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Publisher's Summary

From the popular host of The Astral Hustle, an accessible guide to hacking your mind - and life - to feel more fully present and alive, even if you're not the "the meditating type". 

Through his popular podcast The Astral Hustle and online meditation course Release into Now, Cory Allen has helped thousands of people better cope with the stress of daily life through meditation, mindfulness, and mental clarity. With concise advice and profound simplicity, he manages to cut through the jargon and speak to people where they are, giving them the tools to live in "the wow of now." 

In this accessible and supportive guide, Allen walks listeners through the basics of mindfulness - not as something you should do, but as a tool to achieve greater peace of mind, dial down anxiety and stress, and truly feel like yourself. Informed by a lifelong personal journey, as well as insights gathered through podcast interviews with leaders in mindfulness, neuroscience, and philosophy, Now Is the Way is a simple user's manual for living the life you want, one present moment at a time.

©2019 Cory Allen (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“This honest, hilarious, kind, wise,  and extremely readable guide to presence, to NOW, is priceless and may well be the most important book you own. It has been a daily companion, guiding me back to reality, to what’s actually happening, reeling me back to my breath, reminding me to relax, and making me laugh along the way.” (Devendra Banhart, author of Weeping Gang Bliss Void Yab-Yum and Grammy nominated musician)
 

"An insightful debut...Anyone looking for a practical, no-frills introduction to meditation and its potential benefits will readily benefit from Allen’s affable and upbeat style, and his practical tips for getting comfortable on the mat." (Publishers Weekly, starred review) 

"Allen, the podcaster behind The Astral Hustle, offers practical advice on meditation, moving on from the past, being kinder, and more. He also provides several exercises readers will find useful for learning how to relax and live in the moment." (Success Magazine)

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Cory Allen loves us all

So glad I heard about Cory. His light wisdom stretches across whatever medium he chooses to send it through. This book is no different. Love the specific mindfulness practices he sprinkles in here. Presents his wisdom with wit and lightness that is humble and honest. I'm a musician, so I also love that he comes from that background as well. Great book, great dude!

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New to meditation

If you are new to meditation there are lot of books out there, of which o have read plenty. Though I am not new to meditation I think this is possible the best place to start. This book is a comprehensive view on meditation and the point of it all. I hope everyone enjoys this book as much as I did.

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Excellent entry point into mindfulness/meditation

This incredibly thoughtful and clearly expressed book proves to be a PERFECT entry point into mindfulness and meditation. Corey is able to clearly describe complex ideas in a very accessible way and serves us up so much actionable wisdom in a relatively short book. It was very informative and enjoyable and I would strongly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the world of mindfulness/meditation. I feel like this book has the potential to be absolutely life changing for seekers fresh on their path. Also, it is an absolute treat to have the author reading the book. Check out the sample to hear just howt incredibly calming and beautiful his voice is. Thank you so much Corey for putting this out into the world, I'm sure it will help many on their journey!

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Great Tools!

This audio book is very engaging and offers unique insights into meditation along with several meditations I will use as tools to expand my practice. Thank you Cory!

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Not bad

Truth be told, I wanted to like this book a lot more than I actually did. Cory's voice is soothing and easy to listen to. I appreciate some of the suggestion and ideas he shared. The book was just missing "something" for me.

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Expanding Into the Now with Cory Allen

Down to earth, practical prose that allows for an expansion into the now in any moment. I’ve been listening to Cory deep dive into all things consciousness for five years and his astral hustling has helped me in so many ways. Now Is the Way is a continuation of the light Cory shines in his podcast and would help anyone that listens with an open mind and heart to enrich their lives. Thank you, Cory 🙏🏻

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Cory Allen is walking the talk

Now is the Way is indeed the way to a more clear vision of self. Cory does an admirable job at making the topic of mindful presence accessable, heartfelt, and pragmatic - while also giving a fun insight to the more esoteric exercises for the mind. I enjoy his humble but DEEP presentation of thought, bringing together decades of life experience and his years of quality brain-picking of science and wellness experts on the cutting edge of the field through his podcast 'The Astral Hustle' to create a truly useful tool in calming the mind's chatter, overcoming unproductive thought patterns and finding a beauty from within, that just may, promise an appreciation for the beauty of Now.

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NOW is the time to be a Rascal

Wonderful heart-felt book! Cory has an uncanny ability to playfully navigate both the profound and profane. A true RASCAL! Cory's deep and broad perspective of mindfulness are a breath of fresh air in a highly contrived time of being "WOKE". His podcast, music/binaural beats & guided meditations are enjoyable as well!

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Amazing

Brilliant. A deep, helpful and insightful book. I cannot wait to listen to it again.

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Great listen

A great book on mindfulness and the present moment . Cory Allen is always a great listen! Check out the Astral Hustle podcast if you like this book

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Amazing and Insightful

I loved this book, and also Corey's own performance of it on the audiobook is top notch. love the book and if you want more of Cory his podcast is just as inightful and helpful as this book. would (and have) recommended this book to family and friends keep up the great work Cory!

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  • 02-14-20

Great book, well narrated, full of love

I have read/listened to many books on Mindfulness, Now Is The Way, is the one I enjoyed the most.

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  • 12-03-19

Simply Beautiful

Thank you Corey for this wonderful audiobook. It is clear, concise and deeply moving. This book will be one I am sure to revisit time and again. What a gift!