BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 by Eckhart Tolle in THE POWER OF NOW

“As there are no problems in the NOW, there is no illness either. The belief in a label that someone attaches to your condition keeps the condition in place, empowers it, and makes it a seemingly solid reality out of a temporary imbalance. It gives it not only reality and solidity but also a continuity in time that it did not have before.

By focusing on this instant and refraining from labeling it mentally, illness is reduced to one of several of these factors: physical pain, weakness, discomfort, or disability. THAT is what you surrender to – now. You do not surrender to the idea of “illness”. Allow the suffering to force you into the present moment, into a state of intense conscious presence. Use it for enlightenment.”

Eckhart Tolle, in “The Power of Now”

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