The power of surrender, the power of acceptance and the power of now, how to get inner peace , and that exactly what I need in my life!
On my 30 minute commute, I must have listened to this five or six times in the last six months. some chapters got even more use. And my hardback hard copy is underlined and highlighted in three different colors. This book has advanced my spiritual and emotional growth like only a few others have. It should be a basic text for all recovering people and spiritual seekers everywhere.
This read, listen, proved invaluable during a time of transition in my life. Having done the "spiritual work" prior, the messaging in the power of now aligned & heightened my clarity on the being present, letting go of suffering & relationships. Easy listen, can put to sleep in a good way. Recommend to teens too. Another tool to the emotional tookit.
I have to read this at least every month to fully grasp the context of this knowledge.
thank you for this wisdom
If you are already familiar with the experience of Being, this book will make complete sense. If you are not familiar with the experience, this book is a wonderfully beautiful way of coming to understand what it would be like to live with Being. However, because Elkhart Tolle spontaneously experienced the shift to perception of Being, he makes the assumption that others will be able to do the same just by shifting awareness to the present moment, for example by putting one's attention on one's body or feelings or beauty in Nature. He also assumes that deeply moving experiences, either those we interpret as positive or those interpreted as negative can be used as a gateway to the experience of pure Being. This is, of course, true for some people, but by far not most people.
If you are interested in learning a simple, natural technique to allow the mind to experience the field of Being, find a certified teacher of Transcendental Meditation. He or she will be able to explain why the experience of Being may not come spontaneously, what the benefits of the technique of TM are, and the basic principles of how it works before you decide whether or not you want to learn it. From personal experience I can say that TM can be the difference between this book being an intellectual exercise or, over time becoming a living reality.