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The Power of Now Journal is based on the popular book The Power of Now
“It’s no wonder that The Power of Now has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. Much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light.
In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, “the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.”
Featuring a new preface by the author, this paperback shows that only after regaining awareness of Being, liberated from Mind and intensely in the Now, is there Enlightenment.”
The Power of Now Journal would actually be a wonderful accompaniment to reading the book itself, I would think. To write your own thoughts while reading the book. I, on the other hand, have not read the book so for me, it is a wonderful piece of artwork with pleasant quotes to give me ideas to just ponder as I journal through some difficult thoughts and issues.
It is actually almost too lovely to write it. Especially, if you are a person like me who loves journals and then hates to write in them… a weird writer quirk, I know. But I Love them and writing for me is the best way for me to work through my mental and emotional issues. It can be very cathartic. It can help me resolve some issues that I overthink just by writing them down. And it can really help with an emotional expression… like writing out the experience makes it settle my brain of it. This one it seems to me will help me focus on introspection and the pain experience and focusing on being Present. Because it is hard for people with chronic illness to be Present. We worry and fear the future. We are plagued by our past selves and are mourning that self. We often resist being in the Now. I think it would be a find thought journal, emotion journal or gratitude journal. Or all.
Benefits of journaling
As for the health benefits of journaling, they’ve been scientifically proven. Research shows the following:
- Journaling decreases the symptoms of asthma, arthritis, and other health conditions.
- It improves cognitive functioning.
- It can strengthen immune system response.
- It can counteract many of the negative effects of stress.
In addition to the actual health benefits journaling:
- Can work through difficult emotions
- Can help you work through problems and problem solve
- Can help you introspect and know yourself better
- Can help you achieve goals to improve your quality of life
- Can help with self-compassion and gratitude which can improve your outlook on life as a whole
- Can spur creativity
- Help express and work through thoughts
Some quotes from the journal itself
- When you are on a journey, it is certainly helpful to know where you are going… but don’t forget: the only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment
- Only the present can free you of the past. More time cannot free you of time. Access the power of Now. That is the key.
- Is fear preventing you from taking action? Acknowledge fear, watch for it, take your attention into it, be fully present with it. Doing so cuts the link between the fear and your thinking.
- Ask yourself what ‘problem’ you have right now, not next year, tomorrow, of five minutes from now. What is wrong with this moment?
- Make a habit to ask yourself: What’s going on inside me at this moment? That question will point you in the right direction.
My thoughts: It is wonderfully presented for a journal and the quotes are interesting to me. I rather like a journal with quotes that make you think about different things as you write. I do recommend it.
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