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The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
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it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, spirituality, philosophy
Reading for the 2nd time. Most recently started July 30, 2022.

All I can say is that this is a life-changing book! Truly awesome!

Highly recommended to those who would like to improve the quality of their lives by realizing their “Being” through dwelling in “Now”. The past is past and the future is not here, and may not ever come.
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Reading Progress

August 1, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
August 1, 2014 – Shelved
February 19, 2015 – Started Reading
February 20, 2015 –
page 10
4.37%
February 26, 2015 –
page 33
14.41%
February 28, 2015 –
page 47
20.52%
February 28, 2015 –
page 70
30.57%
March 3, 2015 –
page 106
46.29%
March 15, 2015 – Shelved as: non-fiction
March 15, 2015 – Shelved as: spirituality
March 15, 2015 – Shelved as: philosophy
March 15, 2015 – Finished Reading
July 30, 2022 – Started Reading
July 30, 2022 –
page 70
30.57% "The present moment is all you ever have. There is never a time when your life is not “this moment”. Is this not a fact?"
July 30, 2022 –
page 92
40.17% "There’s the past in you. If you can be present enough to watch all those things, not critically or analytically but nonjudgmentally, then you are dealing with the past and dissolving it through the power of your presence. You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You find yourself by coming into the present."
July 30, 2022 –
page 128
55.9% "Most human relationships consist mainly of minds interacting with each other, not of human beings communicating, being in communion. No relationship can thrive in that way and that is why there is so much conflict in relationships."
July 30, 2022 –
page 145
63.32% "Every sound is born out of silence, dies back into silence and during its life span is surrounded by silence. Silence enables the sound to be. It is an intrinsic but unmanifested part of every sound, every musical note, every song, every word. The unmanifested is present in the world as silence."
July 30, 2022 –
page 155
67.69% "Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside, it's deep within you. You can never lose it and it cannot leave you. It's not dependent on some other body, some external form. In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form. You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature."
July 30, 2022 –
page 177
77.29% "Every moment, hold the knowing of that moment, particularly of your inner state. If there’s anger, know that there’s anger. If there’s jealousy, defensiveness, the urge to argue, the need to be right, an inner child demanding love and attention or emotional pain of any kind-whatever it is knowthe reality of that moment and hold the knowing."
July 30, 2022 –
page 177
77.29% "Every moment, hold the knowing of that moment, particularly of your inner state. If there’s anger, know that there’s anger. If there’s jealousy, defensiveness, the urge to argue, the need to be right, an inner child demanding love and attention or emotional pain of any kind -whatever it is- know the reality of that moment and hold the knowing."
July 30, 2022 –
page 186
81.22% "Growth is usually considered positive, but nothing can grow forever. If growth, of whatever kind, were to go on and on, it would eventually become monstrous and destructive. Dissolution is needed for new growth to happen. One cannot exist without the other."
July 30, 2022 –
page 205
89.52% "Occasionally ducks will get into fight. It usually lasts only for a few secs. Then they swim off in opposite directions & vigorously flap their wings a few times to release surplus energy thus preventing it from becoming trapped in their body & turning into negativity. This is natural wisdom & it’s easy for them because they don’t have a mind that keeps the past alive unnecessarily & then builds identity around it."

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message 1: by Dhandayutha (new)

Dhandayutha Excellent book.No nonsense and very practical.


Sara Alaee :)


message 3: by Glenn (new)

Glenn Russell Thanks. I've read the book and listened to the audio several times --- excellent!


message 4: by Sara (last edited Mar 16, 2015 04:54AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Sara Alaee Glenn wrote: "Thanks. I've read the book and listened to the audio several times --- excellent!"

You're welcome and Thanks for the comment:)


Isaac Samuel Miller Strong review


message 6: by Netlin (new)

Netlin There is another book on similar topic. Book name is: "A Timeline of Wandering Thoughts" by Shakeel Ahmed Shah. I request you to read preview of that book on Amazon kdp and review.26


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