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The Power of Now
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment | Eckhart Tolle
Self help.
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jen_the_scribe

I didn't much care for the question and answer format, but the information was vital to my own spirituality. A focus on mindfulness.

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readify
Pickpick

Wonderful and amazing book ...very inspiring. Now is all that we really have there is no yesterday or tomorrow just Now...

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dxmy
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Mehso-so

3/5⭐

After a semester I spent learning about spirituality an giving meaning to life, I was curious to pick up this book. It was quite good, but I think that if you're new to spirituality, it might be a bit too farfetched or dreamy, not sure. However, I got quite something out of it so it was worth it to me!

OleAnder I loved this! I don't much like too much spirituality stuff, but this for me with different than just 'energy' lol 3mo
OleAnder The part of observing your thoughts and such was so helpful to me and I have never thought that would be so easy to do 3mo
dxmy @OleAnder Yeah, observing your thoughts is a huge help! You could try the app Headspace, it's a meditation app that helped me a lot with observing my thoughts 😁 3mo
OleAnder @dxmy Thanks! I'll see it xd 3mo
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dxmy
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Have YOU ever seen a stressed oak tree? 🌳

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Drocchio03
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Bailedbailed

Coming from a fan of the “self-help” genre, this is possibly the worst read / listen I can imagine. I‘m angry at myself for wasting four hours of my life listening to this. Save yourself the time, here is the synopsis: be present in the moment.

Shemac77 THANK YOU!!! I disliked this book immensely and whenever anyone references it, I get irrationally angry. 3mo
RvnclawWhovian “Aggressively awful” 😂😂 that‘s hilarious! 3mo
Drocchio03 @Shemac77 I‘m afraid to tell people I read (part of) it, because if their response is that they liked it - our friendship would have to end immediately. And I‘m only slightly kidding. 3mo
Shemac77 Hahahahha!! I tend to quietly judge people who enjoy this book as well....even though really good friends of mine have read it and enjoyed it. @Drocchio03 3mo
Suet624 😂😂😂 3mo
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Drocchio03
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If I‘m eating lunch while listening to The Power of Now, am I not in the “now”? 😊

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Drocchio03
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I‘m currently all over the place with my TBR pile and randomly started this audio book on the heals of my Ayurvedic read. So far the *concept* makes sense, but I‘m finding the author‘s reading sounds like an attempt at brainwashing. And I‘m only half kidding. Unsure if I should press on, drop all together or move from audio to print.

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dxmy
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After following a course about spirituality last semester, I've been interested in it a lot more. It way less floaty and dreamy than I thought it would be, so I'm motivated to learn more about it!

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Anna_C1989
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Anche se impegnativo da leggere, l'autore mette l'accento su concetti importanti e per niente scontati.

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R_c
Pickpick

Consider yourself as a different entity separate from your body and mind and always keep watch on your thoughts as it is now. That‘s how you are gonna be able to control your mind. This is the fundamental theory of the book. This book describes a theory that‘s not easy to adopt but it works.

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rmaclean4

Nonfiction November continues. Listening to this on Scribd.

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theshrinkette
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"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have." - Eckhart Tolle

Mrsann2000 Odat for sure! 9mo
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sircacofonix
Mehso-so

Such a difficult read

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Pickpick

Awesome book...life changing just loved it 😊

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Nikbkwrm
Pickpick

Wow, this book brought me out my seat. It‘s crazy how the things he spoke about related to human nature. But we do have ability to break away from it and let go.

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Kentomas

"Your primary task is not to seek salvation through creating a better world, but to awaken out of identification with form. You are then no longer bound to this world, this level of reality. You can feel your roots in the Unmanifested and so are free of attachment to the manifested world. You can still enjoy the passing pleasures of this world, but there is no fear of loss anymore, so you don't need to cling to them."

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Kentomas

Victim identity is the belief that the past is more powerful than the present. It is the belief that other people are responsible for who you are now, for your pain or your inability to be your true self. The truth is that the only power there is, is contained within this moment. Once you know that, you also realize that you are responsible for your inner space now, nobody else is, and that the past cannot prevail against the power of the Now.

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CC_lit
Bailedbailed

Where do I begin...
There is some interesting material in here, mostly things he borrowed from Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism or even meditation techniques.
As for the rest...I suspect the author has led a very sheltered life. Let's put it that way.

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sanchitaluthra
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Revived me from a low phase of my life. It highlighted the joy and magnanimity of the present moment. Deeply engraved the importance of breath, consciousness and awareness in my life. A highly recommended read for anyone looking to begin and/or continue their spiritual journey.

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TiaQueso
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Been so wrapped up in the unimportant lately. This quote hits home.
“Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction.”

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TheBookKeeper
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"I have lived with several Zen masters -all of them cats."
Eckhart, The Power of Now

#eckharttolle #thepowerofnow #cats #reading

mab-solenne Haha that's a hilarious cat-in-library! 1y
TheBookKeeper @makovienka I like him too 1y
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charl08
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Panpan

Blerg. I finished this book a while ago, and I‘m not sure how to write a review. Most of it is trite and condescending, and it is full of irritating new-agey nonsense. But there are a few parts with some really good ideas, and I just hate what you have to sift through to get to them. 2.5 stars if that existed on Goodreads.

