Being is the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death. However, Being is not only beyond but also deep within every form as its innermost invisible and indestructible essence. This means that it is accessible to you now as your own deepest self, your true nature. But don’t seek to grasp it with your mind. Don’t try to understand it. You can know it only when the mind is still. When you are present when your attention is fully and intensely in the Now, Being can be felt, but it can never be understood mentally. To regain awareness of Being and to abide in that state of “feeling-realization” is enlightenment.
The book details human abnormality, greed, stress, and the cruelty we force on each other. It also sheds light on mankind’s lost efforts to discover life’s aim and meaning through belongings and toxic relationships. It states that thoughts can have a strong and useful “effect on the healing process”. This puts forth the idea of “Evolutionary transformation of human consciousness”. This idea inspires the reader to engage in “honest self-evaluation [that] can lead to positive change.”
“The ego loves to strengthen itself by complaining—either in thoughts or words—about other people, the situation you find yourself in, something that is happening right now but “shouldn’t be,” and even about yourself.” –Eckhart Tolle
Life isn’t as Serious as the mind makes it to be – Eckhart Tolle
Eckhart Tolle was born Ulrich Leonard Tolle on 16th February 1948. He is a spiritual teacher and a best-selling author. He is a German-born resident of Canada. Tolle is best known as the author of two well-known books, The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening Your Life’s Purpose. he was listed by Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately… You usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. – Eckhart Tolle