Inner purpose and present moment : Eckhart Tolle

26 May

” When you are on a journey, it is certainly helpful to know where you are going or at least the general direction in which you are moving, but don’t forget: the only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is.

Your life’s journey has an outer purpose and an inner purpose. The outer purpose is to arrive at your goal or destination, to accomplish what you set out to do, to achieve this or that, which, ofcourse, implies future. But if your destination, or the steps you are going to take in the future, take up so much of your attention that they become more important to you than the step you are taking now, then you completely miss the journey’s inner purpose, which has nothing to do with where you are going or what you are doing, but everything to do with how. It has nothing to do with future but everything to do with the quality of your consciousness at this moment.The outer purpose belongs to the horizontal dimension of space and time; the inner purpose concerns a deepening of your being in the vertical dimension of timeless Now. Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey only has one: the step you are taking right now. As you become more deeply aware of this one step, you realize that it already contains within itself all the other steps as well as the destination. This one step then becomes transformed into an expression of perfection, an act of great beauty and quality. It will have taken you into Being, and the light of Being will shine through it. This is both the purpose and fulfillment of your inner journey, the journey into yourself. ”

― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

From time to time have to remind myself that only thing that is important is the present moment. The only path to inner purpose  and outer purpose of life is the step we take right now. If we give our very best to present moment, we should be okay. It is the only thing that is real and in our hands. We can also be in harmony with existence and be stress free. If you were to read only one spiritual book, would recommend , Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment,

I had shared Robert De Niro’s NYU Tisch school speech which was about grit, collaboration, relationships, doing your best and will surely aid in our goals or destinations the outer purpose of life. If we marry same with Eckhart Tolle’s message of realization in present moment the inner purpose of life. We could have harmony and assuredly move in our chosen paths. Right dear friends!

Hope you have a good day dear friends! The inner and outer purpose is realized in the present moment.

Love, Suresh


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