‘Practicing The Power Of Now’ was a very natural consequence of ‘The Power Of Now‘ book written by Eckhart Tolle.
The reason why it was a needed, was because there was a natural demand for people to enter and be in the Power of Now.
The first book is essentially telling you how to do it, but for many people who read the book and witnessed glimpses of the NOW, it was necessary to have some kind of a guide or exercise book on how to practice it.
Below you will find a summary of practices on how to be in the NOW.
At the end of the article you will also find a link to a FREE online game created by us to help you practice being present and living in the NOW.
Practicing The Power Of The Now
To be present and stay present you need to practice. The identification with your ego and the constant noise that your mind is creating are strong enough boundaries to make you struggle to access the NOW effortlessly.
Your ego won’t let you be present so easily because when you are present you are dissolving the ego and detaching from it. The ego will try to keep you within the stream of compulsive thoughts. When you are in the state of thinking you can’t be fully present.
In order to let go, thinking about accessing the present moment and staying in the present moment, you need some portal that is beyond your mind. Accessing NOW and staying in the NOW will be easier for you if you use one of the gateways that Eckhart Tolle is mentioning in his books.
Practicing the Power of The Now is basically rooting yourself in the NOW by using these gateways.
This is how you can practice The Power Of Now:
- Take a few conscious breaths. In and out.
- Try to feel your hands. Feel the energy within them.
- Try to feel your whole body. Felling just your hands might be easier for you at the beginning. When you are able to do that, then try to feel your whole body, scan your body, feel the energy inside. You can try to feel different parts of your body, one at a time and then feel your whole body.
- Try to listen to the silence around you. There is always a dimension of silence around you. Listen to this. It diverts the attention from the thinking mind to the present.
- Accept everything as it is now. The present moment is as it is. Surrender yourself to the present moment. Don’t think, don’t assess, don’t judge.
- Try to observe your own mind. Wait for your next thought. Observe your mind as a rabbit hole. Wait for your next thought. What thought will come out next? Wait for it. Observe Your Mind. If a thought appears, just let it go. Return to presence and wait for your next thought.
This is a very powerful practice as it allows you to stay in the present moment for longer.
At the same time, try to feel your body – this will help you to stay rooted in the present moment.
Here’s also a short video tutorial that you may want to bookmark or share with friends:
These gateways are explained in all the Eckhart Tolle’s books but they are not necessarily in the same place. Eckhart is however repeating the information about the portals that will allow you to enter the present moment across his books.
Here’s also a simple infographic that describes the mentioned above ways to be present:
There is one publication that I’m a big fan of. It is not very well known. Many people that have read ‘The Power Of Now’, ‘Practicing The Power Of Now’ or ‘A New Earth’ (the most popular Eckhart Tolle’s books) didn’t hear about it and it is possibly one of the most powerful in my opinion.
The name of the publication is ‘Gateways Into The Now’. I found it while watching Eckhart Tolle’s videos. I think I watched most of the Eckhart Tolle’s videos on YouTube and this one I consider as possibly the most significant and brilliant in a way. The reason why I consider it this way is that it is treating about the practice, it shows you how to Practice The Power Of The Now.
One thing that I like very much about this audio-book is that Eckhart is reading it himself.
I strongly encourage you to watch this video series.
What is The Difference Between ‘The Power Of Now’ and ‘Mindfulness’?
‘The Power of Now’ and ‘mindfulness’ in essence mean the same. Eckhart Tolle didn’t use the term mindfulness in ‘The Power Of Now’ as it is confusing for many people. It is implying that your mind has to be full, and as we know it has to be in the opposite state, it has to be empty when you are present in the moment.
The Power Of Now was possibly the first book that explained in an approachable way what mindfulness really is and how to practice it.
One thing that you have to understand.
The Power Of Now is not a knowledge, it is a skill. If you want to enter the NOW and stay in the NOW you have to practice it.
Only by knowing what The Power Of Now is you won’t feel its Power! You will not feel the bliss of presence that exist beyond thinking mind if you will stay in the thinking mind.
In order to experience something new you have to do something new. After reading the book, practice it. Believe me, the results can be astonishing.
You have possibly already felt the glimpses of the NOW, if you will take few more steps you will cross the barrier of awakening. You will see the world from a whole new perspective. Perspective of a freedom without the boundaries of the ego.
Practice The Power Of The Now.
It can be a very pleasant practice. Just do it NOW.
Great Tool To Practice The Power Of The Now
If you want to practice being present in the NOW you will find on this website a free game with a daily practice.
I strongly encourage you to check it out. Practice is the key.
You can find it here: The Observer
Good luck and stay present.