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  • A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (3,118 ratings)

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To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace. They can be used to bring you into the Now, the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here you find your joy and are able to embrace your true self. It is here you discover that you are already complete and perfect.

Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language in a question and answer format. The words themselves are the signposts to guide you on your journey. There are new discoveries to be made along the way: you are not your mind, you can find your way out of psychological pain, authentic human power is found 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.

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"One of the best books to come along in years. Every sentence rings with truth and power." (Deepak Chopra)
"A reminder to be truly present in our own lives and liberated from our past and future. It can transform your thinking." (O: The Oprah Magazine)

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A journey into the now

Amazing book and profound message.
The narration is superb and set as a dialogue between Eckhartand his publishers, it's pretty clear lot of care has gone into the audiobook edition and the author voice is calm and clear, almost soothing.
Although this book is highly recommended please be wary that it might be hard to follow on a daily commute as it requires undivided attention. Better heard in the quiet of you abode.

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love this book

Eckhart has such a soothing and calm voice im so glad it's him reading the book xx

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life changing read

I have read this book several times, and being able to listen to it when i am not in the mood to read but still need the amazing, life changing wisdom is just great.
For anyone who finds life difficult, empty, excessively stressful or lacking, this book is your answer. Not only is it an easy read, you only need to read sections at a time to feel amazing. Please give this book a chance, because it is your answer to a better life.

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Starts of ok, but loses its grip on reality

This is mostly the secular parts of Buddhism but given modern labels like “Energy” and “Vibrations”. Unfortunately the author gets lost in these new definitions and comes to some strange and unjustified conclusions.

Don’t buy this if you have a scientific background, as the loose use of definitions will frustrate you.

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Awesome book

Loved this book, It has inspired me. Couldn't stop listening to it had to finish it.

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The Power of Now is Powerful

Thank you Eckhart for sharing your wisdom and experiences. I read the Power of Now a couple years ago, and wanted to re-read it as I was falling into a darker headspace. I stumbled across the audiobook form and was intrigued with the idea that Eckhart himself narrates it. I’m so glad I did. Hearing these words through his own voice was powerful. I felt so much more from it, and I know it helped me accept and let go of a lot of resentment that was building. Listening to this book was like a meditation. I can’t recommend it enough!

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No frills. No ego. This is the book. A must read.

It is difficult to distill this treasure offered by Tolle in a review. I hope I do not do it a disservice. Suffice to say I will be listening to this again each year and purchasing the text too.

One can tell almost immediately that the author Eckhart Tolle has profound insights into true spiritual Liberation. In fact one could safely say he is most likely permanently dwelling in this "unmanifested" state and is doing his best to convey this with love, clarity, and humility. He succeeded.

I recognise (as Tolle said we all will) that we already possess this knowledge, that we already know these truths. We just have to go into ourselves though living fully in the present moment. It sounds simple because it is. This is the torch. We just have to follow his advice.

I have been watching Tolle speaking online since the COVID 19 pandemic hit, so I had already been practising his advice in my life before reading The Power of Now. Since doing so I have found a complete change from my once intense anxiety to a much happier, peaceful, accepting, and calmer self and I intend to continue on doing so until maybe I don't need to ask the question at the very end of the book. It is true that sometimes difficult life situations can be a gift to discovering what we already possess.

Coming from a Buddhist background I can see many parallels. Throughout the book, Tolle briefly and skillfully mentions various spiritual teachers who all point the way to the same truth.

This book does not bog down the listener in flowery language or waste a moment getting into illustrating and exploring why we are as we are, and how we can liberate ourselves from our egoic mind which keeps us trapped in suffering and delusion, that keeps us from our true "Being". Being fully present every moment will bring us home. The power of Now is an instruction to bringing us into the "unmanifested", to our real "Being" . Some call this state the "Divine" , or "God". Tolle does this in such a powerful way chapter by chapter.

I did not expect this to be as important as it is. There are things that I need to think about fully, that I don't quite grasp as yet, and I would imagine that is because words are not really adequate. It is more experiential.

When Tolle spoke the last sentence, I wanted to start listening to the whole text again. I did not want it to finish. If we were all fully living in the now, every moment, the world would be the "unmanifested" and something to behold. I love you all. I would strongly recommend this wonderful book.
TYR

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Well that was creepy!

Right from the start I felt creeped out. Couldn't relate. Not sure what else to say. I probably could have endured but...

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found it hard to listen too

I didn't like the narration the voice and the slow pace of it couldn't get into it

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I wanted to love this but...

I so wanted to love this, the reviews were good but the narration was very slow and I found it offputting and wasn’t able to connect with it. I nearly gave up an hour through but stuck with it through to the end but just couldn’t connect with the narration or the content.

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