Here and now
This is a great book to use as a refresher for the power of now or as a introduction. If this is your first Eckhart Tolle book then I think it is a great book to see if your ready for his teachings. You will either feel the desire to know more or you will not. If you want to jump in head first then read, the power of now first and use this as a refresher.
As any good book on self knowledge, this one has short passages of tremendous depth. Repetition is essential to capture these core concepts due to a important fact described by the book: rarely we can listen without any kind of internal noise or mental process. In my case I listen one chapter several times and always find "new" passages.
There are quite a few. One interest thing is to discover that you have not really listened to it and everytime you revisit a chapter there are parts that seem brand new.
It's about the media, the channel. Eckhart's voice and tone leads to a more concentrated listening. Some sentences are subtlely emphasized and the understanding varies with that.
We are always attracted to mental projections and live most of our time in toxic states. An educated mind opens way to the now.
I love learning thru books, about life, people and ways to be better. My best listen so far? The Power of Now, have a good listen!
I love Eckhart Tolle's books, but having read the Power of now and A New Earth I found some of this things wore pure repetition of earlier books, but still his words and the way he says them bring me a big sense of calmness and peace
Tolle's insights are crisply articulated in this book. It is full of valuable practices to suit many different situations, moods, etc.
Tolle is the clearest and most accessible person speaking about - and perhaps ever to speak about - the importance of presence, for individuals but also the world.
I wept a few times, as I was completely taken by the profundity of what he is sharing.
An awareness that a power greater than ourselves is bring up the sun in the morning and the moon at night. Showing this power who ever you believe in our daily lives. How to draw this power in our lives more often and live happier life.
Tolle iiuminates gently and clearly the sense that we all have of what Aristotle refers to as the Prime Mover and Tolle refers to as Being. I'm particularly taken by his concept of the thinker as an egoic function identified with the past and the present AND resistant to the NOW. Worth reading and studying again and again for the ways in which Tolle brings the spiritual life alive in everyday life. I've looked a long time for a teacher like Tolle.
I have been listening to this book for a year and learn something new each time. When I follow his advice I'm at peace. True peace. But I have to practice daily or I return to my chronic negative way of thinking.
If you've already read "The Power of Now" there may not be a need to read this one, but I'm glad I read both to fully grasp Tolle's ideas and plant them firmly in my mind.
I am a changed person thanks to this book, I now view pain and discomfort as a means for growth, I am much more mindful in my daily life and especially during disagreements which results in faster healing and a closer connection with my loved ones.