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)
This inspiration has caused many manifestations to break forth in my life. I am an avid bible reader but this book/audio puts the scriptures in another form, which makes understanding more fruitful. I ABSOLUTELY love this inspiration and I recommend this reading to all who are open and receptive to change. Peace and blessings.
Dr. Lee Angelia Moses
If I listened to this 50 times I would still be learning new things. I can see why Oprah called him a prophet in her interview. You should take notes if you want to get more out of this. An amazing man and an amazing book. I never heard of either before this was gifted to me. I am glad I have been exposed to enlightenment.
Absolutely. I've already read it again and found I've learned something new!
Chapter 10. Surrender.
Overall for a person not versed in presence and the now, this was excellent introduction overall. The blending of various religious and meditation all beliefs helped to break down self erected barriers to listening.
The first 5 chapters were either too numerous or too long for the content provided. Towards chapters 4 and 5 I began to believe the material introduced was a repeat of that already covered and was there only to help with having the book published.
Chapters 6-8 are the ones where I felt most deeply engaged.
The audio edition is much better 1) because it's narrated by the author and his publishing partners, and 2) it feels like he's right there teaching you, emphasizing key points and concepts through his voice.
It's well organized and logical. The only chapter I didn't buy fully into was Chapter 7.
His voice and emphasis on key points and concepts is smooth, clear, and well paced.
The Silent Watcher
A must for anyone seeking presence and consciousness.
I love everything about this book. Eckhart Tolle narrating this is the thing I loved the most though. His voice is soothing and calming. He speaks in a language I understood and I have listened to this book over and over again.
How calm I felt inside. His teachings of ego was eye-opening. By listening to the questions, and Tolle's in depth explanations and answers I have learned much about being my essence and not my mind.
His melodious fluidity of speech. I also understood much clearer from listening to this book. I have a hard copy as well, but never got it the way I did through Audible.
Save the world while saving yourself. Live in the harmonious state you desire.
Thank you Audible!
I enjoyed the audible version so I could hear the questions posed just as you or I would ask them. For me it helps to hear this message, rather than read the message. Just as we have all heard negative messages throughout our lives, this allows you to repeatedly play an important and positive message as much as you need to hear it.
"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.
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'.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"I now live in the present"
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'
The most memorable part was actually realising that I can listen and be in the present and it is peaceful and calm.
Eckhart's voice is calming. He pauses several times to allow you to take in what he is saying.
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.
"Couldn't finish it"
This book because it is so badly read I couldn't finish it. I know its meant to be amazing, but I just didn't take in any of the information because of the narrator.
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.
Perhaps I was under a misapprehension when I bought this book - I was expecting something about meditation and the philosophy of living in the present.
Sadly, it turned out to be pseudo-religious with an author that claims lots of answers but can substantiate none of it. He answers with generalisations (the best one was where a voice says something like "Are any of your claims proven?" and Tolle replies with "Do it, and you yourself will be the evidence)", and when he started banging on about "energy fields", "life energy", "energy polarity", and how women feel pain because of the rape and subjugation of previous generations, I was just laughing at the stupidity.
Now, the one useful point here is the idea of living in the present and not dwelling too much on the future or the past. I really hoped this would elaborate on that area, but to be honest it didn't really move on after the first few chapters.
The performance is ok - Tolle has a calm, steady tone although they have put a bit of an echo on the sound, so it sounds like he's trying to hypnotise you. There is an annoying cymbal that is meant to break the chapters but just sounds a bit silly to me.
So in conclusion, I bought this based on the other rave reviews. I guess others must have a very different view on the subject. Maybe if you want to believe this stuff and don't require real evidence or substance and are happy to trust people on the basis that they claim to know, then you might get on fine with this. Personally I am disappointed - there may be some useful stuff here but it gets drowned out by the unsubstantiated claims.
Utter nonsense, give it a miss and use your credits on something else that's not total tosh.
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