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A Brief Synopsis of "The Power of Now" - Our Inner Being Empty A Brief Synopsis of "The Power of Now" - Our Inner Being

on May 3rd 2020, 12:31 am
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Eckhart Tolle’s "The Power of Now" is centered upon the transformation of human consciousness, the path to personal enlightenment, and the end of personal and global suffering. Tolle claims that the means by which this is accomplished is through our permanent connection to our inner "Being", or our true essence, the universal oneness, and through mind-body awareness practice. Connection to our inner "Being" is the true path to our natural state of joy and inner peace and leads to the transformation of human consciousness, and ultimately, the punctual end of global suffering.

The first major theme presented is an understanding of our true essence, our inner core, or what Tolle describes as our inner "Being" and our connection to the eternal and the universal oneness of life.

Connecting with our inner "Being" entails arriving at a state of “no-mind” or mind stillness where thought simply does not exist, and what he calls the “Now”. Tolle claims that "Being" is a state of “Presence” that we can only feel and experience within us, and not something to be experienced mentally. It is through this connection to our inner "Being" that we can experience the fullness of our naturally joyful and authentic selves. It is the path through which we can reach the true enlightenment within.

Secondly, Tolle claims that our persistent attachment to the mechanics of our minds (our endless thoughts and emotions), our egos, our “pain-bodies” (our pain and suffering), and “psychological time” (attachment to the past and future) creates a false sense of “Self”. This attachment separates us from our true essence and is the cause of our perpetuated suffering on a personal and global level.

Our minds are conditioned in this way and are the largest obstacles to experiencing our authentic selves. Our attachment to our ego keeps us trapped within our minds, and our attachment to our pain and suffering prevents us from experiencing our true inner peace. Our mind and egos need control over life and thus create a false sense of identity. Thus, detaching from either is extremely threatening to our attachment to this fabricated identity.

Not only are the attachments to our mind and emotions hindering, but Tolle claims that a central component for ending our suffering is by ending our delusion of time and by living in the “Now” as opposed to constantly focusing on the past or the future (i.e, our attachment to “psychological time”). By living in the “Now”, embracing present-moment awareness, and by living with greater detachment to all of our attachments, we realize that there are no real problems, only life situations to manage. It is our persistent attachments to the past and the imagined future that creates our pain in the present.

Thirdly, Tolle claims that the pathway for the transformation of human consciousness and the way out of our attachment state is through mind-body awareness. Implementing what he calls the “Witness”, or the truly objective, non-judgmental and observing self, helps us to detach from our minds and our constant stream of thoughts. Directing attention into our bodies by focusing on our inner energy and the physiological reactions to our emotions (without judgment), we can alter the negative charge generated by our inner feelings. By redirecting our state of mind-attachment to a state of body-awareness and by releasing the negativity from our emotions, we can transform our conditioned, emotionally charged reactions, which helps us experience a state of inner peace.

And finally, through acceptance and surrender to our present circumstances, we can end our resistance to life, which dissolves the unease we experience. Permanent connection to our inner "Being" and mind-body awareness is the avenue through which we can transform our own consciousness, and by extension, the consciousness of those around us. This is the path, Tolle asserts, to ending individual and global negativity, suffering, and illness.
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on May 3rd 2020, 1:53 am
Did you write this yourself or copy-paste it from somewhere.

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on May 3rd 2020, 2:02 am
I wrote it for my Psych class.
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on May 3rd 2020, 8:49 am
Save it for your theology and philosophy classes as well.

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on May 3rd 2020, 2:06 pm
Will do  A Brief Synopsis of "The Power of Now" - Our Inner Being 1289255181
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on May 3rd 2020, 3:06 pm
Have you read the book yourself?

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on May 3rd 2020, 5:29 pm
LMAO. Az
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on May 3rd 2020, 5:48 pm
I'd recommend putting in direct citations.
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on May 3rd 2020, 6:38 pm
@Azronger wrote:Have you read the book yourself?

Essentially. There were excerpts taken out of the PDF given due to being "incoherent ramblings", though what I wrote should be adequate in capturing the essential elements of the topics covered. 

@BoD wrote:I'd recommend putting in direct citations.

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