Eckhart Tolle once explained why the practice of mindfulness is so crucial and so powerful. With every breath, he said, we walk on the edge of Time, between Past and Future, which is the Present.
When you are anchored in the Present, “nothing that is not who you are in your essence, can survive in you.”
This means that Zen practices have as their highest aim that you start to feel and express your Essence. It is to help you discover and become Who You Are.
And with that comes the awareness of the true state of your life – without the pains and distress. When you detach yourself from what is not you, you elevate the experience of that which you are.
By bringing your awareness back to your most intimate feeling, you immediately feel what is most valuable in your life: the presence of people you love, the art you create, the smell of garden flowers, a sunny sky ...
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance”, says Tolle.
Maybe trusting this can transform your life.