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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

GREAT relationship advice in Chapter 8 of the Power of Now

Just thought I'd share that.
MUCH better than your average therapy-speak, self help stuff. (In my opinion anyway.)

Goes much further than logic alone. So to speak. Its pretty !! difficult to explain adequately, so probably easier to read it yourself.

His approach seems to be an extended essay on acceptance and surrender to whatever is happening RIGHT NOW. Perfect!
It really reveals the extremely (!!!) high wisdom of the serenity prayer. (when used to good effect.) But its a VERY SKILLFUL interpretation of what the serenity prayer means.
Right I'd better be off you guys!

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle Audiobook
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle Audiobook
(Oh yeah and you can get all these things straight from the iTunes store as well in case you don't already know.)


Syd said...

The Power Of Now has some great information. These are quotes that I especially liked:
* “All forms are Impermanent.”

* “All structures are unstable.”

* “Compassion is the awareness of a deep bond between yourself and all creatures.”

* "To meet everything and everyone through stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer to the universe."

* “True salvation is freedom from negativity, and above all from past and future as a psychological need.”

* “Is suffering really necessary? Yes and no. If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you, no humility, no compassion.”

* “Enlightenment means choosing to dwell in the state of presence rather than in time. It means saying 'yes' to what is.”

* “As you go about your life, don’t give 100 percent of your attention to the external world and to your mind. Keep some within. Feel the inner body even when engaged in everyday activities, especially when you are relating with nature. Feel the stillness deep inside it. Keep the portal open.”

Kathy Lynne said...

Sounds like I am going to need to read this book. Good to see you back.


molly said...

gosh you are back and I full throttle too! I should have grabbed a cup of cappuccino - I have some catching up to do on your blog I see :) Glad you are here and hope everything is going good for you.

johno said...

cool thanks

Mantramine said...

Hey- a Power of Now Kin. I found you through Vicarious Rising. I was starting to think I was the only one out there.

Looking forward to reading!