I’ve started to read that wonderful book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle again. It’s about the fourth time I’ve read it and each read seems to throw up something new that I missed previously. This time however, I encountered what I can only describe as a “memory jogger” on page 46. It is so beautiful that I was inspired to share it with you. I hope you like it.
Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die” – and find that there is no death – Eckhart Tolle
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that there are seven days in a week; there are, in fact, only three, and of those three only one has any significance.
First lets look at the two pointless days in our three-day week. There is “yesterday”; which is in the past and cannot in any way be returned to us (not even for all the chocolate in my local shop). Anyway, when yesterday was here it wasn’t yesterday, it was “TODAY” (can you guess where this little article is going yet?). Then we have “tomorrow” which will be today when it arrives (guessed yet?). At the moment “tomorrow” consists of nothing more than a series of jumbled thoughts whizzing around in your mind; indeed, as sure as Tottenham Hotspur have no chance of winning the Premier League some peeps out there will have convinced themselves that tomorrow will bring the end of the world and will be sick with worry right now.
In truth, the only day that really matters is TODAY, because it’s all we have and it represents an opportunity to make a difference. What will you do with your today, today?
The past is gone and the future is uncertain
When tomorrow comes it is today
Therefore the time is NOW
See good, be good, do good…… Now!
Sri Sathya Sai Baba