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Eckhart Tolle is rapidly emerging as one of the world’s most inspiring spiritual teachers, sharing the enlightenment he himself experienced after a startling personal transformation. His views go beyond any particular religion, doctrine, or guru. This book extracts the essence from his teachings in The Power of Now, showing us how to free ourselves from “enslavement to theEckhart Tolle is rapidly emerging as one of the world’s most inspiring spiritual teachers, sharing the enlightenment he himself experienced after a startling personal transformation. His views go beyond any particular religion, doctrine, or guru. This book extracts the essence from his teachings in The Power of Now, showing us how to free ourselves from “enslavement to the mind.” The aim is to be able to enter into and sustain an awakened state of consciousness throughout everyday life. Through meditations and simple techniques, Eckhart shows us how to quiet our thoughts, see the world in the present moment, and find a path to “a life of grace, ease, and lightness.”...

Title : Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from the Power of Now
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ISBN : 9781577311959
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Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from the Power of Now Reviews

  • John
    2019-05-02 16:24

    Tolle has a way of giving meaning to life by using exercises, meditations and essential teachings (many based on Eastern philosophies) to bring peace, balance and harmony into our lives. The goal is to be able to bring about and sustain an enlightened state of consciousness in our immediate existence. I'm particularly attracted to the Budhist, Hindu, and Taoist notion of "no-self", relinquishing the ego so that life's challenges do not impact you, rather you flow through and around them. In my opinion, this philosophy embodies what self-confidence wants to be when it grows up.

  • Polina
    2019-04-20 22:12

    I never managed to complete reading the Power of Now although tried several times. This book was a god send, and even though it still suffers from what seems to be repetition of the same principle on every page, since it is a lot shorter I have read it in a day and feel like I have fully grasped everything that Eckhart was trying to convey in his main book. So if you, like me, find the Power Of Now a difficult read this book will definitely give you all the main ideas in a concise digestible form. I think this book will make for a perfect every day companion as the author suggests to read one paragraph or section every day to reflect and to remind yourself of the practice. Might also make a good intro to Power Of Now if you want to introduce your friends or relatives to the ideas put forward.

  • Zyra
    2019-04-30 22:13

    beautiful book :)

  • Marj
    2019-05-19 22:10

    This book contains many strategies to help us lead a richer, more satisfying life. In many ways it's the work journal or exercise of Tolle's previous work, however it contains many quotable lines which you want to come back to. Here are a couple:"To be identified with your mind is to be trapped in time: the compulsion to live almost exclusively through memory and anticipation...the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment...Both are illusions." (p.31)"Wherever you are, be there totally. Stress is caused by being 'here' but wanting to be 'there'. It's the split that tears you apart inside." (p.50)I read this book in one sitting, however because of its mantra-like repetition of key concepts, I think it would be better to dip into it from time to time, reminding oneself of the need to take time out to achieve balance, to centre our beings in tranquillity, to take fully immerse our self in the moment rather than looking forward or back.

  • Niels
    2019-05-07 20:21

    What a gem. So much more easy going than the original. Ought to be read once a month or whenever you need peace of mind. You dont even have to read from one end to the other. The headings allow you to reflect on the areas of your life where you need inner peace. For once repetition actually benefits the reader instead of annoying you.... Highly highly recommended.

  • S'hi
    2019-05-17 23:19

    Although this is the companion workbook to The Power of Now, which was published in 1997, my familiarity with the material and many of the processes have enabled me to read through it all in a couple of hours. From this point of view I can agree with Tolle’s suggestion in the introduction that it is an Introduction to the grander version in his previous book. However, it is still quite a substantial volume for a beginning of awareness for anyone who has not had any prior experience of this kind of work.My suggestion would be that a newcomer to the idea of meditation or mind awareness would benefit from reading through the volume reasonably quickly, perhaps jotting a few notes of the pages which seem most difficult to connect with. Then a second reading allowing plenty of time to practice the exercises will allow the more familiar and the less familiar to balance each other rather than feeling like too daunting a task.Once some familiarity has been achieved, Tolle’s own suggestion of randomly opening the book to read or practice an exercise will already have some foundation upon which to anchor its practice more readily. There are also a few quotes of one or two lines well worth writing out to display for triggering attention as you go about your daily tasks.A handy little volume to refer to on a regular basis.

  • Tami
    2019-05-01 21:25

    Practicing the Power of Now is a handy companion to Eckhart’s wildly popular The Power of Now. Essentially, Practicing the Power of Now contains the same information as in the first book. However, I have to say that I prefer this format. The first book was written in a question answer format. These questions came from the author’s students. He also included amalgamated questions that covered a variety of common queries. These question and answer sessions gradually took the reader from common perception through to an understanding of the illusions that we generally accept as real and the importance of the present moment. Practicing the Power of Now is written in formalized chapters summarizing much of the material written that first book such as being and enlightenment; the origin of fear, entering the now, dissolving consciousness, etc. The best quotations, mediations, and exercises first previously presented are also included.

