Eckhart Tolle has an incredible philosophy to relate on Beingness. It’s interesting that he brings in Buddhism, Christianity, and many different types of religion to explain the importance of being.
Much of what he talks about is that if you’re worrying about the past, you’re letting the past attach to you. If you’re worrying about the future, you’re attaching negativity to the future — before it’s even happened.
That statement alone I review again and again, for it keeps us focused on positivity and the present. Therefore, Being is the best way to be fully present. Being so grateful and so filled with the present moment, that that’s all there is.
For some, this might feel hard. It can be a challenge especially if they are in the midst of some type of trauma. Further, many of us do need to plan, and so we do need to think about our futures. We need to be understanding of everyone’s situation.
Having said that, not attaching negativity to our past or future and being grateful for the present, is a great lesson that any of us can learn!
It pushes us to not ignoring the issues at hand, but simply be present. We can focus on Being, rather being upset by them. I would say further, we need to expect good to happen in this present moment – and all future moments.
This book can help any religious follower become less attached to negative histories, renewing oneself in the present moment. This is also great for any person who is agnostic and atheist. There is no reason for anyone to hold on to negativity about the past or hold fear for the future.
More than anything, it’s a lesson about our minds. Take a stand for peace in your mind.
Eckhart Tolle was born in Germany and attended higher education at the Universities of London and Cambridge. In his 30s, Tolle began to work in London as a counselor and spiritual teacher. He now frequently travels between British Columbia, Canada and California. Tolle’s #1 New York Times bestseller The Power of Now has been translated into 33 languages and is widely regarded as one of the most influential spiritual books of the 21st century. Eckhart Tolle’s partner is Kim Eng, who works, teaches, and travels with him. Lean more about Eckhart Tolle: https://www.eckharttolle.com/about/eckhart/