Here is an example of a rare commodity in these busy media stuffed times - the simple truth about our human nature. It comes with no complex programme, guru to worship or god to pray to. Just the basic facts about what to do if you want to wake from the normal hypnosis of daily life and make a contribution to the development of both individual and global consciousness.
To it's defense I must say I didn't finish it - but that said I can say I don't quit many books. The author (who also reads parts) is a previously depressed guy who one day hux-flux found enlightenment and then found his call to teach it. That's all good - but this guy is almost totally void of humility and is not teaching as much as tutoring. Early on he flips the secret of God, we have misused the phrase but he knows what it really is! On top of that he speaks with a voice someone would use if he wanted to portray a stereotypical Asian wise man on Saturday Night Live. Keep browsing past this one, there are a lot of better books on similar enough subjects. I want my credit back!
I had time, credits, and the motivation to pursue this phenomenally successful book. Unfortunately, the result was that I was simply bored. Bored by the author as the reader, and bored by the trite pseudo psycho/philosophical/metaphysical tripe that was offered. I felt as if it were 2 a.m. and I was suffering through a real estate based get-rich-quick infomercial. I was asked to launch into an ill-conceived new worldview on the basis of faith in the author. But nothing about him engendered faith in his "I had a miracle so I hold the answers to the eternal questions that no one else alive has ever been able to figure out" routine. The author struck me as a sort of Brigham Young without tablets. I felt rather sad actually, I had hoped that there was more to benefit from such a successful literary endeavour. Oh well, I'll keep looking.
This seems almost like I listened in "random" mode. It does not flow. The ideas sometimes are clear, but they present little progression. Disappointing after listening and reading _A New Earth__. Sandy
I love to have this audio-book on my iPod. Whenever I realize I'm getting impatient or irritated I just put my headphones on and re-connect to the ease and joy of living in less than a minute. His voice has such amazing mind/ego calming effect. Brilliant!
The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle approaches the Sculpture of Enlightenment from a different side to most Spiritual Teachings and the approach introduces a simplicity which clears the path to Truth. The simplicity is not going to appeal to all because it does not entertain you mentally, in fact the approach works because it does just that - it stops you from THINKING and places you in BEING and from that platform comes your best chance at realising the Truth about Everything. The Audible book - narrated by Eckhart - has a meditative quality about it due to Eckhart's serenity, this alone will help illustrate what Eckhart is trying to communicate through the words. Highly recommended if you're serious about your search for Truth.
Rather than being overly scholarly or "heady," The Power of Now is an audio book that is easy to understand and easy to listen to. I learned so much from this book as well as Tolle's Practicing the Power of Now. I highly recommend the audio versions of these books, as they are well done and make the material even simpler to understand.
Practicing the Power of Now is a more step-by-step guide toward living in the present moment.
I find Tolle's voice to be calming and easy to listen to. HIs belief in what he is saying (although he might quibble with the word "belief") comes through every moment of the performance.
I was particularly moved by the introduction, where he describes his history of depression and what happened to him when he hit his lowest point -- a spiritual transformation, enlightenment, which changed his life forever.
I was a skeptic before I listened to this book (and also Tolle's Practicing the Power of Now). I thought perhaps it would conflict with my Christian beliefs, or that it would be filled with ultra-spiritual concepts that would be over my head. I'm a skeptic no more. Tolle's teachings are easy to understand and grasp, and he does everything he can to help you practice being present every day. As he says, you only have 3 choices when presented with anything in life: You can leave the situation, you can change the situation, or you can accept the situation. That lesson alone, if practiced from a conscious choice and in the way Tolle teaches, is life changing. After just one "listen," I have already felt my stress level decreasing markedly, and my energy level for things that are important to me has risen dramatically. No matter what your religious or spiritual beliefs, if you can open yourself up to Tolle's teachings, you will find, as I have, a wealth of peace and tranquillity that you can begin to infuse into your life -- right now.
Say something about yourself!
Yes, but only if I felt they were ready to hear this type of knowledge.
I had several memorable moments that are specific to my life events, but they may not have meaning for some one else.
He has a wonderful soft soothing deep voice that was relaxing and easy to listen to.
Goodness no! This book book has complex and deep thought provoking information that needs to be heard and digested in bits & pieces (at least for me anyway), plus it's 7 hours long, who has that kind of time?
Forget about the content of this Audio Book, you wont be able to get passed the terrible naration. It is like a mix between an Indian Guru and a Drunk person trying to imitate Gold Memger from Austin Powers. With a intolerable bell chime between each chapter this is one book that I found to lame to get through.