The Power of Now (Unabridged)
by Eckhart Tolle
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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.
A Terrible Read
This book is a love it or hate experience. The central ideas in the book are good. It's too bad they are delivered with such arrogant, awful language in the style of new age spiritual nonsense.
This is a great book because it is very clear and concise and steers clear of religion or any other faith based self help. The audio book is a little odd in that you have to get used to listening to Tolle speak. He often stops, long pauses are common, and I don't agree that he is arrogant, he has an accent, that's it. If you are looking for Tony Robbins, don't buy this book, he's not the "raa raa all you need is a positive attitude" type, but I find his concepts far more complex and far reaching than some of the more simplistic books out there.
The most useful book I
This book is more than just interesting concepts as written words, although it is that as well. If you have the courage to really look at who you are, these teachings can be used as a tool to see your daily decisions and actions in a subjective way so that you may then ask yourself; 'Are these the decisions I really want to make and the actions I really want to take? Are there consequences to my actions and decisions? Are they good consequences or bad consequences?" and have a truer perspective of yourself on which to base the answer to these questions.
It's a very interesting book and it's a powerful 'Owner's Manual'and 'Training Guide' to lead a successful, happy, enlightened life.