Okay moms… if you really want to inspire your minds, Eckhart Tolle’s book A New Earth should be on your reading list. I have read it numerous times and every time I read it, it inspires me in a new way. This book was such a mind blowing book that Oprah did a 10 podcast series on it with Eckhart, covering a chapter of the book during each podcast.
This book is about raising awareness and a new level of consciousness that you can carry with you everyday, all the time. This consciousness enables you to live more in the moment, undistracted by the past and future. According to the Eckhart Tolle:
The primary factor in all of this is your state of consciousness in the only time there is: the Now! Make sure the present moment is your friend, not your enemy. Honor it by giving it your fullest attention. Appreciate it by being thankful for it. Become internally aligned with it by allowing it to be as it is. That is the arising of the new earth. —Eckhart Tolle
After diving deep into this book, I find that I have more joy and contentment in my daily activities. I feel more alive and can sense more life around me. Don’t get me wrong… I am far from perfect and this is a constant practice for me, but when I do get to that state of presence and I do start to notice the birds around me, the trees swaying, the expressions on my children’s faces… I feel that I get more out of the moments that I have. Although some people can time bend and getting more time out of life, I haven’t perfected that so I am thankful that I can make the most out of what I have and waste less.