I think many of us have been working tirelessly for the promise of tomorrow, because that is what is expected of us. It is what surely have taught us from home and in school, and although it is a very mature and adult position to see things, but sometimes it simply is not the best for us, I’ll tell you why.
Long ago I read a book that changed my conception of things, this book came to my life at a time when I was 100% focused on working hard to have what anyone want, a bigger house, a better car, a better computer, better clothes, better gadgets, better accessories, in short, almost everything was related to the verb “have”, Of course I also had the desire to do something deeper and more meaningful, but that was later on my list of priorities; not because it was the least important thing to mebut becouse in my conception of things in order to help I had to “have”first.
It’s been a long time since I read it, now I’ve been listening the book not to lose any detail; and I’m writing this post because it’s common that when something new falls into your hands, the emotion factor makes you think that everything is true and you do not question anything, from my experience and as objectively as possible, I can recommend The Power of Now mp3 by Eckhart Tolle.
The scoop, get ready, it sounds incredible. The premise is that nothing exists except the present. The past and the future are an illusion. About what I was saying to you at the beginning, I think that is great doing things to have a better future, but that these things have to make us feel good about ourselves in the present tense. What good is it to spare time of recreation killing me working for the future, if that does not make me happy now, why sacrifice simply for the sake of sacrifice.
Another issue that should be emphasized is that when you focus on the now, you rescue your passion for work, stop doing it for material things in the future and you start to do so that in the beginning led you to dedicate yourself to such or that deal.
You will discover how little by little you begin to become more attentive to what happens around you in the work and how you can take advantage of it; you will also discover how you begin to be more productive.
I realized that it is possible to achieve both, a present of which you are proud and that leads you to a good future, is a matter of balance. The Power of Now is also about attention, awareness: It is important not to let this magnificent gift of the present escape us. Believe me that if you are not enjoying your present, it is very likely that you will not enjoy the future either, you will always be leaving happiness for later, in other words, you will always be leaving yourself for later.
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