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The detractors didn't read the book title,
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This review is from: Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises From The Power of Now (Hardcover)
Please read the title of this book before buying this book. The title is, "Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from The Power of Now"
What you should take away from this title, and what the detractors missed, is those last five words, "from The Power of Now".
What this means is, this book is a condensed extract from the original masterwork. It's also quite well done. There are some original exercises, which cut straight to the key point, which is how to achieve "presence."
Although I own the original masterwork, I refer to this book more often. It's a great workbook, lunch reader, and meditation guide.
Go ahead, read part of the book to see it's power for yourself. Search for the word "myriad", which appears on the first page of the first chapter, and read a few pages. If you like what you read, make your own decision.
P.S. Another way to appreciate the Power of Now is to listen to the audio CD or the download version from Audible.com. Well worth every penny. And don't worry-you are not about to be sucked into an expensive series of seminars or anything else-Ekhart Tolle's only products are a few books. I recommend you listen to the audio version, because as others have said, there's a very spiritual aspect to Eckhart's voice, but all you really need is the original "The Power of Now" or this book, "Practicing the Power of Now."
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Initial post: Feb 27, 2012 4:24:43 PM PST
I couldn't agree with you more, I was on my second read of the power of now audio when I found practicing, it helped me to actually practice it and I can go directly to the mediation section and be in presence within seconds! Some don't like Eckhart when they hear the Audible because they do not get what he is teaching and do not understand his wonderful wit. Great review!
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2012 4:57:42 PM PST
Thank you. I have recently returned to this book and Stillness Speaks, and find them more useful than the original Power of Now. I'm teaching my daughter to recognize her egoic mind's voice and observe it.
Posted on Jan 12, 2013 11:57:55 PM PST
"Mad Dog" says:
What did you think of the audio quality of the CD version? I purchase the Audible version and it sounds muffled and tinny. Some say the book is better than the audio verion. Which do you recommend?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2013 10:56:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 13, 2013 11:01:00 PM PST
I have the Audible audio version of "Power of Now" not "Practicing the Power of Now." The audio quality is excellent. Please note that the quality depends on what "quality format" you requested when you downloaded the book from Audible. To my ear, Formats 2 and 3 don't sound very good. Try Format 4 or Enhanced. Read "Answer ID 1382" in the Audible Help Center for more information.
Personally, I prefer the audio version of Power of Now, because the content makes more sense when you hear Tolle read it himself. But I like the book version of Practicing, because it is a short, easy to read summary.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2013 11:17:14 PM PST
"Mad Dog" says:
I have the CD version of the Power of Now and Eckhart's voice is deep and soothing. I downloaded from Audible (type 4) of Practicing the Power of Now and it sounds terrible - so I returned it. Noticed Amazon sells the CD version and was wondering how that was?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013 12:18:43 AM PST
The CD version of Practicing sounds good to me on the iPhone with headphones.
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