The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle – #2 of 52 – Book Review

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The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle

My goal this year as a whole is to be more mindful and present. The Power of Now was actually on the list of recommended readings to become more mindfulness. As I move through the list I’ll be posting more reviews of those books.

The most difficult part I found with this book is the suggestion of leaving the analytical mind behind. How do you leave the analytical mind behind? My mind is constantly reminding me of things I need to do and what I have forgotten to do.

Eckart Tolle suggests that everything in our heads is our falsely created self, the ego, and problems. That we are not our minds and we can find our way out of psychological pain by surrendering to the Now.

“When you become fully present and accepting of what is, you open yourself to the transforming experience of The Power of Now.”

I did like the format of The Power of Now. There are two characters asking Eckart questions about the Now with Eckart answering them. It’s a format I definitely like with a book like this because I had some of the same questions.

However, there were parts of the book I had a hard time grasping because of the analytical mind of mine. I do know focusing on breathing helps bring you back to the Now.

My recommendation would be to start with a book and/or a program on meditation before tackling this book. The meditation will help you learn to focus on the breathing.

This book was a bit advanced for me at this beginning point of my journey. It is a book I will come back to once I am better at quieting the mind.

All of the books I have listened to are on my Book List. You will also find a link to Audibles and Kindle if you would like to pick up this or any of the books your self.

If you have listened to this book, please leave a comment. I would like to hear what your thoughts were of the book as well as things I might have missed.

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