Thoughts of Living in the Now

I don’t know which came first, Eckhart Tolle or the host of self-help gurus repeating the same mantra—for success, happiness and peace, live in the now— as if the idea rises like the phoenix every morning only to fall back into the cinders at dusk as followers get sucked back into the world of pointless work and worry. The idea of living in the present is ancient in the orient but comparatively wet-behind-the-ears in the West, where it didn’t get much attention until the nineteen sixties— and even then few people understood the concept. It’s actually a very beautiful teaching, … Continue reading Thoughts of Living in the Now