Daily Dose for the Soul

When you are on a journey, it is certainly helpful to know where you are going or at least the general direction in which you are moving, but don’t forget; the only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is.

Your life’s journey has an outer purpose and an inner purpose. The outer purpose is to arrive at your goal or destination, to accomplish what you set out to do, to achieve this or that, which, of course, implies future. But if your destination, or the steps you are going to take in the future, take up so much of your attention that they become more important to you than the step you are taking now, then you completely miss the journey’s inner purpose, which has nothing to do with where you are going or what you are doing, but everything to do with how. It has nothing to do with future but everything to do with the quality of your consciousness at this moment. The outer purpose belongs to the horizontal dimension of space and time; the inner purpose belongs to the horizontal dimension of space and time; the inner purpose concerns a deepening of your Being in the vertical dimension of the timeless Now. Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey only has one; the step you are taking right now. As you become more deeply aware of this one step, you realise that it already contains within itself all the other steps as well as the destination. This one step then becomes transformed into an expression of perfection, an act of great beauty and quality. It will have taken you into Being, and the light of Being will shine through it. This is both the purpose and the fulfilment of your inner journey, the journey into yourself.

Reference : The Power of Now. Eckhart Tolle.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful early morning positive thoughts received. Thank you for the share.

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome. I always do my affirmations as soon as I wake up. They are very relaxing.

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  2. Ohh a great insight it is
    I even think the most important journey is the inner one, which in return will inspire the outer journey.

    Thanks a lot for this

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    1. GS says:

      The journey is an inner journey because it is a uniquely personal exploration, a voyage of discovery that each of us can make into our own particular life and circumstances, and into our own individuality and nature. Instead, what changes is our relationship to ourselves, to our life, and to others.

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