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The power of now

a guide to spiritual enlightenment

  • 3.77 ·
  • 84 Ratings
  • 1678 Want to read
  • 158 Currently reading
  • 90 Have read

Eckhart Tolle has emerged as one of today's most inspiring teachers. In The Power of Now, already a worldwide bestseller, the author describes his transition from despair to self-realization soon after his 29th birthday. Tolle took another ten years to understand this transformation, during which time he evolved a philosophy that has parallels in Buddhism, relaxation techniques, and meditation theory but is also eminently practical. In The Power of Now he shows readers how to recognize themselves as the creators of their own pain, and how to have a pain-free existence by living fully in the present. Accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned, he says, by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living "present, fully, and intensely, in the Now."

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The Power of Now
2010, New World Library
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1999, New World Library
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Novato, Calif

First Sentence

"A beggar had been sitting by the side of a road for over thirty years."

Table of Contents

Preface Page xiii
Foreword Page xvii
Acknowledgments Page xxiii
Introduction Page 1 The Origin of This Book Page 1 The Truth That Is Within You Page 3 Chapter One. You Are Not Your Mind Page 9 The Greatest Obstacle to Enlightenment Page 9 Freeing Yourself from Your Mind Page 14 Enlightenment: Rising above Thought Page 18 Emotion: The Body's Reaction to Your Mind Page 20 Chapter Two. Consciousness: The Way Out of Pain Page 27 Create No More Pain in the Present Page 27 Past Pain: Dissolving the Pain-Body Page 29 Ego Identification with the Pain-Body Page 34 The Origin of Fear Page 35 The Ego's Search for Wholeness Page 37 Chapter Three. Moving Deeply into the Now Page 39 Don't Seek Your Self in the Mind Page 39 End the Delusion of Time Page 40 Nothing Exists Outside the Now Page 41 The Key to the Spiritual Dimension Page 42 Accessing the Power of the Now Page 44 Letting Go of Psychological Time Page 46 The Insanity of Psychological Time Page 48 Negativity and Suffering Have Their Roots in Time Page 49 Finding the Life Underneath Your Life Situation Page 51 All Problems Are Illusions of the Mind Page 53 A Quantum Leap in the Evolution of Consciousness Page 55 The Joy of Being Page 56 Chapter Four. Mind Strategies for Avoiding the Now Page 59 Loss of Now: The Core Delusion Page 59 Ordinary Unconsciousness and Deep Unconsciousness Page 60 What Are They Seeking? Page 62 Dissolving Ordinary Unconsciousness Page 63 Freedom from Unhappiness Page 64 Wherever You Are, Be There Totally Page 68 The Inner Purpose of Your Life's Journey Page 73 The Past Cannot Survive in Your Presence Page 74 Chapter Five. The State of Presence Page 77 It's Not What You Think It Is Page 77 The Esoteric Meaning of "Waiting" Page 78 Beauty Arises in the Stillness of Your Presence Page 79 Realizing Pure Consciousness Page 81 Christ: The Reality of Your Divine Presence Page 86 Chapter Six. The Inner Body Page 89 Being Is Your Deepest Self Page 89 Look beyond the Words Page 90 Finding Your Invisible and Indestructible Reality Page 91 Connecting with the Inner Body Page 93 Transformation through the Body Page 94 Sermon on the Body Page 96 Have Deep Roots Within Page 97 Before You Enter the Body, Forgive Page 99 Your Link with the Unmanifested Page 100 Slowing Down the Aging Process Page 102 Strengthening the Immune System Page 102 Let the Breath Take You into the Body Page 104 Creative Use of Mind Page 105 The Art of Listening Page 105 Chapter Seven. Portals into the Unmanifested Page 107 Going Deeply into the Body Page 107 The Source of Chi Page 108 Dreamless Sleep Page 110 Other Portals Page 110 Silence Page 112 Space Page 113 The True Nature of Space and Time Page 116 Conscious Death Page 118 Chapter Eight. Enlightened Relationships Page 121 Enter the Now from Wherever You Are Page 121 Love/Hate Relationships Page 123 Addiction and the Search for Wholeness Page 125 From Addictive to Enlightened Relationships Page 128 Relationships as Spiritual Practice Page 130 Why Women Are Closer to Enlightenment Page 136 Dissolving the Collective Female Pain-Body Page 138 Give Up the Relationship with Yourself Page 143 Chapter Nine. Beyond Happiness and Unhappiness There Is Peace Page 147 The Higher Good beyond Good and Bad Page 147 The End of Your Life Drama Page 150 Impermanence and the Cycles of Life Page 151 Using and Relinquishing Negativity Page 156 The Nature of Compassion Page 161 Toward a Different Order of Reality Page 164 Chapter Ten. The Meaning of Surrender Page 171 Acceptance of the Now Page 171 From Mind Energy to Spiritual Energy Page 175 Surrender in Personal Relationships Page 177 Transforming Illness into Enlightenment Page 180 When Disaster Strikes Page 182 Transforming Suffering into Peace Page 183 The Way of the Cross Page 186 The Power to Choose Page 188 Notes Page 193

Edition Notes

Originally published in Canada by Namaste Publishing Inc. in 1997.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193).


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Library of Congress
BL624 .T64 1999

The Physical Object

xxiii, 193 p. ;
Number of pages
9.2 x 6.4 x 0.9 inches
14.4 ounces

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