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Product Details

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: New World Library; 1ST edition (August 19, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1577314808
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577314806
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,900 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ekhart 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 concrete language. More importantly, within a chapter of reading this book, readers are already holding the world in a different container--more conscious of how thoughts and emotions get in the way of their ability to live in genuine peace and happiness.

Tolle packs a lot of information and inspirational ideas into The Power of Now. (Topics include the source of Chi, enlightened relationships, creative use of the mind, impermanence, and the cycle of life.) Thankfully, he's added markers that symbolize "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 Hudson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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By living from the depths of this Greater Reality, Eckhart clears an energetic pathway for others to join him. -- Russell E. DiCarlo, Author of Towards a New World Conversation at the Leading Edge. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Spiritual teacher and author Eckhart Tolle was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. At the age of twenty-nine a profound inner transformation radically changed the course of his life. The next few years were devoted to understanding, integrating, and deepening that transformation, which marked the beginning of an intense inward journey. Later, he began to work in London with individuals and small groups as a counselor and spiritual teacher. Since 1995 he has lived in Vancouver, Canada.

Eckhart Tolle is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Power of Now (translated into 33 languages) and A New Earth, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time. In 2008, A New Earth became the first spiritual book to be selected for Oprah's Book Club as well as the subject of a ten-week online workshop co-taught by Eckhart and Oprah.

Eckhart's profound yet simple teachings have helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening consists in transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. This is a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violent conflict endemic on our planet.

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62 of 62 people found the following review helpful By micky on November 24, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
It's so common for many of us to get caught up in the "daily grind" of life that we forget to live in the moment. I have a taxing job with a family that always keeps me on the move, and it's incredibly easy to get lost in worrying about the future and regretting the past. It is certainly a rare phenomenon to live and thrive in the present, but with Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now, I feel as if I've been able to achieve that goal. Tolle's precepts and advice are not revolutionary, but they are delivered in a clear, understandable way that even meditation novices will comprehend. Since reading this book, I've been able to uncover another, higher level of spiritual enlightenment. This enlightenment has helped me feel calmer, happier, and generally more fulfilled in my life.

I've also consulted the wisdom of several other books, including 27 Quick Life Transformation Tips: Simple & Effective Methods For Making This Your Best Year Ever This book has been a godsend and is now my definitive guide for life-changing techniques and tips. It has tips ranging from physical improvement to how to best manage the often rocky road of marriage. I've paired this book with Tolle's The Power of Now because I feel like they have both helped me achieve an extra level of fulfillment and happiness in my life. I feel as though my life has been transformed for the better and it didn't take long to accomplish. The book talks about Quick Life Transformations, meaning that you generally don't have to wait for your success. As long as you follow the easily understandable guides, you'll be well on your way to a more fulfilling life.
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757 of 827 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 30, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I have refrained from writing a review of this book for nearly a year and a half, being content to simply practice what Tolle has expressed so simply - remain in the present moment for that is all we have. After nearly three decades of practicing meditation to become enlightened (some day) I found it disheartening to conclude that I wasn't really getting anywhere, yet I was reluctant to give up the effort. Then Tolle popped into my life like a much needed life preserver, showed me who I really am, and put an end to my thrashing about in self-created whirlpools of despair - when you discover you are the ocean itself the whirlpools peter out in embarrassment.

Don't read this book in order to feed your mind, stroke your ego or validate your beliefs. Read it in order to learn to free yourself from pain and delusion. It is obvious when reading certain reviews that some people are looking to add mind stuff to their inventory and then to demonstrate what a fine mind they have with an erudite and academic rebuff. They will have to remain content with a mind dominated life, always looking for something outside themselves to give validation and meaning. At some point, however, if they are lucky they may tire of that and take the opportunity to practice living in the now. It takes courage to jump into the unknown and discover the freedom and joy in living life moment to moment.

Perhaps you are ripe for this book like I was. Even so it was not always easy to let go of cherished beliefs and practices, but ultimately it is the only thing you can do if you really want freedom. Tolle shows how conditioned we have become in a gentle and easy manner, leading you by the hand all the way to the door of freedom. But it is up to each one of us to open that door.
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676 of 752 people found the following review helpful By S. A. Martin-Nunez on April 30, 2010
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... I do in fact like this book, despite the rating I gave it. I agree with basic teaching in Tolle's book. Enlightenment can be found in releasing attachment to the mind and by experiencing life directly in the moment. By letting go of the past and the future, we abide in the present, until even that fades into a luminous emptiness.

My problems with the book do not stem from the lessons so much as with how they are presented. First of all, Tolle presents the material as if he has pulled out all of these amazing tools for enlightenment out of a hat, like some kind of magician's rabbit. In my opinion, that is just a little dishonest. Instead of just suggesting "watching the watcher" so offhandedly as if he had just made it up on the spot, it would have been nice for him to acknowledge the use of such a method existing in India for thousands of years. Or when he teaches the method of bringing attention to the "inner body," as he calls it, he could have at least brought up the mozhao and shikantaza methods of meditation in China and Japan respectively which do just exactly that.

Also, Tolle has this really terrible habit of making simple mindfulness much more mystical than it actually is. It's a little misleading. And he makes the mind sound Evil with a capital "E." He should have emphasized more strongly that it is not our thoughts and emotions, but our relationship to them that is the problem. There is no "pain body," only bad habits learned over a lifetime. Why the need to make is so mysterious and magical? Why the need to disassociate our learned behavior and neuroses and make them into some parasite inside you with an agenda of its own? Much better to teach that thoughts are simply thoughts.
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