The list author says: "The distinguishing feature of Tolle’s teachings is the clarity, patience, and centeredness with which they are presented while maintaining the focus on the core message—the past and future do not exist even though they are the exclusive perception of most people’s thought processes, the present moment remains the only “time” there is. At no single instant does the manifested world or even time itself exist at all. It is always remembered or anticipated, but never experienced just now. Only mind’s memories of the past and projections of the future make it seem real. The egoic mind overlooks the present, for it rests on the idea that learning and experience obtained from past has taught enough to let the mind direct its future course without reference to the only true source of knowing, an inner presence of being. The fictional mind-made self which Tolle calls the egoic mind is the source of separative turbulent dysfunctional thinking which produces an endless stream negative redundant mental noise--anger, despair, frustration, tension, boredom, nervousness—every form of unhappiness and suffering known to man including a nonforgiving focus on blame and grievances. The thought-made story of me is replete with umpteen needless problems. On the contrary, relinquishment of thought via the now produces an awakening that results in a nonjudgmental unconditioned mind. Using his teaching the resistive, reactive, negativity of the past dissolves into a state of unconditional acceptance and forgiveness that result in a reconnection to inner peace and joy. The pseudo knowledge of strongly held beliefs and opinions melts into a deeper selfless state of knowing, a goodness beyond opposites and a change of perception to a more neutral, and deeply alive perspective. In a pan-theistic presentation that quotes from many mystical traditions he shows how the roots of knowing have been present for centuries and have been used by those who understood them to teach spiritual awakening."
"With a very careful use of language Tolle constructs a neutral vocabulary of awakening that sets out his core thesis followed by a set of techniques to help achieve the desired transition along with a special chapter on enlightened relationships and short treatments on other topics like happiness, compassion, illness, suffering and surrender. This is his seminal work first published in 1997."
"This shorter work is primarily a restatement of his earlier writing in a compact meditative use format. In part I stepwise spiritual practice reminders help readers focus on the central ideas to achieve their goals. In part II the same approach is repeated for additional topics such as relationships, acceptance, illness and surrender. If you want a shorter simpler read you may prefer this version."
"If you have the readiness to awaken this slim volume has the transformative power to inspire. Each chapter charged with spiritual snippets with a power beyond the informational value of the words. It can be read again and again and lose none of its aliveness. Open it randomly and use it to divine the divine. Enter your inner stillness and soak up the knowing that waits for your invitation."
"Many readers do not realize the value of rereading works of deep spiritual insight and thought they got all they needed on the first read. If this sounds familiar give this work a try. Many Power of Now readers missed the essence of that work—a seed was planted that is now ready to bloom. This book presents new signposts, pointers towards Presence. Different pointers work for different people."
"Hand picked essential phrases and paragraphs that express the most important ideas of the New Earth are reorganized so readers can focus on the most powerful concepts. If you prefer digest style reading this may be just the format that will suit your needs or the needs of a loved one. The binding and layout exude a peaceful vibe that many will like for a gift."
"In this work of juvenile fiction the hero Milton is able to shed his fear of being bullied by living in the now. It is a resource for parents who want to introduce their children to the core of Tolle's teachings on how to end fear and suffering. A simple, practical outlook is presented for everyday problems in the life of a child."
"This charming book teaches the wisdom of pure awareness seen in pets via gentle commentary and clever amusing illustrations done in collaboration with comic strip artist Patrick McDonnell. Learn how your household gurus can be used to enhance spiritual mastery through daily observation."
"The author, a psychotherapist/spiritual teacher and former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal, greets us with the promise/threat “read this book at your own peril, for you may not be able to return to your old way of seeing things again.” He breaks “down the awakening process into five overlapping stages: seeking, awakening, deepening and clarifying, embodying and living the awakened life.”"
"This fine writer presents a first person account of the daily life of a realized Western woman living in the now. It is an inspiration, a reassurance, a touchstone, a reckoning of how the minutia of a troubled, fearful life can fall away into oblivion literally overnight and never return. She has a new and better life--more loving, confident, happy, alert, creative, substantial and stress-free"
"This exceptional book which predates Tolle’s books describes a therapeutic approach proven in Dr. Carlson’s personal practice that synchronizes well with the wisdom teachings of Tolle. It is very clearly written and describes exact techniques you can use to achieve personal happiness. Many examples and case histories from his practice are given to illustrate the author’s well-reasoned approach."
"Since the author adopts much of the vocabulary used in the Tolle Teachings this book of essays is conceptually very easy to read and understand. Do we see existence as a grievance-based life that is happening to us or as an acceptance-based life that is happening through us in the now? This is a really good read giving a second perspective/clarification that amplifies Tolle’s writings."
"The author is Director of the Happiness Project and his focus is more on happiness than on spiritual awakening, but he does not run away from using the word “God.” “The real secret to milking the sacred now is to place your attention not out in the world about you, but within yourself—your inner, unconditioned Self….It is eternal and abundant; and its geography is spiritual, not physical.”"
"An extensive self-study mind retraining system received by inner dictation that Tolle has mentioned on many occasions in his teachings. The goal is to shift control of the mind from ego to essence so as to produce a permanent spiritual awakening for students of the course via the systematic practice of forgiveness. It includes a text, a workbook with 365 lessons and a teacher’s manual."
"There is no world, no body, no death, no hell, no devil, “believing we are an ego is also a dream.” “We largely exist outside the now moment; this means we are not really present, here and now. And because of this, we do not see or hear anything truthfully.” This work is a very succinct restatement of ACIM and the “Work of Byron Katie.” See the “scribed sequels” listmania for more ACIM materials."
"In this very popular, humorous and purposely plainspoken book the author relays the contents of conversations he had with two spiritual beings named Arten and Pursah who begin to appear one day on his couch and give discourses on ACIM. Rigorously nondual. The conversations are lively and provocative and a sequel called Your Immortal Reality has also appeared. Hilarious enlightenment."