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Book Review: The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle is "the" book of the spiritual books, as per many critics. You will probably need to read this book several times, and each time it will mean something different to you, and each time your experience with it and knowledge will go deeper. I remember when I first read this book several years ago, I didn't understand much at all. Maybe I wasn't ready, but for sure it was the beginning of my own growth journey. The author suffered from anxiety and depression from an early age. He shares his own experiences and teaches others to help them on their path to spirituality and enlightenment. His intention with this book is to equip people to embrace their inner transformation, or at least to consider this teaching, even though they might not be ready to practice it. The big portion of the book is written as questions and answers to more or less common questions that come up in many of his seminars, meditation classes, and other sessions. The author recommends reading this content not only with your mind but also to involve your inner feelings, and to pause and reflect as you move from page to page.  Some highlights that I pulled out are in regards to valuing and cherishing your every moment, as the truth, the way and the light are within us. Our own mind causes our problems as it constantly thinks about the past and worries about the future. We are a greater being than our mind, and when we realize that all the things that truly matter like love, beauty, creativity, joy, and inner peace arise from beyond the mind. Lastly, the more you able to honor and accept the Now, the more peace you are going to have. 


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