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.
I have never read the printed version, but I would definitely say so even if I had read the book. The audio version feels like your are in the middle of a buddhist teaching session. Sitting around with your peers and asking your spiritual teacher questions together. Most of the questions I had are asked in the book.
Tolle walks you through the processes of expanding your mind to think outside of itself. Although some me say this as some type of new religion, I believe it is more of a teaching on a thought process that can be utilized to help better ones self. You don't have to believe everything you hear. A person may feel as if they are trying to be converted but I never felt that way. I just wanted to learn how this particular person achieved peace in there life, and then see if I can utilize any of those practices to help further my own.
When I listened to this book, I sat with my two friends. We lit up a hookah. Sat on the back porch on a warm summers evening and listened to it together. The entire experiences was very calming and I would suggest that when reading this book you find and equally calming situation for yourself, in order to focus on what is being said.
I found it hard to get in to this for two reasons. The first was Ekhart Tolle's voice, which is unfortunate. There were times I didn't think I could finish it. But I learned that that was because I wasn't ready to hear it yet. When the time came that I was, my mind was blown. It became one of the most important things I've ever hear, and I will endeavour to listen to it or read it again.
Although I was expecting half of the book to be filled with guided meditations, I still benefited from hearing a repetition of "The Power of Now", but much shorter.
I like the book. The voice is nice and the pace is optimal for me. It is not easy to catch all the things for the first time, but I enjoy listening again and again. When I listen to it I feel calm.