The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle was written back in 1999 I believe. Long before "A New Earth: Awaken To Your Life's Purpose" and Oprah took center stage in 2008. I read the latter first and now I can't put down "The Power of Now". Seriously… I've been reading it all summer! How did I ever live without this book? I just read it over and over again and each time, I pick up on something new. Though both of these books are very similar, it boggles the mind in a sense that it really doesn't matter. He is talking about the exact same things, but he makes such perfect sense you pretend not to notice or like I said you simply don't mind. It's the same teachings anyway, but with a different twist. Point is… they both hit home and resonated with me in a big way. Though if I had to choose, I am enjoying The Power of Now best! I refer to this book as my glue; it's what's keeping me together lately. It's a little funny and ironic how every time I seem to do something stupid or as Eckhart would say "unconsciously", I will pick up this book and immediately find how I could've avoided such a disaster! Apparently, I still have much to learn.
The Power of Now goes into depth of how we can free ourselves from suffering and the egoic mind which are one and the same. By going deep inside ourselves we find the peace and joy that is life. Our natural state of being. By simply living in the now, the only moment there is, or ever was, or ever will be, we are free of past and future. This is where all our so called problems originate from. Fear, anxiety, worry and stress are all made up from our egoic minds that live in the past or future. We are either thinking or worrying about something that is already over or we make up some future event that hasn't even happened and become fearful of it. We cannot predict the future… so why do we spend so much time worrying about it? Eckhart Tolle summed it up as this… Ask yourself, what problem do you have right now in this moment? The answer is none. We all have life situations that we must deal with, but there is no need to make them into problems. Do you see where I'm going with this?
I could go on and on praising this book. However, I'm sure we would both prefer you read the book rather than my rambling and that is my suggestion to you. "Read the book!" I'm sure you will be equally delighted with it as I am. This one's a keeper for sure! In fact, you can order it now by clicking on the link below:
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