Now O’ Clock; Being Mindful, it Always is. This title hints at what the plot could be about. The book’s theme is mostly based on the significance and benefits of living in the present and of thinking about “energy management” as doable, and of “time management” as something that simply cannot be done. The author, William Garcia, believes we can no more manage the weather than we could manage Time. He nevertheless suggest that you think of the idea of “time management” as merely a mental tool.

With these in mind, the author lives by his original quote and encourages you to do the same. Here it is: Trust God, and as you do your best, believe in your Self, be patient, and trust your destiny – WG. Living by these words makes his life easier, simpler and more manageable.

He also encourages readers, or listeners for that matter, to learn about and start practicing mindfulness meditation. It will, in a positive way, change their perspective about Time, Life and living.

Now O’ Clock; Being Mindful, it Always is, takes you on the inspiring journey toward the enlightened mindfulness of “being” in the moment and staying there long enough to be awakened to the mindless and stressful pace the Beast has set, and how, in insidious ways, it controls our daily lives. We already know the Beast as a “what,” not a “who”. Who, is what it has conditioned us to “be”.

In the book, the author introduces you to the Beast.

We all know that maintaining a positive outlook is a must for a peaceful and happy life. However, its importance is not acknowledged as much as it could be. Life force management or Force-of-Life events management, is simply a life event that happens to us. There are positive life-force events and negative ones.   According to W. Garcia in his book “Now o Clock. Being MIndful, it Always is”, managing life-force events is essential for a happy and healthy life. 

In this comprehensive post, we will look at what exactly life-force management entails, and how we can adopt the mindset necessary to attain a peaceful and optimistic life. Stay tuned!

What is Life Force Management According To William Garcia?

Life force management or Force-of-Life event management, is a way to focus on the positive side of a negative life event; be it the loss of a loved one, job loss, or any other negative event that upsets your life in a way that takes your focus away from all the good in it. This can be done through meditation and mindfulness. Time, Presence, Positivity and Mindfulness are recurring themes throughout William Garcia’s book, Now O’ Clock. One of the best examples of life force management is when his wife, Marilyn, slipped out of her broken body and into the eternal awakening on the other side of Time, leaving him to raise their 11-year-old twin daughters, and how he managed what was a heart breaking, sad and painful time in his and his daughters life; How he managed his emotions while balancing what were little or no good options, and what was to come. 

Chapter 17, shows how being grateful made the difference in moving forward and being optimistic about the future. Being mindful of his own presence in the now and knowing that the event would forever be outside of the now; the only time there is to do what was necessary to raise his daughters in a mindful, happy, and healthy way. This book has the best examples of life force management making it a must-read for anyone looking to move beyond negative life events and live a better life.

Of course, being mindful about always being in the present, and focusing on your breath, was part of the life-force management that carried him and his daughters to a good, safe, happy, and healthy place. Also helpful, and along the way, there were a lot of mindfulness meditation practice sessions that were mostly about simply paying attention to his thoughts and emotions. Garcia shows how mindfulness can be helpful with managing negative life-force events. 

He is aware of his thoughts and emotions and, as best he could, do not let them control his actions. It was because of his ability to manage life-force events through Mindfulness, that Garcia was inspired to record a podcast episode titled, Say Yes to No, episode 4 of his podcast, Minding Your Mind. Tune in wherever you go to listen to podcasts. Of course, Garcia’s book is nevertheless an excellent resource for anyone looking to improve their lives through Mindfulness meditation.

How Book Now O Clock Illustrates Theme of
Life Force Management?

One of the main themes of William Garcia’s book “Now o Clock”, is life-force management. This indicates the significance of living in the present and wisely using our energy irrespective of time. Garcia argues that we can all learn to live more productively by managing our energy in a more focused way.

The book is divided into three sections: 

Foundation – In the first section, Garcia lays out the principles of life-force management and provides an overview of the history and philosophy of mindfulness. He then introduces the reader to some of mindfulness’s key concepts and practices, including meditation, breathing techniques, and body awareness.

Practices – In the second section, Garcia provides a more in-depth look at how to put these principles into practice in our daily lives. He offers guidance on developing a more mindful approach to work, relationships, leisure activities and life in general.

Applications – In the third section, Garcia applies the principles of life force management to specific situations such as managing stress, improving sleep, and dealing with difficult emotions. He also offers advice on creating a personal practice plan to help you stay focused and motivated.

As you read W. Garcia’s “Now o Clock,” you will learn the various levels of life force management and how it can be effectively used to improve your life. According to the author, before we manage our life force, we first need to understand its nature and how it works within us. 

By following his advice and understanding how the life force operates, we can learn to harness its power and use it to our advantage. Whether you are looking for ways to boost your energy level or seek guidance on overcoming obstacles in your life, Garcia’s book provides a wealth of information to help you succeed in life.

Here is a list of quotes from different chapters and stories of the book Now O’ Clock, illustrating the theme of life-force management;

Chapter 1:

“Ism is living in harmony with what it “is” and not what we wish “it” to be”.

– Garcia emphasizes the importance of living in the present moment as you are, and as everything is without judgment. This mindset can help us focus on the task at hand. He also mentions that when we focus on the present moment, we are less likely to dwell on the past or future.


“Time allows us the opportunity to experience a fresh sense of presence in the Now. It allows us to always be “new” even as we grow old”.

– The reality is that you cannot be “old” in a new moment when the moment is always new. Being mindful of this reality helps with appreciating and being grateful for, and in, the present. When we are fully engaged in the present moment, we experience life as it is and as it unfolds, rather than viewing it through a lens of the past or future expectations.

Chapter 10:

“Forget Time “management”. Instead, I believe we should shift our focus toward managing our diminishing and finite supply of energy, and use it according to which activities have priority; This we can do”.  

– Garcia emphasizes the importance of managing our energy and staying focused to achieve our goals. When we can focus our attention, we open possibilities previously hidden from us.

If you are looking for an engaging, informative guide to living mindfully in the present moment and how embracing life-force management can benefit us for a better life, then be sure to check out, Now O’ Clock. Being Mindful, it Always is, by William Garcia. 

Whether you are new to mindfulness or have been practicing for years, this book offers valuable insights and practical tips that you can put into practice right away.


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