During a recent episode with Eckhart Tolle, I heard him echo those words, “whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” As he always does, he was reminding us to be one with life; to be so utterly and completely present that ‘no problem, no suffering, nothing that is not who you are in your essence, can survive in you. In the now, all your problems dissolve.’
This, of course, is easy for him to say, and for the rest of us, it requires enormous discipline. Life has a way of diverting our attention. Sometimes it’s the anticipation of a future promise, and often it’s the regret of something that had happened in the past. The truth, however, is that both are illusions. Jeff Goins is a brilliant writer who’s finding out that waiting has its rewards. In his spiritual memoir, The In-Between, he’s quick to point out that embracing the tension between the now and the next big thing is always tricky, but it almost always starts when you slow down. Here’s why….