Practicing Open Consciousness, the State of Now

You may have already noticed that in life, the most simple things are the most profound. Below I quote a section of the book Power of Now where Eckhart Tolle describes exactly how to get to know yourself, become clear and vibrant,  live in the present and know life. There are a few practices he talks about in the book and I encourage you to read it. If you don't wish to, this here is its essence, a practice we all should be living.

You may find it helpful to close your eyes for this practice. Later on when "being in the body" has become natural and easy, this will no longer be necessary.

Direct your attention into the body. Feel it from within. (That's it! That's the entire practice!)

Is it alive? Is there life in your hands, arms, legs and feet - in your abdomen, your chest? Can you feel the the subtle energy field that pervades the entire the entire body and gives vibrant energy to every organ and every cell? Can you feel it simultaneously in all parts of the body as a single field of energy?

Keep focusing on the feeling of your inner body for a few moments. Do not start to think about it. Feel it.

The more attention you give it, the clearer and stronger this feeling will become. It will feel as if every cell is becoming more alive, and if you have a strong visual sense, you may get an image of your body becoming luminous. Although such an image can help you temporarily, pay more attention to the feeling than to anything else that may arise.

This is consciousness, flood yourself with it.

Tolle advises that your spiritual practice should be presence. What that means is to not give your full attention to the outer world, always keep some attention within. You will realize your immense depth and like the deepest lake, your outer world will only skim the surface, but you as a whole will always be calm and keep the deep feeling of peace inside. Nothing can really disturb you here.

From this place, life is clear, you will know what to do.

Yay! Yay! Yay!