The Power of Now

One of my favourite books of all times, Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now is about accepting the present moment as it is, for what it gives, finding the beauty in everything that is presented to us, positive and negative, as it is all an opportunity of personal growth and learning. According to Tolle, every minute of our lives spent rehashing the suffering of the past or worrying about the future, is time lost, as the only reality we should always be in, is the present moment, the now.

I illustrated this abstract concept with a horizontal hourglass, symbolising the decision to stop stressing over the past and the future, allowing ourselves to focus on the present with a still mind. In this calm state, it is possible to discover the potential of the now, metaphorically represented with a garden of colourful flowers growing from the still sand of the hourglass.
The illustration is painted in monotone pencil and recoloured digitally.
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