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The Power of Now | [Eckhart Tolle]

The Power of Now

To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.
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Publisher's Summary

To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace. They can be used to bring you into the Now, the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here you find your joy and are able to embrace your true self. It is here you discover that you are already complete and perfect.

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.

©2000 New World Library

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Adam Fort Myers, FL, USA 06-18-04
    Adam Fort Myers, FL, USA 06-18-04
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    "Interesting Content /Challenging Listen"

    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...

    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    C. W. Sandberg Salem, Virginia 04-06-03
    C. W. Sandberg Salem, Virginia 04-06-03 Member Since 2003
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    "A modern serving of Basic Sanity."

    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'.

    48 of 55 people found this review helpful
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    brownd6 Auburn AL 04-28-04
    brownd6 Auburn AL 04-28-04 Listener Since 2001
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    "powerful, yes"

    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!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jorge Barcelona, Spain 11-23-03
    Jorge Barcelona, Spain 11-23-03 Member Since 2011
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    "A refreshing vist to eternal truths"

    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.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy New Braunsfels, TX, USA 04-11-09
    Sandy New Braunsfels, TX, USA 04-11-09 Member Since 2009
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    "The Power of Now"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J. Gal 01-24-09
    J. Gal 01-24-09

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    "Audio Problems In this Book"

    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.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ulrich munich, NY, USA 09-09-04
    Ulrich munich, NY, USA 09-09-04
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    "Very helpful!"

    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...

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    T. Connelly 12-19-03
    T. Connelly 12-19-03 Member Since 2003
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    "The Simple Truth"

    Here is an example of a rare commodity in these busy media stuffed times - the simple truth about our human nature. It comes with no complex programme, guru to worship or god to pray to. Just the basic facts about what to do if you want to wake from the normal hypnosis of daily life and make a contribution to the development of both individual and global consciousness.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Diamond Bar, CA, USA 05-09-03
    Mark Diamond Bar, CA, USA 05-09-03
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    "Fantastic book"

    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.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon Honolulu, HI, USA 05-08-03
    Shannon Honolulu, HI, USA 05-08-03
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    "The Power of Transmission"

    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.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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  • Anthony
    Hornchurch, ESS, United Kingdom
    10/26/05
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    "Present Moment Awareness"

    This book opens the door and gives a glimpse of a world I had not experienced since childhood. That of living in the present moment. A beautiful but very indepth read.

    27 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • Scott
    KilmarnockUnited Kingdom
    5/5/06
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    "Buy it NOW!"

    The incredible power of this book stems from the simplicity of its teachings. Tolle presents a system so simple and undebiably true that it cannot help but work. I am not so sure I would have taken so much from the written book, so the audiobook is definitely the recommended format to absorb this timeless teaching. If you do only one thing to improve your life, then make that reading this book.

    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • James
    Neath, West Glamorgan, United Kingdom
    11/7/05
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    "Find TRUE & PERMANENT HAPPINESS - Amazing book"

    I would just like to take this opportunity to thank the author for producing this book, an amazing, truly life changing experience. I recommend listening to this title in small chunks to really take in the PEARLS of WISDOM. Free yourself from your mind, find your inner happiness.

    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • John
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    5/25/11
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    "I was sceptical"

    Initially not sure whether this would be any good and thought maybe other reviewers were desperately looking for something that the rest of us knew was a bit 1960's and zen like. Maybe they are - maybe not. I don't think I am but I did find this surprisingly inciteful and useful. Lots of really down to earth good advice and good philosophical (and dare I say it) spiritiual food for thought. But to reiterate: useful and pragmatic from the start. Have listened to some bits a few times as it seems to make me think of things slightly differently each time.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • bookwormbadger
    Gloucestershire
    11/12/10
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    "Incredible and life-changing"

    This book is unbelievable. Eckhart Tolle's words resonated so deeply with many of my own experiences and difficult times. He makes life seem so simple and straightforward somehow. This book is very empowering, uplifting and has real power to change lives... I plan to listen to it at least once a month to remind myself about all that is wonderful about life and the human condition. I just can't recommend it highly enough.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Noreen
    United Kingdom
    12/8/13
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    "I now live in the present"
    Would you listen to The Power of Now again? Why?

    This was recommended to me as a book I should read. I am glad I did.
    The book explains how we rush about in our daily lives, earning money and supposedly living. But how often do you sit and think about what you are doing 'now'.
    I have learned to enjoy living in the 'now'
    To listen to the sounds of nature and actually see nature growing.
    There is so much beauty around us.
    I would listen to the book again, if only to remind me, if I should forget, to live in the 'now'


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of Now?

    The most memorable part was actually realising that I can listen and be in the present and it is peaceful and calm.


    What about Eckhart Tolle’s performance did you like?

    Eckhart's voice is calming. He pauses several times to allow you to take in what he is saying.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I listened to this book in 2 days. When the author told me to enjoy the moment, to listen, feel and taste the now, I felt that my life is suddenly going to be richer in experiences.
    This has proved to be so in many experiences since.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jeremy
    PRESTEIGNE, United Kingdom
    4/14/13
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    "A profound spiritual book by an enlightened master"

    There is a very good reason why this book/audiobook has sold millions and it is not because of clever publishing. Eckhart Tolle is one of the great living spiritual masters alive today. I have read probably 2000 books on spiritual life and been a transpersonal psychotherapist for 30 years, alongside practising meditation and yoga for 50 years.This short book is at the top. As a wise friend said to me "He speaks FROM the truth...not ABOUT the truth. He knows. You do not have to go far on the internet to find endless confirmations of what I am saying. It can be read/listened to indefinitely and every time it is fresh, because it is a transmission of truth, not ideas and theories about truth. It is also a manual on the path to enlightenment through the practice of presence ie. being here now His instructions are crystal clear. and you won't need an interpreter to know what he is saying and how to do it. It is Eckhart Tolle himself who reads the book. Very important as the vibration of truth is in his voice as well as his words. Worth its weight in platinum.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • John
    BristolUnited Kingdom
    3/2/11
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    "Life Changing"

    This audiobook was great and I genuinely consider it to be life changing. Tolle's teachings made me realise the root of my anxieties and hence unhappiness.
    He gets quite spiritual at times, which doesn't particularly appeal to me, but the overall message is a wonderful one and has made me appreciate 'the now'.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dave
    Walsall, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    12/1/10
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    "Genius!"

    This makes you put everything into perspective, and I found it truly inspiring. I definitely will be getting some more of his stuff.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sharon
    Winshill, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    2/24/07
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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