look for peace

excerpts from Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now”

A.B. Godfreed
2 min readJul 15, 2022


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disaster, drastic upheaval, deep loss
dreadful suffering
on other sentient beings
the ego needs
problems, conflict, and “enemies”
the world’s suffering is
a bottomless pit

mental commentary running:
unease, worry, anxiety,
nervousness, tension, dread,
phobia and so on
[o]thers may be much harder
to label
psychological time
a mental disease
misidentification with mind
habit to monitor

[p]resence is the key to freedom
become you
bring more consciousness into your life
love, joy and peace
energy field of your body
rooted within yourself
joy arises from within
deep states of Being
this is inner peace


This piece is composed solely out of phrases taken randomly from Eckhart Tolle’s (1999) “The Power of Now”; any additions of mine are in square brackets.

I received this gem of a book in 2014, as a gift from a sister-friend. The book is a wonderful reminder of the importance of present moment awareness, because all that we ever truly have is the eternal now and now and now and now and now….

If your quest is for inner peace, as well as freedom from angst and other kinds of psychological pain, then, read this book for sure. You can also follow it up with “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose”, which is another great read from Tolle (2005).


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A.B. Godfreed

Non-Entity with a clear purpose to transform self (& perhaps the world) through critical consciousness and Love.