From Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now: “The decision to make the present moment into your friend is the end of the ego. The ego can never be in alignment with the present moment, which is to say, aligned with life, since its very nature compels it to ignore, resist, or devalue the Now.”
The irony is that the Ego can decide to make the present moment its friend because the Ego is the Chooser, the one who decides what to do for its benefit. So where does this “decision” come from if the Ego can’t decide? The Choice the choose the Now is choiceness. Now chooses you. Now is the real Life Chooser. Now is alive. Now is the Real. Now is Presence, awake and alive. The Ego as the usurper of the Now believe only it is the chooser, and its existence is maintained by choice between either /or. The Ego is a duality operating system.
Now is Non-dual. Now cannot be divided. Now cannot be perceived either. In order to perceive the Now you have to be outside of the Now as Ego. Ego then divides Now into choices of that which is pleasant or unpleasant. Seeing through this activates the Now to choose itself.