Summary of The Power of Now
A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
New World Library / Namaste Publishing
Beneath the constant stream of thought lies the source of joy and the gateway to the “experience of Being.”
First published in 1999, Eckhart Tolle’s spiritual self-help book became – with a little help from Oprah Winfrey – a number one New York Times bestseller and cultural phenomenon. His teachings borrow heavily from Christianity, as well as Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies. Tolle holds that quieting your relentless thoughts lets you become fully present in the “Now,” and that this inner stillness connects you to an eternal state of “Being.” Tolle’s subsequent books, including A New Earth and Guardians of Being, expand on his teachings. While always impartial in matters of religion, getAbstract recommends Tolle’s contemporary classic to those interested in mindfulness literature as a gateway to personal growth, inner peace and spiritual enlightenment.
In this summary, you will learn
- What the “power of Now” means
- How thoughts and ego can be obstacles to enlightenment,
- What three options you have in an intolerable situation, and
- How Eckhart Tolle advises you to achieve peace.
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3 weeks agoGreat and essential for winners
3 weeks agoGreat read
3 weeks agoGood summary, perhaps a bit "too" for me, but some very valid thoughts, like in all things...take on what makes sense and leave the rest.
1 month agoGreat summary. Get Abstract should summarize more titles like this.
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