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.
This book must be listened to at least 4 times.
I found this book life changing.
I came across this book in a moment that I already suspected most of us were not awake. This timeless knowledge confirms that the only way to be successful - and most importantly know who you are- is by practicing stillness, meditation, being entirely with yourself; not letting the mind control you.
Eckhart's voice is particular, but after a few minutes you should get used to it. His slow and deep tone will actually help you to connect with this sacred space - the now.