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)
Very good listen. Lots of good advice for everyone. I don't agree with everything but then I don't think you ever should. I'm too skeptical to believe everything Tolle has to say. But I could see much of what he says as a way to find peace in my own life.
Eckhart has a voice that is pure heaven to listen to. His message will bring peace to anyone, no matter what your circumstances. Since I have listened to numerous recordings of his work, I would recommend The Findhorn Retreat, Stillness Speaks, Living a Life of Inner Peace before this one. I found this one exceptional of course, but very heavy in concept. A new listener needs something much shorter so they can aquire the peace necessary before Now.
Few books change your life and thinking as much as this one will. This book was amazing. It presents concepts that have been hinted at by other authors, teachers and philosophers but are presented here in a unique way. The logic is sound. Because of the depth of the content it is best to listen, stop and absorb what is being said. Think about and feel what he is saying and your soul will understand the truth. Though much of what he says is not to think or judge, I'm guessing most of us need to pass through this stage before we can open up into unconditional acceptance of the "now". Begin the journey here.
I have already listened to it several times and am considering getting the written version - it is that good. This is a must-have for anyone who is seeking their own spiritual wholeness. If the tone of his voice or his manner of presentation bothers you that much, then perhaps you are not ready to hear and accept the substance.
I've meditated and read many books in 62 years and have never had so many positive changes from any as I have from "The Power of Now". If you're "ready", this book might be for you. I found it more effective as an audio book than when reading it. It also appealed more to me than Byron Katie.
As the spiritual elements of my life and existance have evoloved, I found this book to be probably one of the single most important tools in my journey. Erik's concepts while deep and sometimes hard to fully appricate, are non the less easy to grasp. As I listened to this book I found myself "finally understanding" some very important realizations that only Erik could fully put to words.
I didn't expect to like this book...it's too popular. But, to my delight, I found the book to be a very well done primer on universal spiritual ideas.
I'm very surprised to read about the reviewer who felt the chimes were irritating; I suspect he/she had a really lousey sound system, unfortunately. I listened to this book on an inexpensive CD player, and found the chimes to be a wonderful enhancement (not that this book needed chime-enhancement).
Chimes or no chimes, THE POWER OF NOW IS AN EXCEPTIONAL BOOK!! Listening to the author read it is even better and very highly recommended. I whole-heartily encourage all my fellow earth dwellers to listen and enjoy! NOW!!
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 have come to take for granted the advice to live in the moment. Eckhart Tolle, however, in "The Power of Now" has given me new enthusiasm for what such a perspective can bring to living. He accomplishes this ideal through the use of language in a wonderful way.
If you are open to approaching your life as an observer, this book is for you. The writing is wonderful and the reading is exceptional. Your mind will thank you and your spirit may just rejoice at the changes that take place.
"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
life changing . I practice this way of being as much as I can..changes one's life.
"Great book to help you discover who you are,"
A really good book. The keys to self liberation are available to us all through the enlightened reasoning here taken from Buddhism and Christianity. listen to this a grow to accept where you are and who you are.
"wow... powerful book."
I was referred to this book by trusted a mentors. Bang on Justin Woolf, Thankyou.. such a powerful book.
I will be honest and say I found it hard going in the middle... but that is probaby as much due to my inner resistance as anything else.
Am I a better person bevause I have been thro this book?
Perhaps I will be ... I am certainly becoming far more aware and certainly I am becoming far more present in my life...
very enlightening. slightly different approach than 'create a better life', a lot more focus on consciousness and being present. very much enjoyed the Q&A theme with some very sought after questions answered.
This book is so so beautifully written and so incredibly life changing I have no words... I believe that Eckharts life principle of the now should be taught to children and everyone needs to read/listen to this!
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