  • Bill Braun
    2019-05-01 19:27

    The three star rating for this book has little to do with its actual content and more a reflection that it turns out to be an unnecessary purchase. It lifts sections of "The Power of Now", often verbatim, and offers nothing new.If it has some value it saves the reader from paging through "The Power of Now" to find the exercises.

  • Dawna
    2019-04-23 22:22

    It took me quite awhile to finish this book. There was a great deal for me to digest. Even then, I believe this is one that I will have to periodically refer back to in the future."The mind identified state is severely dysfunctional. It is a form of insanity."Almost everyone is suffering from this illness in varying degrees. The moment you realize this, there can be no more resentment. How can you resent someone's illness. The only appropriate response is compassion."This is a concept that stood out so starkly and put things in greater perspective for me. It also gave new meaning to the words "we're all crazy here". According to Tolle, as long as we continue to identify with the mental self as our True self... We truly are.p

  • jecca
    2019-05-19 19:07

    - rise above thought, give every moment the fullest attention with all senses- step out of your mind, realize that time and mind are inseparable (focus on the now)- acknowledge your emotions without judging them, accept suffering- resistance is experienced as negativity- surrender to life's flow, realize that cycles of low energy are vital for regeneration- learn from nature -- "look at the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin," said jesus- choice implies consciousness (the unconscious mind compels you to think and feel in certain ways)- full presence leads to peace, nature responds to peace

  • Elyse
    2019-04-29 00:10

    My husband and I have read all his books ---(started listening and reading him before many knew who he was).Master Spiritual leader

  • Ahmad Mustafa
    2019-04-28 16:02

    A very good summary and a hand book for the original book (The power of now).You can reread it as much as you like,and every time the contemplation will be a different experience.

  • Richard
    2019-04-21 21:05

    Eckhart Tolle published the Power of Now in 1997. Many inspired readers wrote him and requested a more practical version for daily study. In 2001, this small, but powerful version was released. Having read most of his writings, I tend to go back to this one and A New Earth quite often. Truly eye opening and life changing for me.

  • Lauren
    2019-04-26 17:04

    This is an important book for everyone to read. It provides the secret to peace. I dig Eckhart Tolle. I meant to choose just THE POWER OF NOW. That's what I meant to review here. I've never read PRACTICING THE POWER OF NOW, but since I'm such a Luddite, I don't know how to change my choice here so forgive my ignorance. Just surrender to the craziness of my now.

  • Fuschia
    2019-05-09 20:01

    A much more digestible version than the full Power of Now. I read that one years ago and it just didn't sink in as much. Now, after reading (and loving) A New Earth, this one was a great companion book.

  • Mason Lawlor
    2019-05-16 16:03

    I wish someone had told me that this was not new content from Eckhart Tolle, it is basically an abridged version of The Power of Now. So it's obviously very good, but not worth buying if you just barely finished The Power of Now and are looking for more.

  • Beverly Temporal
    2019-05-19 17:04

    I read this a while ago but just read it again recently. I love reading calming or uplifting or centering things before bed. And this is one of my favorites.

  • Sanjay Gautam
    2019-05-02 00:17

    The book is good.

  • Pamela
    2019-04-27 21:13

    A friend of mine is completely smitten with Tolle's book The Power of Now, and insisted that I read this smaller book while I was visiting him over the long weekend. Although I found a few things that resonated with me, most of that was of the "stop and smell the roses" type philosophy that I've believed for a long time. Most of the rest of it I found ridiculous - especially that people who act badly are under the influence of their "pain bodies" and therefore not responsible for their actions. I'm sure there was a lot in there that I missed, but I was so turned off by the terminology that I just couldn't take it seriously.

  • el Amine EL Metioui
    2019-04-30 21:59

    قوة الان، قوة اللحظة التي نعيشها الان، هذا الكتاب الذي اكاد اجزم انه من الصعب فهم و ادراك محاوره من خلال قراءة واحدة، لقد كتب تول و شرح لماذا يسيطر علينا الكئابة و الاحزان و لماذا و كيف سمحنا لذلك ان يحصل رغم اننا نشعر بكل شيء، لأننا غير واعيين بما يحصل و اننا صدقنا الاوهام التي هي الماضي و المستقبل و وضعنا كل امالنا فيهما ، و تجاهلنا [الان]، التي هي مفتاح الخلاص و السلام الداخلي و طريق السعادة، و أن العقل قائدنا الى التهلكة و الشعور بالذات الان و عدم التطابق مع العقل يجعلنا و اعيين بما نحن سائرون نحوه ،كتاب عميق جدا،

  • Richard
    2019-04-27 20:02

    absolute dross given to me by an idiot. should be used to line hamster cages at best

  • Joshua
    2019-05-04 20:18

    One of the most life changing books I've ever read. My thought process and actions have changed for the better thanks to some of the concepts of this book.

