Tolle says that we believe we could grasp the point of life if we could just read the right book or find the right teacher—in short, by thinking about it. Yet the awareness of true reality is an experience, not an idea, that in fact requires a “radical refusal of thoughts” in favor of a simple state of attending to the moment. “Your purpose—the fullness of life—is just to be here now,” he says. “To be the space for whatever happens. Try to do that often throughout the day. The length of time doesn’t matter. Always choose now.”
An alternate phrasing of Bruce Lee’s classic “Be Water, My Friend” teaching. I love this (despite how difficult it can be to live in practice).
Always choose now.