Eckhart Tolle: Renouncing the Psychological Need for What Comes Next
The psychological need to find out “what happens next” is a powerful drive for the thinking mind. It’s why we burn through a mystery novel to learn how the story ends—but unfortunately, this drive can also lead to an unhealthy fixation on the future. Eckhart Tolle, the author of The Power of Now, suggests an idea that is both simple and radical: what if we were to renounce this need to find out what comes next and instead focus our awareness wholly on what is happening right now? In this audio clip, Eckhart explores this idea and suggests that we will discover that the present moment contains far more than we imagined.