April 2008

Living in my head…

April 7, 2008

… is not necessarily good.

I have a lot going on in my head. All the time. Arguments, laughter, plays, speculation, ideas, work plans … my mind is a stage. I thought this was a good thing. I am good company to myself, and don’t need to be surrounded by people to be quite content, occupied and happy. But I can learn a lot from this book:

The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle

A friend gave me this book and it makes many things I already knew clearer and teaches a lot I didn’t know. I know it’ll improve my life tremendously.

I keep thinking of the sage advice in this book as I am looking out my window at the ever-changing ocean, the changing tides, the birds, the seals, the serenity of the moment. That’s when I am in the Now. While waiting for vacations, or some large project to start, or worrying about financial security, I am not living in the now. I know that now, but, boy, it’s difficult to change the noise in your head!

This is the book for me and I can think of several of my friends who could benefit of it. Meantime I am staying in the now as best as I can — that is — I’m sneezing, coughing, woolly-headed, flu-ridden, miserable… but in the now…

Now, that’s life! 🙂

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