This is the most important book I have ever read. I come from a Judeo-Christian background, and am new to "enlightenment" and such ideas. However, from a purely psychological standpoint, this book is brilliant. The integration of what are unarguable truths about man's psychology with spirituality is lucid, but optional. Read this book. It will change your life, immediately, for the better. It will clarify many issues in your life, including relationships, as well as troublesome events in your past. If the world would read this book, there would be hope for the future of man. Hearing the audio in the voice of Eckhart Tolle adds to the book. It is a great, life changing book. Read it.
Short and Simple, Clear and Packed With Content worth listening to
Best book for me ever
I'll do my best to spread the word about the power of NOW!
About the best I can say is that this was a good book to fall asleep with...Eckhart Tolle's voice is perfect for lulling one into sleep.
I don't regret listening, but would not bother listening to anything else by the same author. To paraphrase Dorothy Parker, "There is just not enough there...there." This is not enough of a new take on life (either generally or -- as the title suggests -- living in the moment) to offer illumination or guidance.
This book changed how I see the world and all the things, that seemed so "normal" to achieve (bigger, better..) Don't read (listen) if you object Tolle's voice or if you looking for new stuff to add to your "mind". You'll be happier with a "How to...in 7 days" book. Tolle can give you a new way to just "be" but it will not be something your mind could achieve, because it won't let you just be. I found this book to be the most important in my life so far. As long as you judge authors by how they live though (be it on a park bench or in a big home) you're definetly not ready for it.
Since I began a yoga practice almost a years ago, I have been looking for ways to extend the physical benefits to my mental practice. While I found the Autobiography of a Yogi very good, and also some of Deepak Chopra's writings, this book really crystallized what I have been intuitively moving toward with my mental and physical practice. It is so compelling I have now listened to it two times and am beginning the third. I cannot recommend it too highly. . .if you are ready. . . I don't think I would have been a year ago and without the foundation of the yoga practice.
Im not a religious person but had to use this heading because I read this every day, just like some people do with the Bible. it is fantastic how, when I just open it at any page for the day it has something relavent for me pertaining to the day. Just one paragraph or sentence can speak volumes to me. it is not a book that you read from cover to cover and certainly not in one sitting.
...and now I've totally confused you (and myself) because I am supposed to be reviewing the audible version I suppose. Yes I have both and yes my review applies equally to both versions only a snippet at one sitting!
This is, without doubt, one of the best books I have ever read (including, as I do, both print and audio books in that group). Tolle's philosophy (if that's the right term - spirituality may be more appropriate) is straightforward but at the same time hard to implement without great concentration. Because of this, I recommend that you listen to this at home rather than on the road because if you don't pay close attention it's easy to lose the thread. I usually delete audio books from my MP3 player once I've read them, but not this one. I turn it on whenever I feel I need some existential orientation. Highly recommended.
i have studied eastern philosophy and have been meditating for over 15 years...very few books get to the essence of meditation and philosophy..it is so simple...yet impossible for our minds to grasp.being in the now is all there is and will ever be but it is not a concept..it is a state of being that is unreliant on understanding.his words are beautiful but far more blissful is the stillness he encourages you to seek inside you where it has always been and always will be and this bliss is there right now for you to seize