The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Living one’s life in complete acceptance of what is, because it is.
I first read The Power of Now almost a decade ago, and it changed my life. Since then, I’ve read this book at least once a year.
In this book, Eckhart Tolle explains the meaning of living one’s life in present moment awareness, the meaning of living in the NOW moment. Eckhart Tolle delves into how the human mind operates and how it can get overtaken by the ego and the pain body, which causes human beings to live in unconsciousness. Then he teaches readers practices that can help one to disidentify the mind from the ego’s control and to become an instrument of awareness.
A lot has been said about Eckhart Tolle’s message in The Power of Now, and I’m sure nothing that I say can add to that. But from a personal level, I’ve to say that reading this book was a sort of the beginning of my journey to seek to awaken from the dream that I’d lived in up until that point. In reading this book, I got direct answers to the many questions that I didn’t even know I had about my life. From reading this book, I started to understand the nature of life on this earth. In simple words and terms, I got to understand the nature of pain, the nature of the ego, the nature of what we humans might call evil or the devil. What is more, I began to understand what it means to live in the now moment.
As a disclaimer, it doesn’t mean that I always practice the invaluable lessons shared in this book, but at least I’m very grateful to have had some of life’s mysteries explained to me is a simple and conversational manner.
I also read A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle and enjoyed it very much—but for me it was more an expansion on the key principles that I’d already learned in The Power of Now.
I highly recommend this book to other readers, even those who may not necessarily be considering following a path to spiritual awakening. I think just reading the ideas presented in this book would be helpful to most readers. I give this book a solid 5 stars.