"Power of Now"
One of those books that I think you have to be ready to read (listen to); it sort of finds you rather than the other way around. I've read many other titles that describe living in the moment. The principle is essentially that underlying the ancient religions and particularly buddhism, although mostly lost in dogma. Nothing I've read explained the power of being fully present as clearly and in such simple yet fascinating way. I also agree that listening to the author adds another dimension to the book who without doubt provides understanding of the way to a life of peace of mind and fulfilment. If you're drawn to this title you won't regret downloading it.
It makes you stop, stop and think... I would advise to listen after listening 'The Journey Into Yourself' as a first by the same author. Both are great but to better grab the first listen the second first!
"A Very Worthy Listen"
This popularity of this title stirred my interest. A quick google search revealed a lot of people who found its contents to be life changing and I've since heard of some groups that meet regularly to discuss its content or "teachings". I was a little sceptical but curious none the less. Eckhart Tolle's voice is very mellow and soothing so it makes for easy listening. I like the way he has alternate voices posing questions on his teachings which he then responds to (though at one point in a somewhat frustrated/condescending manner - which I found rather hilarious given his calm demeanour) It gets a bit preachy in places with frequent references to god, and was a little bit far-fetched in other places. For the most part however I felt there was some very interesting ideas here that I could apply in some small way to my own life, such as letting go of past experiences through which you identify yourself with and focusing too much on a future that might never be. Although I loved his idea of relinquishing all time, even he admits himself that's its not very practical in today's world. Overall it made me feel grateful for the wonderfully imperfect circumstances which I find myself in right now - Cheers Eckhart!
"The Bible of All Self-Help Books"
If I could give something to every human being in this world it would be The Power of Now. Eckhart Tolle speaks with an authority that is so obviously from pure consciousness. I have many others in my collection, but this is the one I return to again and again. Without doubt, his words are divinely inspired.
What a load of Willies!
Tolle talks at length about his happy time sitting on a park bench, being at one with the world - but he pays no regard to the people who payed for and installed the park bench - nor the Park!
Rich people - give up your worldly goods and turn to peace
Poor people - be happy and turn to peace
Good information about relaxing which gets it 1 extra star
I doubt if Tolle believes in Stars or any of the effort that wen into gathering the scientific 'Truths' that he cherry picks to make his point
"life changing experience"
I first bought this book a few years ago., it's one of the best books ever written. it will change your life for the better. it's helped me through very difficult times in my life when I was in a lot of pain. I'm a different person now, peaceful, happy and safe. The audio version is much better.
"Brilliant and life enhancing"
Eckhart tolle's narration of his beautiful book is mesmerising. I've never managed to read the whole of the power of now, but listening to it is another story. It was a wonderful joy and the book made a lot more sense. Hopefully my inner consciousness will start to shine as I put his wisdom into practise. Please listen to this, it will change you for the better.
words to describe my experience seems almost irrelevant after listening to this. what I can say is the book has drastically changed my perception. I would urge anyone that is suffering from self inflicted pain to listen, whether you are looking for enlightenment or to understand your self.
Not for a beginner to a 'spiritual path' but such powerful teachings / explanations. I feel the book is too much for someone who isn't ready to listen but once you are these teachings are very clear and satisfying.
I recommend reading Marks Williams / Danny Penmans 'Finding peace in a frantic world' and practice their exercises for 6months to a year as well as reading Pema Chodrons books. Start here then Eckharts teachings will be more clear and understandable :-)
I unfortunately found his voice is very hard to understand and quite boring. Its a shame as there seemed to be some useful info contained in this book but I just couldn't bring myself to finish it !