Okay so I finally got around to finishing the book called "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle. I had really been struggling to get through the last couple of chapters, but I could not muster up enough energy nor inspiration. To think that I had purchased the book with so much enthusiasm more than a year ago. It has taken me that long (and even longer, when you think about it) to make my way through a measely 191 pages. I think I have had a complete overdose of spiritual and other esoteric literature, and it is time to return to planet Earth.
My mind-pendulum swings back and forth between the real and the unreal and now back to the real again.
The very last chapter is called "The Meaning of Surrender." To extract a random quote from this area of the book I come across the following.
"Surrender is the simple but profound wisdom of yielding to rather than opposing the flow of life. The only place where you can experience the flow of life is the Now, so to surrender is to accept the present moment unconditionally and without reservation."
Does this make any sense? I feel that I have heard this so many times over and over again that it no longer makes the slightest sense to me.