Hello and Welcome,
It brings me great pleasure to be able to present to you today a summary of the first of Eckhart Tolles phenomenal books ‘The Power Of Now’ book review. I picked this book up about 10 years ago and it has changed my life forever more. I can still remember so vividly during my first reading, how many times I would have to simply put this book down having read something so profound to my own experience
I would look to the heavens in awe and wonderment as I reflected on an automatic knowing of the truth that lay before me. Truly amazed at how a normal being could have this wisdom and knowledge. I also felt overwhelmed with gratitude that came with an understanding of my totally unconscious actions both negative and positive.
He spoke of the ego, a completely detrimental entity that was causing me so much pain and suffering. The ego he spoke about then became real as an awareness engulfed me. My mind with it’s never ending thoughts and mind games became apparent along with its incessant chatter, was totally in control of my life.
He then spoke about the “Pain Body” and the way it could be triggered and set off by a small annoyance and then steamroll other events of pain from past events or fear from an imaginary future. What was going on inside me was affecting every aspect of my life, I could see and relate immediately to it all.
What he spoke of gave me hope that through awareness I could make the necessary changes to my life that I needed to make to live a more fulfilling life.
I have to this date read the book 6-7 times and is still my constant companion today, every reading has my consciousness, awareness and perception of life expand and grow stronger while my life has slowly blossomed, changing in leaps and bounds. This book has without doubt brought about the biggest and most profound changes in the way I see life. It has also given me a totally new perception, on how to not only live in this moment of time called ‘The Now’, but to also practice these new ways of thinking, and living in every moment of life.
MY PERSONAL CONCLUSION
I honestly cannot give a higher recommendation for a life-changing book. It has taken me from a life of total unconsciousness to a total awareness of why I do the things I do and how to correct them one moment at a time. This is not an easy read first time, but if you are ready for change and want to become totally responsible (response-able) for this wondrous life you have been gifted with, this is a book you need to own. I have no hesitation in saying this book will change your life forever, as it has done for me. You owe it to yourself to make this life a peaceful loving and joyous one, it’s the only one you get!
PRACTISING THE POWER OF NOW-POWER OF NOW QUOTES
“Accept- then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your life.”
“Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it or accept it totally.”
“Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment…Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life and see how life starts to work for you rather than against you.”
“You Are Here To Enable The Divine Purpose Of The Universe To Unfold. That’s How Important You Are.”
Just take a moment to reflect on your current state of being, and imagine how it would feel to know this to be true for you.
Eckhart Tolle is regarded as one of the most influential spiritual teachers of our time. He is well versed with the spiritual teachers of past and present but is linked to no religion or philosophy. His awakening or epiphany came about in his darkest hour of suicidal depression. He often quotes the Bible, his explaining and translating of many of the written words make so much sense and clarity.
PRAISE FOR ” THE POWER OF NOW “
Oprah Winfrey- ‘Meg Ryan and Ellen DeGeneres gave me copies of this book, and it’s gotten me through more crises than I can count. It truly helped me discover how to live in the now, to not linger on past mistakes, but to learn from them and then let them go. For me, this is the king of super-soulful books. At every moment, it keeps me in a state of awe and amazement.’
Spirit of Change Magazine-‘With intense and compelling clarity, Tolles guidance holds the promise of leading us to our best and highest place within, to resonate with and reflect the energy of true transformation.’
Deepak Chopra- One of the best books to come along in years, every sentence rings of truth and power
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I picked up this book, 3years ago read a couple of pages then put the book down. I was not in the presence at that time. The words didn’t speak to me loud enough, my mind was speaking to me and I listen.
The Power of Now is an absolute must-read book. Even though I put the book down 3 years ago that’s still ok. I still read the book and I also have it on Audio.
That concludes my review of this wonderful book, be assured as I already mentioned this book is going to change not only your perception of things but indeed your whole life. This is a book that may never find a place on your bookshelf simply because you will want it with you to reference for the rest of your life.
Congratulations on your ownership of this book and the many gifts that it will bring you.If you have any questions or would like to share your experiences as you read please don’t hesitate to leave your thoughts below.
My Best Wishes Always