The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart TolleThe Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

byEckhart Tolle

Paperback | September 10, 2004

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A contemporary spiritual master shows how living in the present leads to a happier, healthier, more fulfilling lifeMuch more than simple principles and platitudes, The Power of Now takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light. In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey isthrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death." Only after regaining awareness of Being, liberated from Mind and intensely in the Now, is there Enlightenment. "
World-renowned spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle conveys simple wisdom that transcends any particular religion, doctrine, or guru. His #1 NYT bestselling book is a modern classic in the field of personal growth and spirituality; Oprah Winfrey credits The Power of Now with helping her to get through September 11, 2001" and she featured it...
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Title:The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual EnlightenmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.51 × 5.49 × 0.63 inPublished:September 10, 2004Publisher:New World LibraryLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from super healing he must lived so many lives in the past that every word is so attractive and inspiring.And when i practice it is like magic. every time i got headache i used the technique of staying present watching the pain, the pain just dissapear, it is a must read in the world like now chaos, greed, wars all over place.reading the book is like spiritual massage.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great concept A great addition to any self-improvement collection. It addresses the concept of now and its importance. A well-detailed and simple read that has a rippling impact on your life.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this!! Truly life changing! A must-have for your self help library.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book changed my life If I had to pick one book that made a significant change in my life, it would be this one. My only regret is not reading it sooner. It really resonated me me, and is an example of immediately recognizing the truth of life when seeing it in print. Every human being can benefit from this book.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An absolute MUST READ Everyone should read this book.....EVERYONE!!! As a yoga instructor, I found this book profoundly important. A constant reminder to stay present....to be in the moment. to be HERE...now. Honestly, please read this book, & share it with those you love...and even those you don't, They need to read it too!
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read I had to really maintain focus while reading this book - it had a lot of wisdom and a lot more great reminders.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational read This was an excellent read, pairing well with mindfulness exercises. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "The" book to get If I could only keep or recommend one book... it would be "it" I think it says it all... for all who really wants to be aware and conscious... so happy and fullfilled with Love
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Book ever This had been the first book that I own regarding self-help. IT is the best book I have ever bought. I t had brought me awareness to some negative thoughts. Help me understand how to grasp the current momemnt.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A New Look I got this as an audiobook about a month ago and at first I did have a hard time getting into it, could be because it was an audiobook, however once I got into it I found myself really enjoying it. I learnt a lot of new concepts and discovered a new way at looking at certain situations.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refreshing Great way to look at life.. Self help/ positive... Light reading and refreshing perspective
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eye opening Inspiring, eye opening, gives you a different perspective on life. Difficult to apply the principles but it was good to be introduced to them.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A mixed bad, I'm afraid This book is really a mixed bag and I agree with others that it could have been said succinctly in 10 pages. Here are the pros and cons: With the past a trigger for depression and the future a trigger for anxiety, living in the now is important (as has also been pointed out to me through several years of yoga practice). I have felt an improvement in my physical and mental health by learning to feel whatever is happening and then simply letting it go. The more conscious you are, the less drama comes into your life and I would even say conflict with others (p. 181). This has been true for me. The suggestions of mindfulness are a good reminder as well, just taking the moment before bed to breathe deeply and relax your body have been helpful. Not new, but helpful. Now, the idea that all suffering is caused by the ego in response to resisting is naive. People will sometimes cause us harm, physically or otherwise and the idea that pain is mind over matter is a little insulting. We learn from those experiences. POW's and victims of natural disasters don't tell stories of transcending their imprisonment or losses for a reason. Some things are painful. The assertion that monthly female pain is the accumulation of the subjugation and mistreatment of women throughout history, rather than something physiological is somewhat absurd because a) Eckhart has never had menstrual pain and b) once again, it is a man telling women what they feel and why, which is the exact thing he claims the problem to be: patriarchy and a man dictating the state of a female body. Ageing being a state of mind, well, it is also a state of genetics. He also mentions being gay as a confusion that benefits the individual in its otherness.. This is an awful stereotype. Each individual is different. And the point that single people are only half of a whole, I also disagree with. Very whole, healthy individuals exist on their own. It's another very male statement. Lastly, I liked his point of not attaching our mind to one term for redemption like Jesus or Buddha and that forgiveness is not really required when we live presently (even though he references Jesus and Buddha often). Things are what they are and if you don't build your identity on the past, there is no reason to rehash it or decide forgiveness. You accept what you have now, who you are now and how to best live today. In case anyone is interested, an exponentially better read of this genre is: Bringing yoga to life by Donna Farhi.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great intro to mindfulness Really great introduction to being mindful and living in the moment. I felt it could have been compressed into a small booklet, so for me its personally 4 starts. The author elaborates on their idea to try to ensure throughout understand so you gotta appreciate that.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment Eckhart Tolle is an excellent teacher. He teaches us a simple concept of living in the now and what happiness and blessings can be gleaned from this practice. It is a very strait forward teaching but with Tolle's dynamic writing style he brings each page to life for the reader.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book! This was the most powerful book I read in 2016. It puts into perspective many of the concepts I've read about but didn't know how to simplify.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book Really insightful and empowering
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great to read and reread! Loved it! And it's great to have on hand to reread whenever you feel the need.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind opening Just read it. And separate yourself from what you thought you knew about yourself.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! I bought this a couple of months ago. I heard so much about it and had so many people recommending it so i thought i'd give it a go. I'm not big on reading, i have a hard time wanting to read books and i usually lose interest. This is completely different, i love this book! its changed the way i think and look at the world. i highly recommend this!
