This manual-style book instantly dives into Eckhart Tolle's principles of "living in the moment," which could be a jarring experience for readers who haven't read his preceding book, The Power of Now
. For the initiated, though, this makes an excellent companion guide--rich in exercises and meditations to help readers get out of their minds so they can live more peacefully in their bodies. Sometimes it's hard to fathom what on earth Tolle is talking about: "To regain awareness of Being and to abide in that state of 'feeling-realization' is enlightenment." Be patient. All concepts will be revealed (or at least more carefully explained). Ultimately, Tolle leads readers into a new form of thinking (or actually not thinking
) that erases the consuming habits of waiting, worrying, and being in fear. The first step is ending the "delusion of time." He asks, "Are you always trying to get somewhere other than where you are? ... Is most of your doing just a means to an end?" If so, Tolle has a book full of advice for you. As simplistic as this may sound, Tolle's work has spiritual merit and depth, especially for frantic Westerners who find their lives diminished by packed schedules and busy-ness. --Gail Hudson
Praise for The Power of Now:
A reminder to be truly present in our own lives and liberated from our past and future. It can transform your thinking. The result? More joy, right now! O: The OPRAH Magazine "
Fresh, revealing, current, new inspiration
.Out of the many spiritual books that cross my desk this one stands out from the flock. If you are considering getting back in touch with your soul this book is a great companion. Common Ground
Pointing to the portals of the eternal present, this practical mystics modern gospel offers transcendent truths that set us free. Dan Millman, author of The Laws of Spirit