The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
"The Power of Now is a book by German-Canadian author Eckhart Tolle, published in 1997. It is considered one of the most influential books on spiritual development and self-development, and has been translated into more than 30 languages.
In his book, Tolle talks about the importance of the present moment and the lack of need to live in the past or future. He argues that all our problems come from our inability to stop our thoughts and just be in the present moment.
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"The Power of Now was written by Eckhart Tolle between 1997 and 1999. In the book, the author describes his own experience of enlightenment and the ways in which one can achieve instant presence in the present moment, which he believes is the key to happiness and awareness in life.
Eckhart Tolle says the book was written during a period of his own spiritual transformation when he was going through an identity crisis and depression. As a result of years of studying various spiritual traditions and practices, Tolle came to realise that happiness and awareness are only possible in the present moment, the "now" moment.
The book was originally published in a small edition in 1997 under the title The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. However, thanks to reader recommendations, the book became increasingly popular and was reprinted by New World Library in 1999 under the title The Power of Now.
Reviews for The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle has received many thanks from readers who note that the book has changed their lives. Many note that after reading The Power of Now, they began to better understand themselves and the world around them, which helped them achieve a deeper level of wisdom and spiritual awareness.
Some famous people who have spoken out about the book include Oprah Winfrey, who cited The Power of Now as one of her favourite books, and Jim Carrey, who noted that the book helped him find inner peace and serenity.
However, there are also reviews that criticise the book for its style and content. Some readers point out that it is too abstract and the need for constant attention to the present moment can be difficult for some people.
Some critics feel that the book is too abstract and philosophical, making it difficult to understand. In addition, some people criticise the book for not having clear instructions on how to achieve a state of 'being in the here and now' and how this can be useful for solving everyday problems. There are also critics who argue that the author uses too many religious and metaphysical terms, which may alienate some readers.
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