Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from The Power of Now

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This manual-style book instantly dives into Eckhart Tolle's principles of "living in the moment," which could be a jarring experience for readers who haven't read his preceding book, The Power of Now. For the initiated, though, this makes an excellent companion guide--rich in exercises and meditations to help readers get out of their minds so they can live more peacefully in their bodies. Sometimes it's hard to fathom what on earth Tolle is talking about: "To regain awareness of Being and to abide in that state of 'feeling-realization' is enlightenment." Be patient. All concepts will be revealed (or at least more carefully explained). Ultimately, Tolle leads readers into a new form of thinking (or actually not thinking) that erases the consuming habits of waiting, worrying, and being in fear. The first step is ending the "delusion of time." He asks, "Are you always trying to get somewhere other than where you are? ... Is most of your doing just a means to an end?" If so, Tolle has a book full of advice for you. As simplistic as this may sound, Tolle's work has spiritual merit and depth, especially for frantic Westerners who find their lives diminished by packed schedules and busy-ness. --Gail Hudson

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The author is a preeminent expert on the power available to us when we focus on our immediate experiences rather than thinking abstractly about the past or future. At every moment, we have what we need to actualize our talents, connect fully with others, and dissolve the painful spaces between what we want and who we are. With language and ideas that will require some adaptation from many listeners, the author invites us to surrender our resistance to our true nature, which will be revealed to us when we stop trying to control everything. This eloquent lesson on practicing the author's ideas develops more momentum and comprehensibility as the program moves along, even for new students of this approach to life. T.W. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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