Years ago I was going to all kinds of retreats trying to find myself. I was also doing work where I was looking for the same thing. Then one day when someone invited me to another retreat I said ‘no’ because a little voice inside me said I didn't get what I was looking for from the others what will make this one different. I didn't understand then, but I do know. Here Eckhart Tolle gives us this answer and that is if the same thing isn't working try something new and I did! I also got the results I was looking for!
I’ve read a hundred books on the subject of self improvements and this is the first one that talks of woman and why we as men look down on them when we should be looking up to them or realizing the truth concerning women.
I recommend this book as I've found practicing the simplest suggestion contained here has helped improve my life.
It's a new vision of life and understanding our porpoise in life
I like to listen to his calm and war voice
insightful, intuitive, and mystic.
The Idea of staying in the now is new and challenging to me. He made a lot of good points of the benefits of doing so.
He has a calming voice, which is bad if you are drowsy, but I generally like it when authors read their own books.
I was most moved when Tolle spoke of the parallels between what Jesus taught and being in the now. As a Christian, many people might find this material too "outside of their box" but as a long time student of Christian Theology, I find nothing outside various forms of Christian tradition(specifically Christian mysticism). This is from a universalist perspective so this would most likely rub most evangelicals and fundamentalist the wrong way, but as a progressive/ post-evangelical I found it challenging and devotional.
I would recommend this book to anyone with an open mind who want's to explore uniting with God.
Simple, clear, and precise. Eckhart brings his inner experience to the listener of this book. Simple truths than can free you of the mind's noise.
This book helped me through a pretty nasty time in my life.
For 20 years, I lived with a co-dependent husband who had become physically and verbally abusive, I tried everything I could think of to change the situation. I was pretty much at my wits end.
At the advice of my therapist, I began listening to The Power of Now.
I began recognizing my own internal, unhappy dialog and then began to replace those thoughts with positive uplifting thoughts. Since then, my life has changed completely.
I was able to take Eckhart's advice on Surrendering, Changing the Situation or Moving On. I felt like I had tried changing the situation through couples therapy and individual therapy. Surrendering to abuse was not an option I was willing to consider.
Ultimately, I decided to move on. I can honestly say I have never been happier in my life and find myself being present much more often. In return for my internal changes, I have been rewarded with kindness and love in return and have recently entered into a new, healthy relationship.
The fact that the author reads the audiobook.
Probably is similar and different from Deepak Chopra's "way of the wizard"
There were no characters.
Now is when.
Highly recommendable if looking for inner peace and facing the problems with a different perspective.
Because of Eckhart Tolle's understanding of the spiritual principles that he is communicating, I was able to relax and listen realizing that he is a master communicator and is able through his words to cut to the core of the matters being discussed. allowing me to get out of my head, mind, ego and listen from a deeper place and space creating a stillness and peace that confirmed what I already knew but could not consciously access.
I read a book called Be Here Now years ago and I'm sure there were some of the same principles being discussed, but because I am now more able to grasp the essence of these areas of meditation and apply them with greater ease, this book has had a greater effect on me. It is life confirming and life changing at the same time.
In this book we are the characters, the human race is the protagonist and antagonist of this teaching.
Yes, it made me cry on several occasions as I felt the release of the minds power over me while depleting me of all joy and keeping me in a state of perpetual suffering. The truth has made me free and given me the understanding as to how to remain free.
Yes, I'm looking forward to continuing this study of the NOW/PRESENCE by reading several of his other teachings and by continuing the practice of this necessary discipline.
and the Author reading could put you to sleep immediately... And the worst part is that sleep would be much better than listening to this!
Some people are very good listeners....
Loved the concept of "watching the thinker" because there are times when it's really difficult to quiet the mind.
The question/answer or interview style reading was lackluster and dull. Tolle should have given the job to someone else. I had the volume cranked up and his voice was barely audible. He speaks in a gentle monotone whisper.
Yikes! I grimace at the thought...
Tag line: How big is your snooze button?
Loved the concept of becoming one with your inner being. Very peaceful practice but the delivery was excruciating.
Yes and I plan to listen to it immediately after I finish.
A new Earth
His voice is calm and relaxing and allows you to reall receive the words easy. His words are without emotion and judgement which is so needed. In the world we live in, most of us hear how words are expressed and derive our understanding from half of the words and half of the emotion behind it. At least it's that way for me.
No, because it's 7 hours long, I listen to it moment to moment when time permits, however I find myself stopping myself from being anxious to get back to it.
This like many of Eckhart's books are amazing because they are not trying to convince, teach, or validate. He is sharing intelligence that comes from a place that cannot be explained with words but somehow within you know it is real and It has brought me closer than I ever have been before to healing. In the brief time (a few weeks) of reading and listening to his truths, life has changed significantly for me and yet I have not made any major changes outward. However the inward changes have begun to make the outward like heaven.