The Power of Now is the Power of Self


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Initial post: Dec 2, 2008 5:05:26 PM PST
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There is a power. It is a power held within yourself. It is accessible by a timeless process Eckhart Tolle describes in his book "The Power of Now." Spiritual enlightenment develops through the acceptance and understanding of reality in the current moment. True reality is unfettered by controls of the past, fantasies about the future, or distortions and dictums from blind beliefs. Personal commitment brings power to personal evolution. Authentic spirituality is developing physical life into metaphysical existence.

The attainment of personal evolution, the harmonious orchestration of life for personal self-interest in each current moment of reality called "the now" is the opposite of sacrifice, of dependency, and is fueled by using reason, by asking yourself at each decision point: "Is this in my self-interest?" The power of self is the power of free thought, the power to move forward with reason and objectivity in everyday life.

Is spirituality dependent on religion? The history of "religion" is fraught by replacing "reason" with blind beliefs to cause controls and actions for purposes other than spirituality (suicide bombers come to mind). Blind beliefs are illusions, not reality, and the antithesis of spirituality. Even atheists who are committed to a "belief" that all of the self ends at death, and believers in deities or saviors, have something in common: Their "beliefs" limit their freedom of mind to explore with reason and experience with epistemology. Locking out any possibility but "termination" at death is a blind belief - essentially a "religious-like" limitation.

Anyone can choose to open his or her mind and embrace a philosophy of freedom. An open mind guides through reason to consider all possibilities in any subject. Anyone choosing to explore and make actionable and ethical decisions in one's volitional self-interest, will find support through the book: "Atheists Can Get To "Heaven": Perspectives From The Journey Beyond The Tunnel of Light." This book may be the first to describe the continuum between the physical and our evolutionary future. The book relates the first major new concept about the meaning of human life and evolution since Darwin. "A second Copernican Revolution", said one Editor.

Captivating people in blind beliefs and causing them to follow, comes from selling fear. Any topic ranging from the spiritual to any social cause, even the environment, are ripe subjects for zealots to infect the virus of control in people. Once they have sold "the fear" - they offer a salve to fix the fear they, themselves, foist upon "believers. Fear from what? Fear from (fictitious) "hell?" Fear from environmental or economic collapse? It doesn't matter: it is not about reality but rather about "selling fear" and unto the purveyors/marketers of fear, followers yield their time, energy, veneration, and considerable money.

The book "Atheists Can Get To Heaven" describes the true story an extraordinary journey that reveals revolutionary discoveries transcending across the physical into the metaphysical. By replacing mythology and faith with reason, the book deeply opens the meaning and vision of enlightened spirituality for humanity based in reason, as a sequence of evolution. This compelling story connects you to a timeless philosophy, revealing a thought-provoking and perhaps controversial new version of humanity's evolving future. The book vividly transports you beyond "the tunnel of light" during a clinical death experience to explore the vastness of our evolutionary future, describing the true nature of "heaven."

Featuring astute perspectives gained from this journey, readers are encouraged to open their mind to possibilities that may transcend current beliefs by gathering answers and meaning supported with observations, applicable to every day life. This book is a powerful source of hope and inspiration to evolve personal growth with reason and volition, to impressive awareness and attainment.
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