Our company name is taken from Eckhart Tolle’s landmark 1999 book The Power of Now. It reads:
To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness.
He goes on to write This state is then no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good or bad. This is consistent with some of the underpinnings of mindfulness-based approaches such as non-judging, acceptance, trust, and letting go.
This way of living does not mean being a doormat: ‘Well I’m not resisting anything so I’ll just let this person walk all over me…’; it goes to the very heart of mindfulness– discerning the conditions of this moment, and allowing them to be just as they are. When we practice we hold in awareness both what is present from moment to moment as well as any inclination to want things to be different.
Why decline resisting what is here right now? Because it already is. Dropping into awareness of rather than reacting to what is happening opens us up to creativity and insight, then gives us the stable foundation from which to take action should we decide to act.