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The Power of Now kindle ß Paperback read ¶ reflectionslisburnltd ¸ Eckhart Tolle's message is simple living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment And while this message may not seem stunningly original or fresh Tolle's clear writing supportive voice and enthusiasm make this an excelConcrete language More importantly within a chapter of reading this book readers are already holding the world in a different container conscious of how thoughts and emotions get in the way of their ability to live in genuine peace and happinessTolle packs a lot of information and inspirational ideas into The Power of Now Topics include the source of Chi enlightened relationships creative use o There is a point in our lives when we say enough is enough This is what this book is about In one of his greatest works Eckhart Tolle teaches us the real meaning of spirituality He teaches us the importance of the present moment Through the recognition of the ego he makes us aware of how it destroys our lives I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for the real meaning of their lives and to anyone who is sick and tired of the usual thing The first time I encountered this book was when Oprah was introducing her book club selection a new earth I heard her mention this and while I was searching in the online catalog of our school library here in the Philippines I found it available for borrowing So I immediately read it in the course of five days After reading it the first time I understood its message intellectually This was the reason why I didn't apply it in my life But a few days ago I started having panic attacks and I was on the verge of suicide I was so frustrated because I made a wrong decision in shifting my courses here in my school I was so depressed because I didn't really know what I wanted with my life It seems that the world is so full of shit When this became worse I consulted our school counselor However it seems that it is not enough So without any real reason at all I started watching Oprah's videos about A New Earth and I remembered this book I borrowed it again yesterday and just awhile ago I finished reading it Then I began to understand it not on the level of the mind but at the level of the spirit And without incident I became enlightened I am still starting to feel its benefits at this moment I started accepting what is rather than identifying myself with the ego I can't say that I'm happy after reading this book like some self help books would like you to be But I can say that I am at peace because I aware of the workings of the ego and not identified with it So if you've had enough of the madness of this world I definitely recommend this book But don't just understand it apply it

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Eckhart Tolle's message is simple living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment And while this message may not seem stunningly original or fresh Tolle's clear writing supportive voice and enthusiasm make this an excellent manual for anyone who's ever wondered what exactly living in the now means Foremost Tolle is a world class teacher able to explain complicated concepts in It would be easy to dismiss this book as a fruit salad of New Age and pseudo buddhist clichés mashed to a fine purée of nonsense and sold as a cure for what ails you in our age of secular alienation In fact that is what it is and that is what I'll do The book opens with what readers of religious texts the erowid archives and Huxley's The Doors of Perception will recognise as a classic mystical experience epiphany or trip One night not long after my twenty ninth birthday I woke up in the early hours with a feeling of absolute dread `Am I one or two? If I cannot live with myself there must be two of me the `I' and the `self' that `I' cannot live with Maybe I thought only one of them is real I was so stunned by this strange realization that my mind stopped I was fully conscious but there were no thoughts Then I felt drawn into what seemed like a vortex of energy It was a slow movement at first and then accelerated I was gripped by an intense fear and my body started to shake I heard the words resist nothing as if spoken inside my chest I could feel myself being sucked into a void Tears came into my eyes I got up and walked around the room I recognized the room and yet I knew that I had never truly seen it before Everything was fresh and pristine as if it had just come into existence I picked up things a pencil an empty bottle marveling at the beauty and aliveness of it all After this experience Ulrich Tolle became a vagrant mystic for a period rechristened himself Eckhart presumably after 13th century Christian mystic Meister Eckhart and eventually became a spiritual teacher author and talk show guest with extraordinary success The primary thesis of the book is uite sensible if unshattering We exist only in the present; our past and the future are mental constructs It is a shame that our enjoyment of the present is so often ruined by regrets about the past and worries about the future By being intensely focused on the present we can be content and fulfilled As this doesn't fill 229 pages we are treated to among other things lengthy discourses on the pain body an interesting theory of menstrual flow as a means to enlightenment and the surprising finding that as a member of the human race I carry personal complicity and responsibility for all crimes and genocides of the twentieth century including those carried out before my birth The style is generally chatty though Eckhart occasionally uses a faux dialectic to bring up obvious objections to his line of thought to which he responds with withering scorn One helpful feature is the use of a pause symbol § to indicate points at which you may want to stop reading for a moment become still and feel and experience the truth of what has just been said The text is interspersed with brief analyses of uotations from various religious traditions apparently garnered from many weeks studying fridge magnets §I am glad to have read the book if only to have gained a greater understanding of contemporary popular New Agespiritual literature If this book changed your life please do not attack me but have compassion for my ligatures to mind and pain body which impede my understanding of itThis is unfortunately one of my most liked reviews I'd just like to add that I don't automatically hate all writing on these themes I would warmly recommend Zen Mind Beginner's Mind Shunryu Suzuki The Miracle of Mindfulness Thich Nhat Hanh and The Courage to Be Tillich among others

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The Power of NowF the mind impermanence and the cycle of life Thankfully he's added markers that symbolise break time This is when readers should close the book and mull over what they just read As a result The Power of Now reads like the highly acclaimed A Course in Miracles a spiritual guidebook that has the potential to inspire just as many study groups and change just as many lives for the better Gail Hudso i loved this book so much i'll probably read it again I agree with the author on so many things like the fact that the word “God” is misused and By misuse I mean that people who have never even glimpsed the realm of the sacred the infinite vastness behind that word use it with great conviction as if they knew what they are talking about Or they argue against it as if they knew what it is that they are denying This misuse gives rise to absurd beliefs assertions and egoic delusions such as “My or our God is the only true God and your God is false” or Nietzsche’s famous statement “God is dead” and Lots of confusing moments like this “I cannot live with myself any longer” This was the thought that kept repeating itself in my mind Then suddenly I became aware of what a peculiar thought it was “Am I one or two? If I cannot live with myself there must be two of me the ‘I’ and the ‘self’ that ‘I’ cannot live with myself there must be two of me the ‘I’ and the ‘self’ that ‘I’ cannot live with” “Maybe” I thought “only one of them is real