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic! I have recommended this book to many. it is so well written. While you read it you start to let go and be in the present... its so healing... and instant... wise words and pearls of wisdom in this book!
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mind Noise Eckhart Tolle is touted as one of today's most enlightened teachers for penning two of the most groundbreaking spiritual bestselling books of recent times not to mention for his pioneering A New Earth online class which Tolle is currently teaching to the masses with Oprah. The latter is based on his latest bestselling book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose which is making every Christian blogger aflutter with dismay and indignation. In my case, I wanted to embrace Tolle's The Power of Now mostly because it seemed that I could benefit from his teachings in order to live more in the present. During most of my adult years, I have found myself significantly melancholic about the past and always dreaming of the future. In other words, I scarcely live in the moment. At the outset, The Power of Now proved to be slightly uninviting and interwoven with too much techno-spiritual jargon. . . for the five times that I attempted to read it. Nevertheless, I picked it up once again on the week-end and found myself identifying with Tolle's enthusiastic and succint prose which can be a bit off-putting to the uninitiated. Unlike most self-help gurus, Tolle has a humbling presence and his self-deprecating mannerisms speak well to me. In particular, The Power of Now does not preach to the masses regardless of what the blogosphere seems to conjecture. In my humble opinion, Tolle provides the spiritual, psychological, and quasi-academic tools to enable everyone to see the truth that already lies within us. Indeed, my keen observation and analytical skills were interlaced with Tolle's teachings. As a young girl, I was quite introspective and over the course of my reading, I was struck how in tune I was to the concepts Tolle was prothelizing because they were echoes of my own thoughts and observations which have lay dormant recently. In The Power of Now, Tolle is resolute to wake us up from our collective stupor and emotional numbness with a particular focus on our intrinsic psyche and problems. Indeed, in this society where personal responsibility is a dead concept it is a lesson well-learned for all of us. In fact, Tolle's teachings are reminiscent of the late Father de Mello's spiritual blatherings in the posthumously published Awareness. Both teachers set out to remind us to be truly present and mindful in our lives which is the most beautiful lesson that we should heed in these tenuous times that we live in.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mind Noise Eckhart Tolle is touted as one of today's most enlightened teachers for penning two of the most groundbreaking spiritual bestselling books of recent times not to mention for his pioneering A New Earth online class which Tolle is currently teaching to the masses with Oprah. The latter is based on his latest bestselling book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose which is making every Christian blogger aflutter with dismay and indignation. In my case, I wanted to embrace Tolle's The Power of Now mostly because it seemed that I could benefit from his teachings in order to live more in the present. During most of my adult years, I have found myself significantly melancholic about the past and always dreaming of the future. In other words, I scarcely live in the moment. At the outset, The Power of Now proved to be slightly uninviting and interwoven with too much techno-spiritual jargon. . . for the five times that I attempted to read it. Nevertheless, I picked it up once again on the week-end and found myself identifying with Tolle's enthusiastic and succint prose which can be a bit off-putting to the uninitiated. Unlike most self-help gurus, Tolle has a humbling presence and his self-deprecating mannerisms speak well to me. In particular, The Power of Now does not preach to the masses regardless of what the blogosphere seems to conjecture. In my humble opinion, Tolle provides the spiritual, psychological, and quasi-academic tools to enable everyone to see the truth that already lies within us. Indeed, my keen observation and analytical skills were interlaced with Tolle's teachings. As a young girl, I was quite introspective and over the course of my reading, I was struck how in tune I was to the concepts Tolle was prothelizing because they were echoes of my own thoughts and observations which have lay dormant recently. In The Power of Now, Tolle is resolute to wake us up from our collective stupor and emotional numbness with a particular focus on our intrinsic psyche and problems. Indeed, in this society where personal responsibility is a dead concept it is a lesson well-learned for all of us. In fact, Tolle's teachings are reminiscent of the late Father de Mello's spiritual blatherings in the posthumously published Awareness. Both teachers set out to remind us to be truly present and mindful in our lives which is the most beautiful lesson that we should heed in these tenuous times that we live in.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life changing I was not expecting much when I started this book. As a science student, I tend to steer clear of "wishy washy" techniques for happiness, but I decided to give this book a try despite the title. The beginning half of this book is phenomenal. Eckhart Tolle uses simple explanations that can change your entire perspective on life. The second half of the book was a bit harder to follow, but I would still recommend this book solely based on the concepts presented in the first half.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Changed my world This book has been such world changing phenomenon for me. I am so grateful everyday for that it came into my life.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Message but lot's of repeat I liked the message in this book and found it inspiring but it felt like so much of the same throughout the book. The information didn't feel fresh as it went on and it felt like there was just a lot of the author saying the same thing over and over again.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book This book is incredible. Really beautifully written and easy to get lost in. It has changed my life and through his teachings I have discovered a sense of peace in my life I didn't know existed.
