Eckhart Tolle’s Power of Now

by Edge

in Inner Game

Lately, I’ve been feeling stressed.  Not depressed or angry (like I was oftentimes when I was working a 9-5 job), but the vast majority of my days lately have had a quality of sadness, a vague sense of fear and an overall desire to distract myself.

When I started this site, I wanted to have a journal to hold myself accountable to being at my best.  I’ve always looked at success with women as a bi-product of living in a successful way.  Not in a material way, but in an experiential way:  Taking successful action in a way that works AND feels good.

But I haven’t been in that state of mind lately.  I’ve been off my diet for about 2 months now, same with exercise and while I have been working hard and moving ahead in the business side of my life, increased success has not brought me increased happiness.

In fact, I’ve been walking around in a low-grade funk a lot of the time and it’s been seeping into my relationships and interactions with women.

So I decided it’s time to reprioritize. I decided that I am going to start putting my experience and happiness at the top of my priority list.

The quality of my work and my interactions with people are only going to be as good as the quality of my consciousness.

So last night, I listened to an hour of Eckhart Tolle’s Power of Now (in audiobook format) and another two hours this morning.

I am not going to say that I immediately entered an effortless, blissful state immediately after my Eckhart binge session, but I do feel tremendously better than I have been lately.

I’m going to make my meditation and Eckhart sessions a priority for the next 7 days and see how it affects my overall quality of life.  And then I will blog about it here. :)

Eric / Edge

P.S.  I have a lot of awesome projects in the works that I’m very excited about.  One of them is to reboot this website – I started PuE back in June 2008 and there are some things I’m pleased with and other things I feel should be removed or overhauled.  Once I wrap up a couple of projects I have in the works, Pick-up Evolution is going to get a complete website reboot.  The new PuE is going to kick ass, stay tuned.

{ 4 comments }

Patrick Chase May 11, 2011 at 6:08 am

I think it’s funny how we can get so caught up in the rat race, and we feel that it’s all about work, work, work….but all the stress catches up with us, then the work suffers. Sometimes some focused quiet time can be so revitalizing and make the work so much better.

If you haven’t read it, “The Power of Full Engagement” is an awesome book about this.

Edge May 11, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Hey Patrick,

Thanks for the comment. I read the Power of Full Engagement years ago, but I think it’s time for me to re-read it. Getting “caught up in the rat race” is the perfect way to describe how I’ve been feeling. Things are getting better now that I’m slowing my head down and I’m making it my goal to keep in touch with that.

I’ve got Power of Full Engagement on audiobook and I think I’ll pop that in after I listen through Eckhart again.

Rhett October 19, 2011 at 7:28 pm

…awesome.

You probably already know that finding presence and being connected with that essence makes pick-up so much easier.

Paul T September 27, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Eckhart Tolle is probably the perfect book for you right now, but you might also want to try Marcus Arelius’s meditations (for a really old, philosophical take on things), or Geoff Thompson’s Watch My Back. The latter might particularly speak to you. It’s the autobiography of an ex bouncer who got sucked in to the criminal underworld, pulled himself out of his shit life, and become a bafta winning screenwriter and best selling author. It’s not much about specifically how to get a girl, but it is about how to have a life you want to be a part of.

Give it a read…

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