At the beginning, it was difficult to concentrate on this audiobook. But once I grasped the basic concept of being present, I began to really enjoy the meditative experience of Tolle's narration and use some simple techniques in my daily life. A worthy listen for any student of life.
I put this book in the top three of the most important books of my life journey.
The authors almost mystical delivery can put some people off. However after years of studying zen meditation, this book helped to connect many dots.
I highly recommend it.
The worst, he sounds like a nasally monotone uninteresting narrator. It is truly unbearable, I can barely focus on the storyline because of it.
Dont buy the audio book just buy the real book.
I read A New Earth first but heard so many positive reviews about The Pwer of Now that I wanted to give it a shot. There was some overlap between the two, but on the whole the message in each was distinct and they complemented one another pretty well.
Time to go back and re-read the power of now.
Speculative fiction is my genre. Narrative voice (the voice the author wrote the tale in) is very important to me. I love good dialogue.
Everything I need is already within me, and it's so incredibly easy to access that it's mind-boggling how it could be there all these years and I was almost totally unaware of it.
His voice is soothing. I actually used the chapters as guided meditations, enhancing their intent. However, the production of the audiobook is a touch under par. Some of his syllables jag on the ear in certain places due to the recording process. Being present however allows me to simply go with those errors without getting hung up on them.
Observe plants and animals. All living things except humans are living in the present moment, so when I find myself out of the present, the entire natural would shows me how to be present once more.
Glad I spent the credit. I started to roll my eyes at the new age hippy bull**** this book seemed to be peddling at first, but stuck with it and am glad I did. I rediscovered a truth that I had known as a child but lost as an adult, and as I begin the practice of returning to the moment I look forward to staying in it for longer periods of time. I have held on to the devastating pain of child abuse for thirty years, for no other reason than I used the past and future to protect myself from the present. No more.