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Eckhart Tolle is emerging as one of today's most inspiring teachers. In The Power of Now, already a word-of-mouth bestseller in Canada, the author describes his transition from despair to self-realization soon after his 29th birthday. Tolle took another ten years to understand this transformation, during which time he evolved a philosophy that has parallels in Buddhism, relaxation techniques, and meditation theory but is also eminently practical.

In The Power of Now he shows readers how to recognize themselves as the creators of their own pain, and how to have a pain-free existence by living fully in the present. Accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned, he says, by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living "present, fully and intensely, in the Now."

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Tolle shows readers how to recognize themselves as the creators of their own pain, and how to have a pain-free existence by living fully in the present. Accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned, he says, by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living "present, fully and intensely, in the Now".

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According to Tolle, accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living "present, fully and intensely, in the Now."

About the Author

Eckhart Tolle was born in Germany, where he spent the first thirteen years of his life. After graduating from the University of London, he was a research scholar and supervisor at Cambridge University. At age twenty-nine a profound spiritual transformation virtually dissolved his old identity and 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.

For the past ten years, Eckhart has been a counselor and spiritual teacher. Through this book, his teaching is now available throughout the world. He is currently traveling extensively bringing not only his teaching but his presence to a growing number of audiences. He has lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, since 1996.

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Marc Allen, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Marc Allen)
This is the best book I have ever read. I've continued to go back to it and re-read and reflect upon it for over a decade now, and it has lightened my life. Eckhart Tolle, in my opinion, is the finest teacher on the planet -- certainly the finest teacher and greatest writer I have ever found. His audios and videos are excellent as well. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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Vickie Nerbes, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by Vickie Nerbes)
If you are looking for a book to change your life positively, this is it.....
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anonymous, February 23, 2009 (view all comments by anonymous)
Here and Now

After reading happiness books like "Finding Happiness in a Frustrating World", I felt like I had a good handle on what science had uncovered about how to live a happy life and have to say that I am MUCH happier for having read them. But, while the field of positive psychology has made some great contributions to my happiness levels, it's books like The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment that come along and let you know there's STILL more you can learn.

A key concept of the book (if I'm explaining it right) is that you will start to experience a certain kind of enlightenment when you learn to leave your analytical mind behind. In other words, instead of "thinking" try just "observing your thinking." And when you do this, you also need to realize that all this "thinking noise" that goes on in your head all day long is not really who you are- an enlightening concept indeed!

To that end, the book is set up in a question and answer format to help you get to understand these kinds of concepts. While it might seem ridiculous to some, it really isn't. Case in point, we all talk to ourselves or have witnessed others talking to themselves at times (maybe during a sporting event perhaps). If you ask someone who they are talking to, they will usually say "I'm talking to myself." And this, by definition, means that there have to be two "selves", an "I" talking to "myself"- and so justifies the idea of two selves (a "you" and a "thinking you" in the book).

Well, if these seem to be the kind of concepts you're ready to explore, this is your book. It raises some good questions and certainly brings up one that you can't argue with: all we have is the here and now. As the book so astutely points out, "Nothing ever happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing ever happened in the future, it will happen in the Now." And learning to live in the now IS the point of the whole book.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781577311522
Foreword:
Dicarlo, Russell E.
Preface:
Allen, Marc
Foreword by:
Dicarlo, Russell E.
Foreword:
Dicarlo, Russell E.
Author:
Tolle, Eckhart
Author:
Allen, Marc
Publisher:
New World Library
Location:
Novato, Calif. :
Subject:
New Age (Self Help)
Subject:
Motivational
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Spiritualism
Subject:
Inspiration & Personal Growth
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Religion Western-Inspirational
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
23
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 15.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Tolle shows readers how to recognize themselves as the creators of their own pain, and how to have a pain-free existence by living fully in the present. Accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned, he says, by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living "present, fully and intensely, in the Now".
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