free.
Susan Miller
In todays' stressful life, it is hard to remember to take things slow and embrace what is happening at the very moment it happens. The book is a good reminder to not rush through each of life's encounters.
Karolynn Cechowski
Good self-help book
Sheila Moore
Jun 16, 2012 Sheila Moore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfect 1/2 page to one-page daily meditations for finding joy and serenity exactly where you are. This book I will never "finish" reading. It is part of my spiritual practice.
Fatima
Sep 15, 2011 Fatima rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, for Spiritual advancement.Teaches one to be in the now,not paying attention to one's thoughts!
Alethea Hammer
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A book of stuff you already know, but really need to be reminded of from time to time.
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Gina Lake is the author of numerous books about awakening to one’s true nature, including From Stress to Stillness, Trusting Life, Embracing the Now, Radical Happiness, Living in the Now, Return to Essence, Choosing Love, Anatomy of Desire, Getting Free, Ten Teachings for One World, and The Jesus Trilogy (Choice and Will /Love and Surrender / Beliefs, Emotions, and the Creation of Reality). She is ...more
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“A lot of things are inherent in life -change, birth, death, aging, illness, accidents, calamities, and losses of all kinds- but these events don't have to be the cause of ongoing suffering. Yes, these events cause grief and sadness, but grief and sadness pass, like everything else, and are replaced with other experiences. The ego, however, clings to negative thoughts and feelings and, as a result, magnifies, intensifies, and sustains those emotions while the ego overlooks the subtle feelings of joy, gratitude, excitement, adventure, love, and peace that come from Essence. If we dwelt on these positive states as much as we generally dwell on our negative thoughts and painful emotions, our lives would be transformed.” 177 likes
“Try giving up all the thoughts that make you feel bad, or even just some of them, and see how doing that changes your life. You don't need negative thoughts. All they have ever given you was a false self that suffers. They are all lies.” 70 likes
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