The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Wow, I thought his New Earth changed me; Now brought the practice of presence home.
I’m not sure how to evaluate this book. I believe it’s meant to come to the reader when they are ready for it. I can only tell you that right now, I love this book. Right now, it is full of logic and practical applications to enjoying each moment more fully, to letting go of negative emotions, of finding clarity, and for cutting the bonds that prevent our progress.
This is truly a self-help book, in that it will talk to you about you only. Only you can listen to what it says about you. Only You will or won’t benefit from it.

Would I recommend this book for everyone? Absolutely not!

Tolle’s writing voice is clear and calm. It can speak to both your intellect and heart if you are ready to hear it.
If you are not, you will probably dismiss the message as being vague, imprecise, and unrelated to your thoughts. And it’s possible that for You, that is the case.
I would sincerely like to recommend this to everyone on their journey to happiness, self-worth, and inner peace, but please let it come to you when you feel ready for it. When it does, don’t force it or resist it, just listen to yourself while you read it.
I hope you enjoy it.
Blessings and good reading.

23 thoughts on “The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle (Monday’s Movers)

  1. I understand what your saying! I actually haven’t had the chance to read many books lately, however “the power of now” is one I use over and over(as I have said). I also like to read and make notes on certain areas that stick out to me- and I find (similar to you) that I can re-read a text so many times and each time take something different from it, depending on what I need to learn at that present time.

    Warm regards
    Helena

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    1. Funny thing that I takes notes nearly obsessively in most other areas of my life, except while reading these kinds of books. Even highlighting and margin noting becomes work not play. I’m not sure what that says about me, but I enjoy the books more when I devour them without intent.
      Here are a few other biggies for me lately. I hope you find the time to enjoy your readings.
      Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
      The Renaissance Soul by M. Lobenstine
      The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
      Mindset by Carol Dweck

      Most of my choices flow from Ted Talks by the authors or talks that refer to them.
      Ted is another amazing source of inspiration!

      I’m so grateful you commented today.
      I look forward to sharing with you again soon.
      Have an amazing week, Helena

      M.

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  2. Hi, I love that you have said that this book only comes to readers when they are ready for it! I would have to completely agree, I bought this book three years ago and have attempted many times to read it again. However it is not until recently that I have been able to read so much at one sitting, and actually take so much away from it. It is truly like a bible, with every word holding so much value.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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    1. It is my great pleasure, helenajanis.
      I feel the same for many books I’ve read in the last two years.
      This one, however set the stage for acceptance, faith, and mindfulness.
      Without it, I would have gotten much less from the many that followed.
      I learned to let the teachers find me and every new book I open, and I believe my choices are random, seems to flow and connect to its predecessor in a unique way. Every new book, has an aha moment that elevates a concept from a previous one.
      Does this make sense?

      At this point, I’ve gone through books on mindfulness, purpose, law of attraction, and now on writing. I am amazed and grateful how often I find connecting concepts from book to book.
      It’s not just repetition of ideas, it’s like the universe is answering the question that I have while reading one book, in the next one.
      I’m loving this process!
      Thank God there are thousands of free books on Kindle! I let them come on a feeling and read them in binges. Most are short and fast reads and I love the habit I’ve formed about lessening my expectations and opening myself to the teacher and lessons.
      What has been you most epiphanic book to date and why?

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  4. The Power of now was very helpful for me in my spiritual journey..I read it about 9 years before. The best thing about the book is the clear description of a powerful practice: non-judgmental, moment to moment, objective awareness of the voice in your head.

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      1. I will share as they pop up. The best and easiest to read might not not be too prima facie to you because its 3000 years old. But the best to understand than many modern books that are too clouded with incomplete author’s thoughts..

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      1. I read it when I first started my meditation and mindfulness practice about 15 years ago, and it really helped me understand staying in the present. Every now and then I’ll go back and read Practicing The Power of Now, in fact maybe I’ll look it over today. I could use it!! 😊

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