Enlightment is only when you choose now.
I have to admit, when i read Eckart Tolle’s two books, The Power of Now and A New Earth at first I was very bummed out to find out that the chase I was after was completely an illusion of my reality.
What I felt was my dreams come to an end, and that my culminating point of a complete existence was over.
Another thing that his books did were put me to sleep. Not because they were boring, but because the energy of the books themselves were so calm, relaxed and to a point of just “being”
It wasn’t until a few weeks later that it hit me.
Thoughts going through my head were, what is this Power of Now, what is it that is saying, I have to be in the now??????
What is now?
Where’s the power of it?
Then it hit me.
This is my only “real”ity
I felt this presence, the colors around me became more colorful, the room was complete stillness, and nothing nor anything mattered. My thoughts collapsed, I wasn’t thinking of “being” I was actually being.
It was my first experience of full conscious enlightment, but not so much bliss. Because I didn’t feel anything.
I was just being.
A few weeks later, I saw that I had fallen into a pattern of losing drive, passion.
I felt like all my answers had been answered and that it didn’t matter what I did or said beyond that moment because it wasn’t real.
To this day, the only things I’ve taken from ET, are it woke me up to the consciousness I am and to remain detached from the painbody.
Proceed with caution but I do suggest that you do read his books if you want to experience the power of now. Because in the end it will help you become more conscious.