Thursday, December 12, 2013

Read: The Power of Now


Title: The Power of Now
Author: Eckhart Tolle
Publisher: New World Library and Namester Publishing Inc, Canada (2004)

About a year ago, one of my friends recommended me to read the book A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. It was a good read, and I had thought of reading Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now. Eventually, I managed to borrow a copy of this book from the library and read it.

In essence, as the title suggests, this book discusses the importance of living in the present moment. A good reminder to yours truly. The book opens with an inspiring quote:

You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are! - Eckhart Tolle

Wikipedia has a summary of a few of the chapters from this book. If you are interested, you may refer to:

The edition that I was reading has a total of ten chapters. These were:
1) You are Not Your Mind
2) Consciousness: The Way Out of Pain
3) Moving Deeply into the Now
4) Mind Strategies for Avoiding the Now
5) The State of Presence
6) The Inner Body
7) Portals into the Unmanifested
8) Enlightened Relationships
9) Beyond Happiness and Unhappiness there is Peace
10) The Meaning of Surrender

I felt a sense of comfort to read this book and it turned out to be a page-turner over the course of two weeks when I was reading this book intermittently. This is a book that is worth a read.

This URL has a number of noteworthy quotes that were found in The Power of Now:

Do check out the quotes as well as Eckhart Tolle's webpage for this book:

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