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The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle

Conscious Bob

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If like me you've got a lot on your mind this book might help particularly if you've a leaning towards eastern philosophy. The blurb stated at the time of printing that Eckhart 'is a contemporary spiritual teacher who is not aligned with any particular religion or tradition.' I found it to be thought provoking or rather non-thought provoking (this book is about the subjugation of the ego) and easy to read. In common however with a lot of new age philosophy it gets derailed when it comes to science, that aside pretty good.
 
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nickherc

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I'm not really big on self-help-new-age books. I like spirituality and philosophy, I just don't find "modern think positively" literature that worthy. But still, I heard good things about Tolle. Can you give us a bit more of insight?
 

Conscious Bob

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I'm not really big on self-help-new-age books. I like spirituality and philosophy, I just don't find "modern think positively" literature that worthy. But still, I heard good things about Tolle. Can you give us a bit more of insight?

Yeah, Tolle in this book encourages the reader NOT to think that is to say not to be diverted from the present moment referred to as the 'Now'.
 

SFG75

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I read this one a few years ago and never made it the entire way through. I've started and stopped a few times, just could never get into it though. I did read his: "A New Earth" book that Oprah shilled for. He focuses on simplistic Buddhist principles such as being present in the now, as well as meditation. Perhaps the weirdest element is his concept of the Egoic voice and how you can hear it alongside your own thoughts.o_O To me, he is a lesser star in the constellation but some of his ideas will be quoted on and on in years to come.
 
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