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle Easily the most transformational book I have ever read. I just finished it for the second time. This is a must read for nonsecular spiritual awakening and realization.
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life changing This can be a life changing book. Read with an open mind and heart, and your life will change right before your eyes.
Date published: 2015-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life changing If you are ready, these teachings will move you towards enlightenment. Reading the book was like being told something part of me has always know.
Date published: 2015-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The power now I love this book because it is so good to read and it teach u a lot of stuff and it is so easy to understand the book
Date published: 2015-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The power of now Great guide. Re-read it every time there is an adverse life situation and the book will guide you through difficult times.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!!!!! Awesome!!! Written in the best understandable way!
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will read again? Excellent. Good to read again in the near future.
Date published: 2014-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr My moment of realisation occurred through reading this . Thank you Mr Tolle.
Date published: 2014-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr I love this book, one of the best spiritual books I have read. Amazing!!
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good One of the best books I've ever read.
Date published: 2014-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Power of Now This book written by Eckhart Tolle is a gem in a world of pain and suffering that helps you see that you already are enough. You already have the answers on how to step out of mindless action thus leaving the past and present out of your current situation by always living in the space you only really have......NOW.
Date published: 2014-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For me.... The missing link between me and Bashar-Darryl Anka or Abraham-Hicks.
Date published: 2013-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The power of now Excellent book, really gets you thinking about yourself, and other people, and The world in which we live in.
Date published: 2013-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique! Great techniques to change the way we think about the essence of life. Great book for people who are too busy in their daily ruts, to stop and think about whats important. Will change your perspective.
Date published: 2012-07-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Spiteful Maybe not an appropriate review title, but I have to say that I was taken aback by Eckhart Tolle's writing in this novel. Having already read and loved A New Earth, I though this book was written with bittern, jaded disappointment in the human society. I did not find much inspiration or value in this novel, which will come as surprise to almost every one, but the truth is I did not like it. However, there were some redeemable moments in the chapters. Some that I liked very much, but certainly not enough to redeem the book.
Date published: 2011-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great This is a wonderful set of CD's that has a very calming effect on the listener. Now is important not what happened yesterday or what could happen tomorrow. We don't spend enough time in the Now and this set of CD's helps get you there
Date published: 2009-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Power of Now This book provided me with the best explanation for why our lives do not work and what we can do about it.
Date published: 2009-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Find the narrow gate that leads to life It was very important that this author mentioned how he set-up this book, otherwise, people would be reading it just on the surface (which included alot of religious/spiritual quotes that some people may not relate to) and not see the underlying meaning of what he is trying to convey. All the jargon like pain-bodies, mental noise, surrender, etc are used to illustrate complex ideas in a simplistic way. This book showed me a new way of thinking and also helped me deal with alot of unresolved emotional pain that I couldn't find a way to get out. I can go to sleep at night feeling peace because instead of dwelling on the past and worrying about what the future might bring, I am living in the "Now."
Date published: 2008-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Book This book is excellent it can be read by a novice or someone who has had realizations and actually experienced stillness. I have been doing chi gong and Reiki for a number of years now, i incorporated the suggestions. If you are looking for info on how to incorporate meditation exercises into your everyday life you can contact me via www.holisticcreation.com
Date published: 2008-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Cool! Very interesting. An open mind is necessary. I don't fully believe all of it but again it raises a lot of questions and gets you thinking. Great conversation piece.
Date published: 2008-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Valuable Guide Eckhart Tolle weaves together a masterpiece for how we can all live in the now. If living mindfully in the present seems like an impossibility, this book will serve as a valuable guide. Written in everyday language this book is as practical as it is profound.
Date published: 2007-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just truth Read it, live it and let your problems disappear with the awareness of the truth contained in the pages of this book. Simply a must have. Every human being should read this book.
Date published: 2005-03-30

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"The Power of Now is one of the best books to come along in years. Every sentence rings with truth and power."