"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
"Sorted my brain box out."
Don't always just listen from the beginning. Later chapters may be more relevant to you.
"Starts out interesting, but.."
It starts out interesting but then delves into spiritualism and religion, loosing its footing :-(
"An important book on spirituality"
Distills down an aspect of Buddhist thought - present moment awareness and acceptance. Practical instructions on how to achieve it in most of life's situations. Recommended.
"Very thought provoking!"
Very deep need to go over it several times and still come back to it. Great concept of focusing on the moment as that is all that matters.
"Only when your ready"
I don't think everyone will like this book but everyone should read this book. This is one of those reads that will change your life when you are ready to come out of the dark of the illusion of the ego.