Catch yourself complaining?


This is a short exercise from “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. 

In his book, he is helping us to enjoy life by being able to spend more time in the Now.

We usually spend most of our time planning the future or remembering the past.  So the life we could be living slips right by us, unnoticed.

See if you can catch yourself complaining, in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in.  Or, complaining about what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather.
To complain is always nonacceptance of what is.

We can only live life fully, if we first accept what is.

Accept what is happening.  Then we can decide how we will respond to what is happening.

Complaining is easy as it is only a thought or verbal expression.  But to truly live, we need to act responsibly, in a powerful way.  We need to act! not just think and talk.

If you’d like to check out the book, you will probably find it in your local library or bookstore.  Or you can
find it in Amazon at this link:

powerofnowThe Power of Now

I’ve personally found that I feel the most power when I am fully in the moment AND know that I am moving to what I am trying to reach.  Just being in the moment is part. The other part is know what we are moving towards and knowing that you are getting closer to your goal.

Athletes sometimes talk about their “peak experience” or being “on top” of their game.  When they feel they can do no wrong, they have the power and they are using it to accomplish what they have set their mind to.  They even feel as if “time is slowed down or stopped”.

Do you have any experience when you were fully in the moment?


About the Author Kirk Cuthbert

I coach people through social-technological solutions with yoga wisdom to enjoy a wonderful life with their family and career. I spent 24 years in SE Asia, where I learned that powerful family relations help people to survive and thrive there, enjoying life. Also concerned about Rural economic-social Development empowering healthy families.