This book takes concentration. I will listen to it again. well worth my time! Keep your mind and heart open and it will help you immensely!! carpe diem!!
I read this book during a hard part of my life and many of the teachings assisted in my growth. I read the book twice and listened to it a couple times. I pick something new I didn't read or listen to the times before.
I would recommend this book to anyone, especially those who are going through a rough situation.
I wanted to like this book and going in I had high hopes for a good, if not great, read... Hopes dashed as this book, in my opinion, deserves to be exposed as one of the more over-hyped books ever.
Early on in this HIGHLY REPETITIVE psychodrivel my own self talk kicked in over and over, making it almost impossible to do as the author suggests... "Don't think, just listen." Thanks to the glaringly ridiculous narrative of the author's own life, (2 yrs living on a park bench! Say what?), the aforementioned repetitive nature of the content and almost incoherent logic, I found it difficult... no impossible, to "not think, just listen."
Honestly, if you contemplate the title of this book (The Power of Now) and how the moment at any given time can hold power and why, that meditation alone will do more for you than wasting your time with this new-age mess ever could.
Parting jab: The book was recommended to me twice. First by a friend and again by a family member, both of whom I hold in high regard. I had to call each about half way into the book and confess, "I must be missing something." Both admitted that they ignored the vast majority of the clunky content and focused on the simple idea of living in and embracing the moment. Wow. Can you say hype confirmed?
(Did I mention it's highly repetitive? Yes, I did. And it bares repeating as the repetition makes for a particularly painful read or listen.)