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.)
I loved this book. the consents for life and for living a life free of the ego is truly moving. The light within you will shine when you give yourself the oportunity.
There is so much here to take in, I will listen to this book over and over. At the same time, the author provides clear guidance on how to take the first steps toward enlightenment. I also appreciated how Mr. Tolle pulled in the philosophies of the major religions to show how they are consistent.
it complitly change my perspective on things! i started to expirience the serenity that comes with being able to live in the present.
I really enjoyed the way the story flowed in the question and answer format. I also found the explanation of conflicting duality within the perceived mind to be impeccable! I would have liked a little more direction in how to get to the now but alas no one book can give you all the answers. However this book has certainly brought me closer to finding that sense of inner being and peace. Thank you Eckhart