Tomorrow never comes Until It’s Too Late – Power of Now!

‘Importance of living in the present cannot be undermined because it’s the truest path to happiness and enlightenment’– this message may have been read and heard several times (to be honest- it’s not very fresh or original!).

However, Eckhart Tolle’s- ‘Power of Now’ provides a clear perspective in a simplistic, enthusiastic way.As a person, I have always questioned-

What does ‘living in now’ means?

And how do we ‘live in the moment’?

This book has proved to be a manual for me, by reading the first chapter itself I was already more conscious of how one’s mindset, emotions and thoughts hinder our ability to live in solitude.

To summarize my main takeaway from the book in 1 sentence would be: every minute we spend worrying about what is yet to come (the future) and what has gone by (the past)- is a minute lost from what is now (the present).

Every person experiences the ‘enough is enough’ moment in his/her lives and this book is primarily about that. Eckhart teaches his readers true meaning of peace, tranquility and spirituality and how significant is to cherish the present moment.

The book itself includes various exercises for restricting our minds in the present moment and it goes beyond explaining the notion of positive thinking superficially.

We let our chaotic, troubled and egotistical minds destroy our lives and therefore, there is a dire need for us to condition ourselves to look past the pain, agony and anxiety. We must balance our lives by living each moment as it comes.

Who Is The Target Audience For This Book?

I feel anyone who feels stuck in the past, has trouble controlling their thoughts and quite simply put- anyone who feels they are struggling to feel true happiness, should read this book.

Our generation is flustered with a million thoughts- we have worried minds, a strong tendency to feel stressed about every petty issue and a flare for complaining a lot!.

Eckhart reinforces zen teachings through his narration to make the readers consciously aware of how meditation can aid one’s pursuit of solitude.

Some people may not believe in the merits of meditation and may undermine value of philosophical lessons – but believe it or not, it helps in improving focus and helping regulate pace of our day-to-day life.

What’s In It for You?

You will learn how to remain consciously present in the current moment for everyday of your lives! Be more aware of your surroundings and environment.

Most importantly, you will recognize how our mind creates ‘barriers’ on its own for example emotions of pain, suffering and longing as means of identifying one’s self to the past or yearning for the future rather than just living in the moment.

As individuals we must train ourselves to disassociate with our problems and ego thereby curtailing chaotic, negative emotions to bombard our mindset.

Similarly, this book teaches how one engage in active listening to focus on what someone is saying rather than getting swayed away by the thoughts in our own head.

It’s essential that we start accepting the ups and downs and flaws of life- they will always be there so we must develop an ability to look beyond them and tie our happiness to the present moment.

AHA Moment!

As humans it’s in our nature to dwell on the past and worry for the future to save us.

For example, a person may feel scarred because of a past trauma, a bad breakup, loss of job or a loved one- this is how the vicious cycle begins and then he/she waits for the future to rescue them in form of a savior, a better opportunity or something that will save them.

Getting tangled in the past and waiting for the future does nothing but compromise on the present.

As Tolle suggests, the only way to put an end to one’s misery is by focusing on ‘now’. Take charge of the present moment and redirect your thoughts and energy into focusing on what can be done now to improve the situation.

Drop the weight of the past and worry of the future and re-center your emotions towards feeling what is happening in this very moment.

It you get caught in the vicious cycle, it is nothing but a bottomless pit which will only leave you with more stress and anxiety. Use lessons from the past in helping you take better decisions in the present moment.

Being ambitious and hopeful for a better future is no sin, but don’t let this turn you into a daydreamer of what ‘may’ happen so much so that it takes over your life!

It’s good to keep a check on what has happened and prepare for a stronger tomorrow but this should not come at a cost of your present.

Our Final Thoughts

  • Be mindful
  • Accept life for what it is
  • Be forgiving of yourself
  • Be respectful of yourself and of others
  • Past is past for a reason, don’t dwell on it – just remember the key lessons it taught you
  • Future is yet to come, be hopeful and ambitious but not at the cost letting it takeover your peace
  • Present is what you have NOW, cherish and celebrate it
  • Have faith because things eventually work out
  • Your bad decisions don’t define you, what you choose to do after is what matters
  • Life is not based on a monotone path, there will be ups and downs- don’t resist them, instead go with the flow
  • Recognize that most problems are simply in ‘our head’, they are self-generated because of overthinking and stress
  • Ask yourself: what’s the worst that could happen? Don’t attach over importance to every petty matter and not every small issue has a life threatening consequence. Value things for what they are: not less, not more
  • Things you cannot change are not worthy of your worry and pain
  • Quit observing your mind and judging your thoughts all the time

It’s imperative that one learns to switch off, unwind and ‘feel’ true happiness. Breakaway from the constant stream of regret, anxiety and stress fueled by the preoccupation with the past and the future.

Take ownership of what you have ‘now’ and do things that matter and make a difference.

Don’t over plan and fret about things that need to be done- just get down towards accomplishing them.

Don’t create self-inflicting pain by resisting change – take each day as it comes and keep yourself grounded to your mantra of staying true to yourself and your happiness.



