Do you find it hard to take a break from your mind and relentless thoughts? I am a highly-sensitive over-thinker. I feel too much, and I think too much (if there is such a thing). It can get in the way sometimes of being able to relax and feel joy. Anxiety much? Ugh.
I am reading the full version of the book called The Power of Now, suggested to me by my doctor. I read the handbook version last year, and the concepts were hard to grasp the first time.
This time around, I understand a little more. Right now, I am pondering the topic of “Life Situations.” How humans create drama and problems out of life situations. But is it necessary? The author Eckhart Tolle would tell you that it is insanity. The book says to live in the moment, and ask yourself, “What problem do I have right now?” Sure, I might want to change certain life situations, but is there any immediate problem? Maybe not as much as I think.
To extrapolate from this idea… I have a lot of gratitude. I am alive. In a cozy home with my family. There are many things I want, but not many things I need. Food, water, shelter… it would be nice to reflect and realize how much I can take for granted.
I may not be in perfect health, but I am able to sing, dance, and so much more. I have moments where the pain subsides and I feel “normal” again.
Don’t you love when a book can expand your mind and enrich your life?