"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
I would recommend this to anyone who struggles to make sense of Western life s.
This book has the power to uplift you in every possible way. It is true wisdom and true freedom.
"A true classic, very lucid,life evolving book."
A true classic, very lucid,life evolving book. Should be taught at school globally if we are to survive as a species.....
"Really REALLY GOOD"
I'm amazed by this audio book, of your going to listen to it though, DONT do other stuff. Stay in the Now. Put your full attention on listening.
"Best book I've ever read!!!"
Someone long ago recommended this to me as the best book they had read, I was sceptical & took no notice... I have now finished reading & can't wait to read again!! I found myself nodding as I was listening as if the book had been written for me, can't recommend highly enough & this is the first review on a book I've ever posted... I feel enlightened & ready for my future life