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Tomorrow never comes Until It’s Too Late – Power of Now!

‘Importance of living in the present cannot be undermined because it’s the truest path to happiness and enlightenment’– this message may have been read and heard several times (to be honest- it’s not very fresh or original!).

However, Eckhart Tolle’s- ‘Power of Now’ provides a clear perspective in a simplistic, enthusiastic way.As a person, I have always questioned-

What does ‘living in now’ means?

And how do we ‘live in the moment’?

This book has proved to be a manual for me, by reading the first chapter itself I was already more conscious of how one’s mindset, emotions and thoughts hinder our ability to live in solitude.

To summarize my main takeaway from the book in 1 sentence would be: every minute we spend worrying about what is yet to come (the future) and what has gone by (the past)- is a minute lost from what is now (the present).

Every person experiences the ‘enough is enough’ moment in his/her lives and this book is primarily about that. Eckhart teaches his readers true meaning of peace, tranquility and spirituality and how significant is to cherish the present moment.

The book itself includes various exercises for restricting our minds in the present moment and it goes beyond explaining the notion of positive thinking superficially.

We let our chaotic, troubled and egotistical minds destroy our lives and therefore, there is a dire need for us to condition ourselves to look past the pain, agony and anxiety. We must balance our lives by living each moment as it comes.

Who Is The Target Audience For This Book?

I feel anyone who feels stuck in the past, has trouble controlling their thoughts and quite simply put- anyone who feels they are struggling to feel true happiness, should read this book.

Our generation is flustered with a million thoughts- we have worried minds, a strong tendency to feel stressed about every petty issue and a flare for complaining a lot!.

Eckhart reinforces zen teachings through his narration to make the readers consciously aware of how meditation can aid one’s pursuit of solitude.

Some people may not believe in the merits of meditation and may undermine value of philosophical lessons – but believe it or not, it helps in improving focus and helping regulate pace of our day-to-day life.

What’s In It for You?

You will learn how to remain consciously present in the current moment for everyday of your lives! Be more aware of your surroundings and environment.

Most importantly, you will recognize how our mind creates ‘barriers’ on its own for example emotions of pain, suffering and longing as means of identifying one’s self to the past or yearning for the future rather than just living in the moment.

As individuals we must train ourselves to disassociate with our problems and ego thereby curtailing chaotic, negative emotions to bombard our mindset.

Similarly, this book teaches how one engage in active listening to focus on what someone is saying rather than getting swayed away by the thoughts in our own head.

It’s essential that we start accepting the ups and downs and flaws of life- they will always be there so we must develop an ability to look beyond them and tie our happiness to the present moment.

AHA Moment!

As humans it’s in our nature to dwell on the past and worry for the future to save us.

For example, a person may feel scarred because of a past trauma, a bad breakup, loss of job or a loved one- this is how the vicious cycle begins and then he/she waits for the future to rescue them in form of a savior, a better opportunity or something that will save them.

Getting tangled in the past and waiting for the future does nothing but compromise on the present.

As Tolle suggests, the only way to put an end to one’s misery is by focusing on ‘now’. Take charge of the present moment and redirect your thoughts and energy into focusing on what can be done now to improve the situation.

Drop the weight of the past and worry of the future and re-center your emotions towards feeling what is happening in this very moment.

It you get caught in the vicious cycle, it is nothing but a bottomless pit which will only leave you with more stress and anxiety. Use lessons from the past in helping you take better decisions in the present moment.

Being ambitious and hopeful for a better future is no sin, but don’t let this turn you into a daydreamer of what ‘may’ happen so much so that it takes over your life!

It’s good to keep a check on what has happened and prepare for a stronger tomorrow but this should not come at a cost of your present.

Our Final Thoughts

  • Be mindful
  • Accept life for what it is
  • Be forgiving of yourself
  • Be respectful of yourself and of others
  • Past is past for a reason, don’t dwell on it – just remember the key lessons it taught you
  • Future is yet to come, be hopeful and ambitious but not at the cost letting it takeover your peace
  • Present is what you have NOW, cherish and celebrate it
  • Have faith because things eventually work out
  • Your bad decisions don’t define you, what you choose to do after is what matters
  • Life is not based on a monotone path, there will be ups and downs- don’t resist them, instead go with the flow
  • Recognize that most problems are simply in ‘our head’, they are self-generated because of overthinking and stress
  • Ask yourself: what’s the worst that could happen? Don’t attach over importance to every petty matter and not every small issue has a life threatening consequence. Value things for what they are: not less, not more
  • Things you cannot change are not worthy of your worry and pain
  • Quit observing your mind and judging your thoughts all the time

It’s imperative that one learns to switch off, unwind and ‘feel’ true happiness. Breakaway from the constant stream of regret, anxiety and stress fueled by the preoccupation with the past and the future.

Take ownership of what you have ‘now’ and do things that matter and make a difference.

Don’t over plan and fret about things that need to be done- just get down towards accomplishing them.

Don’t create self-inflicting pain by resisting change – take each day as it comes and keep yourself grounded to your mantra of staying true to yourself and your happiness.



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