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The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
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it was amazing
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Alhamdulilah I read that book before I got INSANE!!
It took me four months with this book. It was one of the most inspiring experiences. I have never imagined that I would get over mind patterns and free myself from the pain - body to get more access into the NOW which means more peace, and more inner - body awareness , NO MORE PAIN!!
I do love this line; " You may not be happy, but you will be at peace."
I do love this book. :) Alhamdulilah (My praises to Allah ) :))
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Reading Progress

September 19, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
September 19, 2013 – Shelved
January 1, 2016 – Shelved as: books
February 13, 2016 – Started Reading
February 13, 2016 –
page 7
3.06%
February 16, 2016 –
page 16
6.99% ""Thinking has become a disease. Disease happens when things get out of balance. For example, there is nothing wrong with cells dividing and multiplying in the body, but when this process continues in disregard of the total organism, cells proliferate and we have disease.""
February 20, 2016 –
page 20
8.73% ""Instead of "watching the thinker", you can also create a gap in the mind stream simply by directing the focus of your attention into the Now. Just become intensely conscious of the present moment. This is a deeply satisfying thing to do. In this way, you draw consciousness away from mind activity and create a gap of no-mind in which you are highly alert and aware but not thinking. This is the essence of meditation.""
February 22, 2016 –
page 35
15.28% ""Accept- then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.""
February 23, 2016 –
page 39
17.03% ""Everything is shown up by being exposed to the light, and whatever is exposed to the light itself becomes light." St . Paul"
February 24, 2016 –
page 43
18.78% ""You can always cope with the present moment, but you cannot cope with something that is only a mind projection - you cannot cope with the future.""
February 24, 2016 –
page 45
19.65% ""Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power is within, and it is available to you now.""
February 24, 2016 –
page 46
20.09% ""The secret of life is to "die before you die"- and find that there is no death. ""
February 28, 2016 –
page 49
21.4% ""Past and future obviously have no reality of their own. Just as the moon has no light of its own, but can only reflect the light of the sun, so are past and future only pale reflections of the light, power, and reality of the eternal present. Their reality is "borrowed" from the Now.""
February 28, 2016 –
page 49
21.4% ""Time isn't precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time - past and future- the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.""
March 6, 2016 –
page 50
21.83% ""Past and future obviously have no reality of their own. Just as the moon has no light of its own, but can only reflect the light of the sun, so are past and future only pale reflections of the light, power, and reality of the eternal present. Their reality is "borrowed" from the Now.""
March 6, 2016 –
page 63
27.51% ""Use your senses fully. Be where you are. Look around. Just look, don't interpret. See the light, shapes, colors, textures.\n Be aware of the silent presence of each thing. Be aware of the spaces that allows everything to be. Listen to the sounds; don't judge them. Listen to the silence underneath the sounds. Touch something- anything- and feel and acknowledge it's Being. Observe the rhythm of your breathing،،"
March 6, 2016 –
page 65
28.38% ""Problem" means that you are dwelling on a situation mentally without there being a true intention or possibility of taking action now and that you are unconsciously making it part of your sense of self. You become so overwhelmed by your life situation that you lose your sense of life, of Being."
March 10, 2016 –
page 68
29.69% ""So do not be concerned with the fruit of your action- just give attention to the action itself. The fruit will come of its own accord. This is a powerful spiritual practice.""
March 10, 2016 –
page 68
29.69% ""When the compulsive striving away from the Now ceases, the joy of Being flows into everything you do The moment your attention turns to the Now, you feel a presence, a stillness, a peace. You no longer depend on the future for fulfillment and satisfaction- you don't look to it for salvation.""
March 20, 2016 –
page 77
33.62% ""Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within, secondary reality is without.""
March 20, 2016 –
page 78
34.06% ""The pollution of the planet is only an outward reflection of an inner psychic pollution: millions of unconscious individuals not taking responsibility for their inner space. ""
March 20, 2016 –
page 78
34.06% ""Negativity is never the optimum way of dealing with any situation. In fact, in most cases it keeps you stuck in it, blocking real change. Anything that is done with negative energy will become contaminated by it an in time give rise to more pain, more unhappiness. ""
March 21, 2016 –
page 82
35.81% ""Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. ""
April 12, 2016 –
page 119
51.97% ""As long as you are in conscious contact with your inner body, you are like a tree that is deeply rooted in the earth, or a building with a deep and solid foundation. The latter analogy is used by Jesus in the generally misunderstood parable of the two men who build a house. One man builds it on the sand, without a foundation, and when the storms and floods come, the house is swept away...."
April 12, 2016 –
page 119
51.97% ".....The other man digs deep until he reaches the rock, then builds his house, which is not swept away by the floods. ""
April 21, 2016 –
page 136
59.39% ""Every sound is born out of silence, dies back into silence, and during its life span is surrounded by silence. Silence enables the sound to be. ""
April 26, 2016 –
page 139
60.7% ""Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God."- A course in Miracles."
April 28, 2016 –
page 146
63.76% ""True salvation is fulfillment, peace, life in all its fullness. It is to be who you are, to feel within you the good that has no opposite, the joy of Being that depends on nothing outside itself. It is felt not as a passing experience but as an abiding presence. In theistic language it is to "know God"- not as something outside you but as your own innermost essence. ""
May 16, 2016 –
page 180
78.6%
May 16, 2016 –
page 182
79.48% ""When you live in complete acceptence of what is, that is the end of all drama in your life. Nobody can even have an argument with you, no matter how hard he or she tries. You can not have an argument with a fully conscious person.""
June 4, 2016 –
page 197
86.03% "There are the two aspects of compassion. In compassion, the seemingly opposite feelings of sadness and joy merge onto one and become transmuted into a deep inner peace. This is the peace of God. It is one of the most noble feelings that humans are capable of, and it has great healing and transformative power."
June 30, 2016 – Finished Reading
August 16, 2016 – Shelved as: favorites

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