|The Power of Now-A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment: Book Review|
Author: Eckhart Tolle
Publisher: Yogi Impressions Books Pvt. Ltd
Genre: Self-help book
Why Did I Choose The Book?
While watching a TV show, Oprah Winfrey expressed her liking for this book. Hence, I decided to read it. The book Power of Now also was one of the best New York Times Sellers in 2000. I was excited to read as a lot of people were talking about it.
We human beings always stress over the things we did in the past or worry about the future. This book will transform your thought process, and you will learn to live for moments.
The power of now teaches us to train our subconscious mind to be at present to enjoy it. Living in the present is the path to happiness.
“Deep inside you is the magic you seek.” I strongly believe in it, and this book also talks about inner transformation.
The Power Of Now: Storyline
The Power of now is an endeavor to change lives. The author Author Eckhart provided his words of wisdom gained through his own life struggles.
He starts the book with his own life story. The story of a man becoming a spiritual teacher. He talks about his depression and the struggle he faced in his life. What made him summarize his learning and how this book came into existence.
Through this book, he enlightens everyone about his transformation. What changed his life from being a depressed man into a much stronger and happier person.
The books depict the biggest problem of a human being is overthinking. We can only free ourselves from negative thoughts by keeping a watch on them by observing every thought. We need to be more aware and be the observer of the mind.
The author teaches how to handle emotional pain and suffering by simply honoring and accepting the “NOW”.
We can combat our fear, pain, guilt, regret, resentment, sadness, and bitterness with practice. Once we understand it, we can excel in our spiritual journey.
Must Read For:
Anyone who is struggling to fight depression can opt for this book. Believe me, it will have a profound impact on you.
If you are a restless person, don’t know to control your negative thoughts. Want to understand how to train your subconscious mind then undoubtedly you will like the book.
It’s a life-changing book. Definitely will help you to focus on today. If you focus on today, it’s more than enough to gain clarity about your life. You become a happier and stronger person indeed.
About The Author:
Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher and best-selling author. He has been helping and guiding people with his practical ways to practice spirituality.
Some of his popular works includes: (Affiliate links are provided, if you wish to purchase)
- A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
- Stillness Speaks
- Practicing the Power of Now
- Oneness With All Life: Inspirational Selections from A New Earth
- Guardians of being
- Milton’s Secret: An Adventure of Discovery Through Then, When, and the Power of Now
- Living a Life of Inner Peace
- The Journey into Yourself: A Retreat to Deepen the Realization of Your Essential Nature
Interesting Things About The Power of Now:
The author has used the question-answer pattern to explain the facts. He preaches some of the practices of Buddha and Jesus in a beautiful manner.
He explains nothing exists outside the now with a beautiful example of the moon.
Past and future have not the reality of their own. Just as the moon has no light of its own, but can only reflect the light of the sun, so are the past and future only pale reflections of the light, power, and reality of the eternal present. Their reality is “borrowed” from the Now.
Quotes From The Book:
“The moment you realize you are not present, you are present. Whenever you are able to observe your mind, you are no longer trapped in it. Another factor has come in, something that is not of the mind: the witnessing presence.”
“Love is a state of being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you. It is not dependent on some other body, some external form.”
“You attract and manifest whatever corresponds to your inner state.”
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