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)
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.
I had time, credits, and the motivation to pursue this phenomenally successful book. Unfortunately, the result was that I was simply bored. Bored by the author as the reader, and bored by the trite pseudo psycho/philosophical/metaphysical tripe that was offered. I felt as if it were 2 a.m. and I was suffering through a real estate based get-rich-quick infomercial. I was asked to launch into an ill-conceived new worldview on the basis of faith in the author. But nothing about him engendered faith in his "I had a miracle so I hold the answers to the eternal questions that no one else alive has ever been able to figure out" routine. The author struck me as a sort of Brigham Young without tablets. I felt rather sad actually, I had hoped that there was more to benefit from such a successful literary endeavour. Oh well, I'll keep looking.
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.
This is a FANTASTIC book. It is great for all spiritual and non spiritual people. I learned how to free my mind from noise. I now understand much more about the meaning of the sayings of Jesus than I ever have before. Many of the parables make sense now. Find fulfillment and understanding by listening to this with a quiet mind. Listen to at least the first chapter, you will either get it or you won't. Love it or hate it, freedom or slavery. It's kind of like The Matrix...
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.
Eckhart Tolle provides well thought out question/answer format for his perspective of "now" and presence of being. He provides answers with teachings from Buddha, Old Testatment, and many other followings. It is easy to follow the idea structure, and you will be filled with a new worth or be looking for it after.
I have suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder for 26 years and have in the last ten years had an alcohol problem. I am not cured. However listening to this book and recently reading this book i have found alot that helps me now.
I only hope that this book and teaching will help people as much as it is now helping me.
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 seems almost like I listened in "random" mode. It does not flow. The ideas sometimes are clear, but they present little progression. Disappointing after listening and reading _A New Earth__. Sandy
"Eckhart Tolle is right!"
I have tried to take on board the teachings and tried to prevent my mind from leaving the now. Its going to take a lot of practice. Read the book and you'll understand what I mean.
Fantastic audiobook that I will keep coming back to.
It was easy to follow and wonderful before bed.
"Spent 12.99 and cant even get the book to download"
I am not very happy with this as I have just spent 12.99 to download a book and it is not happening. I have read the book and really wanted to have the audio copy but this is not user friendly or easy to use at all.
The Power of Now is a very good book but the download is problematic.
The power of now is fantistic the download is the problem
"Life changing and though provoking"
The guidance provided in this book really made me question and change my thought process. I did learn to meditate many years ago with the Transcendental technique and more recently I have been listening to the Wyne Dyer "Change your thoughts change your life" audio book and this book just continued the learning process. I would certainly recommend this book. It was a revelation to me and I have listened to it a number of times, each time understanding more fully what can be achieved by being in the present moment and not living in the past, not dwelling on with thoughts of things done and things to come but just living, being in the present moment. The past is done and the future will take care of it's self. The mind is not the place to be but in your heart, in your inner body and at peace.
"True Insight for your Spiritual Journey"
I have read and listened to this book several times and never tire of it. Here was first time I came across the message of living in the present moment and its spiritual significance - its now everywhere! Tolle is an incredibly inspiring spiritual teacher and his next book A New Earth is equally divine .
"Good listen, but less impressive than New Earth"
I am a huge fan of the New earth... Thus bought this audio book as it is by the same author.This is a decent listen, but not as engrossing as the New Earth. I did not like the narrative which was in a question - answer mode making it sound dull and monotonous. If you want to listen to Eckhart, I recommend The New Earth.
I have been on this journey for many years and I have been brought up as a Buddhist. But this book really made a big shift in my consciousness. I feel so grateful for this teaching.
"In the moment"
This book has been a godsend to me. So accurate and and so simple, being able to listen rather that read adds so much weight to just "being" able to listen!
My life daily becomes more full and beautiful as i am more in the present where time seems endless... almost pointless.
An Enriching Experiencing. Thank you.
"Not his best but still good"
Just want to get one thing clear - I love all of this guys audio books and this book is still great. I understand that this was his first book and a question and answer format was used, I feel that the later versions with him just talking are much better.
Yes, there's some profound things being said here but I have to say I find Eckhart's delivery achingly dull and monotone. From the reviews I expected good things but have to say I'm disappointed and can't get past the slightly irritating narration... clouding my 'now'.
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