  • Lynne Tull
    2019-04-24 22:07

    Every once in a while information comes to me just when I need it. Sometimes it is a single word from a stranger, sometimes, a friend. This time is was in the form of a book: The Power of Now . I have to admit that I didn’t understand many of the concepts presented. I have gotten from it what I need for “Now”.Two things stand out as I think about what I want to tell you about me and The Power of Now.One: When I say “I am so mad at myself”, who is the “I” and who is the “myself”? Mr. Tolle identifies the “I” as the conscious or the inner self. The unconscious is the face I present to people as I act out my life situation. As I act out my life situation, I will find peace if I stay as long as I can in the Now. I do not dwell on the past or the future it is a part of my life situation. The goal is to strive to deal with the life situation from the conscious inner self, my real self, as an impartial observer/participant. Eckhart Tolle: “Nothing exists outside the Now. Nothing ever happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future: it will happen in the Now.” Two: When I experience a “life situation” that is not pleasant and even painful, I have three choices:1) stop doing what I am doing 2) if a person is involved, I need to speak to the person concerned and express fully what I feel or 3) drop the negativity that my mind has created around the situation and serves no purpose.I can recommend this book and its concepts to you. I also would suggest that you read it through the first time. Then, you can go back to particular parts that may speak to you at that moment in the Now.

  • Samira
    2019-04-22 21:07

    This book has proven to be one of the greatest Spritual books written in recent contains a power that goes beyond words and definitely leads us to a quiet place beyond our thoughts.sometimes i didn;t get time to read enough of that and I just carried it around with meand I could feel its POWER affecting me even whern I was not reading it.Here are a few lines made some chemistry in me:"The begening of Freedom is the realization that you are not "the thinker".The moment you start watching the thinker ,a higher level of consiousness becomes activated .You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought,that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence.You also realize that all the things that truly matter-beauty,love,creativity,joy,inner peace..-arsie from beyond the mind..."

  • Latiffany
    2019-05-08 18:00

    I enjoyed this book. I vowed to stay away from self help books, but I could not resist borrowing this slim book from a coworker. I feel like it can really change my mind-if I let it. The sections that dealt with controlling your mind stood out especially since my mind kept wandering all over the place while trying to read this book. It made me realize just how difficult it is for me to focus. I have been practicing reeling my mind in since reading this book.The portions on the Ego also made a ton of sense. I agree that the ego likes drama and chaos. I also agree that there are some people who love living in the past because those memories make them who they are. More attention should be focused on Now. The end lost me a bit and I struggled to stay focus and comeplete the book, but overall it is a good read.

  • Mel
    2019-05-01 20:25

    I found this book easier to read than the first one (Power of Now) as it's not so intense. I have to secretly admit that this was a joy to read as it's very enlightening (please don't tell anyone, it'll ruin my reputation ;-p).. joking a side, it's very motivational and helps calm the nerves (or if you are anything like me with nervous energy and find it hard to chillax). It also helps you remember to appreciate the little things in life, like the brown autumn leaves that scatters on the ground, watching rain drops on the window making random grid shapes as they cascade down the side of the glass, making shapes and funny faces out of cululus mediocris clouds ... OK ... I think I have ruined my reputation myself! STOP, look around, the only existence is NOW >8-D X

  • MizzSandie
    2019-05-21 18:57

    I'm not sure why I didn't like this book as much as the other Eckhart Tolle books I've read.It might be because I read it in Danish and so felt a bit disconnected to his voice and the flow just wasn't the same, or it could also be that this book just wasn't as good of course.Either way, this book summed up some of the main thoughts and served as a good little reminder. It was an enjoyable read, making me more aware and focused on some issues to work on or connect with more in my daily humdrum life.I still feel the power of Tolles words brings me one step closer to the power of Now.

  • Dustin
    2019-05-02 16:18

    This is a great book that compliments a Power of Now. If you're interested in growing spiritually and finding more happiness, I highly recommend anything by Eckhart Tolle. Much of his teachings are not new--the main ideas have been presented by countless of people through much of history. However, the way he presents it is fresh and easy to understand for people living a Western lifestyle. I highly recommend reading a New Earth first. Start on chapter 3.

  • Tomas Svitorka
    2019-04-28 21:02

    You have to read the book to understand... I read most of the chapters several times... first few times to understand.... and the times afterwards... to enjoy and admire.

  • Mahsa
    2019-05-17 21:11

    تله در اين كتاب خيلي روان به توصيف در لحظه زندگي كردن و رها شدن از گذشته و آينده ميپردازه، و چند تمرين عملي هم ذكر ميكنه. كتاب كم حجم و پر نكته اي بود و خوندنش خالي از لطف نيست.