This is Eckhart Tolle's face superimposed on Yoda's body.
Do you ever struggle with being focused in the present moment? You’re not alone. For me, my busy head is filled with pop songs on loop--sometimes 3 or 4 at at time--and I often find myself drifting into thoughts of where I’d like to be, where I used to be, etc.
Presence and acceptance of what is NOW (what is Being?) always seems to be a fascinating topic. For the last couple of years, I’ve been working on this, and one of my objectives as a human is to be able to readily love and accept where I am at the current moment regardless of what’s going on.
Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now is packed with very helpful ideas and approaches regarding this loving acceptance of the current moment. As I try his methods, I find more than anything that it’s really hard to get into the now at first, but as my awareness has increased, I’m able to get and stay in it for longer and longer.
He assures us that this is all very normal (pardon the dry darkness): “Humans are a dangerously insane and very sick species. That’s not a judgement. It’s a fact. It is also a fact that the sanity is underneath the madness. Healing and redemption are available right now.”
So yeah, we’re all unconscious, we’re all insane, but Tolle insists that getting more “present” yields the ability to grow gradually less so. Here’s to a future of increased consciousness!