“True salvation is a state of freedom – from fear, from suffering, from a perceived state of lack and insufficiency and therefore from all wanting, needing, grasping, and clinging. It is freedom from compulsive thinking, from negativity, and above all from past and future as a psychological need. Your mind is telling you that you cannot get there from here. Something needs to happen, or you need to become this or that before you can be free and fulfilled. It is saying, in fact, that you need time – that you need to find, sort out, do, achieve, acquire, become, or understand something before you can be free or complete.
You see time as the means to salvation, whereas in truth it is the greatest obstacle to salvation. You think that you can’t get there from where you and who you are at this moment because you are not yet complete or good enough, but the truth is that here and now is the only point from where you CAN get there. You “get” there by realizing that you ARE there already.”
Eckhart Tolle, in “The Power of Now”
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