I had my first glimpse of awakening when I read Eckhart Tolle‘s “The Power of Now” in 2005, and a very powerful satori “immersed bliss” experience in 2007 when I read the excellent (and much more accessible) “A New Earth”.
Lately I’ve been drawn back to Eckhart’s very pure, compassionate and often loveable geek-humour-smattered teachings, with the “A New Earth” and “The Flowering of Human Consciousness” audiobooks on my iPod – so as I’m driving I can remind myself to be present NOW, and practise life as a human being instead of a human doing. It’s really helped me, coupled with daily meditation and other great teachings.[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdgO4UDrwm8[/embedyt]
This short video has a very powerful message – that enlightenment is our very core essence and that “seeking” enlightenment is a fallacy – there is nothing to be gained in the future, only the practice of presence and acceptance of the now.