The present moment holds the key to liberation. But you cannot find the present moment as long as you are in your mind. The predominance of mind is no more than a stage in the evolution of consciousness. We need to go on to the next stage now as a matter of urgency; otherwise we will be destroyed by the mind, which has grown into a monster. Thinking and consciousness are not synonymous. Thinking is only a small aspect of consciousness, but consciousness does not need thought. Enlightenment means rising above thought, not failing back to a level below thought, the level of an animal or a plant.
Extracted From: The Power Of Now.