Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language in a question and answer format. The words themselves are the signposts to guide you on your journey. There are new discoveries to be made along the way: you are not your mind, you can find your way out of psychological pain, authentic human power is found by surrendering to the Now. When you become fully present and accepting of what is, you open yourself to the transforming experience of The Power of Now.
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"One of the best books to come along in years. Every sentence rings with truth and power." (Deepak Chopra)
"A reminder to be truly present in our own lives and liberated from our past and future. It can transform your thinking." (O: The Oprah Magazine)
While I agree with most of the posted reviews that Tolle's message (while not new) is refreshing, unfortunately the slow delivery of this program makes it a challenging listen. I do not recommend you try to listen to this while either driving or lying in bed. Eckhard Tolle's soft speech, montone cadence and heavy accent will certainly lull you to sleep. I think an abridged version would have worked much better for this program. As the title suggests, this program should capture "The Power of Now" - rather than "The Lull of Monotony". For a similar message, I far preferred Dr. Wayne Dyer's energetic delivery in the "Power of Intention". As for Tolle, this program will certainly collect lots of "digital dust" in my Audible library...
I really enjoyed this book. What I particularly liked was the Question / Answer format the book takes. The author discusses a point and he then reads questions that have been posed to him from audiences in the past. I found it particularly rewarding because often times a question I had in my mind was later asked and answered by the author.
If you are a veteran of self help or spiritual seeker this book will ring true. If you new to this some of the discussions might be a little deep but I think it has a lot to offer.
I really enjoyed having the author narrate this. I'd love to hear this person speak.
As a Buddhist, I find an amazing parallel between the teachings of Tolle and the basic sanity of Buddhism. Thanks to Tolle, I now understand why the glimpses into reality that I have experienced have always faded and not lead to lasting peace - my mind incorporated them into my 'story'.
Thanks to this reminder, I feel like I am embarking on a spiritual journey that has been sidelined for a very long time by my identification with my mind and my story as it is expressed through past and future. Although much of the wisdom expressed in this book has been expressed before, at least one new concept, that of the 'Pain Body', is both new (to me) and very useful.
This book is very inspiring. After years of confusion and procrastination, Tolle's 'Power of Now' has compelled me to begin my spiritual practice 'now'.
Eckhart Tolle proves with this awesome work that the flowering of a new gnostic expression of reality is alive and present, here and now. As Jean Klein would say, "the perfume of the Source" exudes from every page of this book which has the power to transmit the underlying essence to the reader, beyond a simply intellectual understanding of the words. The Power of Now is the single most significant book I've ever read and has had a profound impact on daily life.
The Power of Now will always remain loaded on my PocketPC (along with whatever else strikes my fancy each month). I've listened to it over and over. And over. Tolle's voice and tone are therapy in themselves; his message has been absolute healing for me. After listening to this audiobook, I went out and bought the print version - that's a first!
As a practicing catholic, I believe Mr. Tolle in an inspiring and humble prose lays down the principles of a fulfilling and happy existence in this world. He does not wander in unmeaning theoretical discourse, instead he starts with common day experience and dwells into the wisdom of all major religions, including christianism but not limiting to it, to come up with pearls. Ecumenism at its best. I believe it will be appealing even for atheist, or people who are looking for meaning in their life.
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!
This book is rich and engaging for the reader who wants to live free of fear, anxiety and anger. Read by the author, it has a strong draw to continue to listen.
The content is great but the quality of audio is not. Tried type 3 and 4 files on different devices with the same result. Doesn't happen in all chapters but more frequently than one would want. Its annoying.
For all of us interested in practical tips how to reach inner peace, Eckhardt gives hands-on advice and explains his theory in simple words. The only "disadvantage" is Eckhardts voice, which can lead to immediate sleep when listening a few minutes to it...
"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!
Eckhart Tolle is an extremely inspiring man. I love this book and his other books also. His ideas are great and having implemented some of them already in daily life I feel a lot more positive than I have in the past. Releasing how far away we are from living life like we should in order to be happy and healthy is amazing. I'm not sure I could dive in like the author did and live happily homeless but I have definitely taken as much of his advice as I can. My only slight issue is that his voice is very calming and hypnotic to the point that I found myself getting a little sleepy while listening but that can also be reviewed as positive because he is very easy to listen to. I would definitely recommend this book.
This audiobook is very deep. I do not think I would have been able to read it as a book as I would have found it very heavy going and I would have missed out.
Someone commented on the author's "monotone" voice but I think his voice is quite soothing to listen to. Its a voice who belongs to someone who is at peace with the world.
This book is a little gem and will teach you how to create space for yourself in our busy world.
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This book was simply amazing. I used it almost everyday and it brought me to a new outlook on life. This book gently teaches you about what's really important and how to achieve peace in everything you do! I would recommend this book to anyone. Easy to understand and a potentially life changing book. :)
This is a really interesting and life changing book. Being in the Now is a new way of thinking. It is written clearly and is very easy to start implementing straight away.
This is a fine book of spiritual enlightenment, from the start the narrator/author creates the perfect atmosphear and reads his book very clearly and without a monotenous voice.
A fine piece of literature and excellent audio book that has my recommendation.
This is a powerful and inspiring question and answer session with a true spiritual teacher. I enjoyed every minute of this audio book and have listened to it several times. The message is awe inspiringly simple but trying to put it into practice will be a life's work.
This profound book did better than change my life, it changed the quality of my life by helping me change my relationship with now. I am very grateful to Eckhart Tolle
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superb- a fantastic enlightened way of looking at life
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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.
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