Reader reviews for The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

really changed my reality!
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Nice and inspiring
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Very difficult in practice but worth the effort and definitelyworth the read.
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maybe i'm just not ready for this right now but it seemed kinda a)preachy b)common sense. might come back to it one day.
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Eckhart Tolle is MISSING a huge bulk of the population, people who have incessant thoughts (or even an occasional wandering thought) but CAN will their mind to empty at will when they're not agitated.Tolle jumped from a lower type of consciousness (inability to empty) to a higher type (no wandering thoughts at all) so he missed the interim type. But check the Yahoo TPON forum, many people there talk about emptying their mind when they try, as a result of reading this book. The book didn't change the consciousness type of these people. It's a 3rd type and Tolle simply missed it.Having said that it's arguably the best book about consciousness ever written. I love it and it influenced my thinking deeply.
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It opened my eyes to a new world, it was my introduction to the Budha way of thinking without to break with my old system of thoughts. After this book was easy to understand another books.
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This book is a wonderful example of the fine line between mental illness and genius.
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I think the problem with reading this book was that I read Tolle’s [A New Earth] first. When I got to this book, I knew what he was going to say. He said what I expected. You must learn to live in the present. You must learn to distinguish what is your ego speaking and then look upon your ego as an impediment to living in the “now”. Tolle said this over and over…and over.For someone beginning to learn about Eckhart Tolle’s philosophy (and this is not just his own philosophy, by the way), this may be a good starting point. The book is written in simple language and takes the form of questions and answers. It does try to address different kinds of solutions and has answers for the skeptic. I do know, from hearing Tolle speak on television, that he does not push his philosophy on people and allows people to learn about it from him only when they are ready.For people who say that this book is “too new agey”, I don’t find it that way. There is much about what Tolle speaks with which I agree. There is also, however, quite a bit with which I disagree. The best part of the book, I think, is that it gives readers a new way of handling issues that have occurred or will occur in their lives. If you don’t know anything about “the power of now”, by all means, start learning about it by reading this book.
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Whilst tis book does provide an introduction to mindfulness it doesn't answer some of the fundamental challenges one may face in turning off the mind - and adopts a 'just do it' approach. It's bullish call to action is too much of a blunt instrument for me and further I think the book is really poorly written.
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An excellent book about being present. Tolle discusses how being attached to the past or the future can stop you from experiencing peace and joy, because you are 'in your head', and thus unconsious. You become fully consious by experiencing 'the now'. This is a great book about freedom, release and finding a way to be grounded and liberated despite the unavoidable threat of pain that exists in the world.
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