The Power of Now

 

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The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is book that aims to help the readers in their journey towards self-discovery. The contents of the book include discussions regarding enlightenment and how it can be impeded by our own thoughts. Furthermore, the book also enlightens the readers on the role they play in suffering from pain and provides solutions on how they can address such problem. The book is a complete guide to gaining awareness of Being, liberation from the Mind, and achieving Enlightenment in the Now of things.

PROS

Readers who have inner struggles may find some comfort from reading the book. They will learn how ego can prevent a person from achieving spiritual peace and contentment. In relation to this, the readers will also know how to really be in the present after breaking through the walls of their own minds. The concepts and principles are discussed and explained in a very concise manner. Also, there are also practices provided in the book that the readers can use in experiencing the real world. More importantly, the book teaches the readers to become completely conscious individuals capable of controlling not only themselves but the flow of everything that is happening to them.

CONS

Some readers may not believe in the book upon reading it because of lack of scientific research to back up the author’s claims regarding consciousness. Other people may also notice that the ideas presented in the book can be found in other texts. They may also not like how negatively the author looks at the world today. Customers who bought and read the book claim that the author has no complete understanding of the concept of being in the present. Others also think that his notion of the present’s timelessness is wrong. Furthermore, some say that some contents of the vague are just redundant and too vague to convey any useful insight to the readers.

EDITORIAL REVIEWS

As Amazon.com puts it, the book provides the one true path to happiness and enlightenment. It provides a complete guide to people who have trouble living in the present. Furthermore, the readers are given the chance to get ahold of their own consciousness and emotions and use such control to live a more meaningful life.

The AudioFile praises the author’s ability to fluently convey principles and ideas to his readers. Also, he leads the readers to a deeper understanding of the experiences that they have at the moment.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Aside from being a writer, Eckhart Tolle is also a spiritual teacher. He originated from Germany and studied at the Universities of London and Cambridge. He achieved his inner transformation when he was 29 and since then, he had been working with various individuals and small groups as a counselor and spiritual teacher.

In addition to The Power of Now, Tolle also penned other books like A New Earth which became the first spiritual book to be included in Oprah’s book club.