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lovelybookshelf
Panpan

Here's the thing: The parts of this book I did like? Most of it is in His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu's conversations in THE BOOK OF JOY, delivered in a much humbler, clearer way. (Amazing book, btw.) Most of the time, Tolle came across like a cross between Joel Osteen and Job's friends. The entire relationships chapter was super cishet-normative. Overall, there's some interesting insight and perspective, but not enough.

lovelybookshelf So yeah, check out this instead! 1y
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SShiney
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Pickpick

Love this book. I learn something new everytime I read it. Super clear and concise descriptions of mindfulness.

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readordierachel
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The woman next to me took all her stuff except for this and asked me to watch it. Said she would be right back. She's been gone for 15 min. She also left her trash. This feels like some kind of sociological experiment.

398.2 Lol Where did she say she was going? 1y
merelybookish Can you be present? 😂 1y
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BookMaven407 I would feel the same way 😂 1y
readordierachel @398.2 She sure didn't. I figure it was the bathroom or something, so I didn't ask 😆 1y
readordierachel @merelybookish 😂😂😂😂 1y
readordierachel @Reviewsbylola She came back after 25 minutes! Just said thanks and went about her business, lol! 1y
readordierachel @BookMaven407 Right? I was looking around, like, "this is a test..." 1y
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catsuit_mango
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Under lining so many sentences in that book that it looks like a rainbow

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catsuit_mango
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My spot for the afternoon

Tamra Wonderful! 2y
catsuit_mango @BookishMarginalia that spot has been in use by one member of the family or another all week end. Now it's mine (sadly this is a rental so I'll have to give the place and the flat back) 2y
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Ally36
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This book is simply amazing....Eckhart Tolle is a genius and the most enlightened person i have ever come across.
If you are seeking knowledge and wisdom in your life you must read this book...it will change your outlook on yourself and everything in your life.

There is a new paradigm coming to mankind...become the knowing by reading this astounding book.

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badralahdal
Pickpick

This book will change your life. A must read.

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EugLo
Pickpick

One of the best books on spirituality and self help.

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Moonchild_booknerd89
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Pickpick

❤️

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dariazeoli
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I've read A New Earth but this one's been on my TBR for awhile!

Eckhart Tolle is a proponent of the present - thinking about #rightnow and not the past or future. It's a daily struggle I'm pretty sure I inherited from my mother.

#augustgrrrl

Cinfhen It is a daily struggle & since I'm such a worrier, I give myself terrible anxiety over things that may happen. 2y
Cinfhen I blame my mom as well!!!! 2y
BookishJess I loved A New Earth but really struggled with this one for some reason. I ended up bailing but hoping to finish it someday. 2y
dariazeoli @Cinfhen How many generations of worrriers in families worldwide, I wonder 🤔 2y
dariazeoli @BookishJess Sometimes it's right book, wrong time. I hope the timing is right next time you try 😊 2y
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riversong153
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This independence day, we celebrate our freedom as the United States of America. I'm also celebrating a different kind of freedom. I was reminded by a friend and felt it as I watched our town's fireworks. Here's to new beginnings, experiences and freedom to be me 🍻 Happy Independence Day Littens! 🇺🇸

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Rachael_reads
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#currentlyreading
I just started this!! 📚

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Pickpick

When you just need a reset. I read A New Earth by Tolle several years ago, and found it very impactful. This is a good companion read, though I prefer ANE.

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Read4life
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I love this. No victim thinking.

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AbstractMonica
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I've done nothing but eat and read today. Day well spent 👍🏼 veggie soup and a blood orange, ginger and carrot kombucha .

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AbstractMonica
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Lacythebookworm Beautiful flowers! 😍 2y
AbstractMonica @Lacythebookworm yes! I'm a sucker for yellow flowers 🌼 2y
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Brenvco
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Before reading this book some people told me it was a difficult one. Which I honestly found very light, truthful and hard to live by. In my opinion is a great book that you have to re-read. I loved it and I think we all have to live in the now.

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mcipher
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This list is full of inspiration without being overwhelmingly heavy. My 2017 reading goal is (I just decided) one non-fiction book a month. They are my Achilles heel, I always stop a few chapters in no matter how much I like them! Eckhart Tolle is first up.

Nat_Reads I have the same problem! I did just read Seven Brief Lessons on Physics that totally blew my mind. Short, short, short--and really interesting. I'm not a science wiz or anything but it might be one of my favorites of the year! 3y
mcipher @Nat_Reads Okay, I can do 96 pages- and with that high recommendation it's on my TBR now. 😊 3y
lynneamch OK, I'll read this too. I've had it on my shelf forever. A New Earth was an Oprah pick many years ago. I often think about his advice about letting go of ego and recognizing the humanness behind the ego in others. @MelissaWright recommends it, too. And thanks for the compliment on my wallpaper 😄 3y
mcipher @lynneamch 😊 That ego stuff is hard! I'm working on it but I forget a lot. 3y
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AudiobooksToday
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Pickpick

Great inspiration. His publisher liked the novel version. #goodreads #audiobooks #ebooks #inspirational #Dubai Good-Reads.blog

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Revisiting an old favorite.

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1920sCrimeFan
Pickpick

Truly helpful in focusing on the present. 'Now' is all we have, might as well enjoy it and the book.

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JonathanTurnick
Pickpick

This book is not the end, but it was a great start to understanding presence and living in the now.