Eckhart Tolle, “The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment”
Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now” has sold over 2 million copies and has been translated into over 30 languages. In this book you will not find commonplace truths and time-worn phrases. Get ready for an outstanding journey in pursuit of the real You and important lessons on how to start living in the Now – the only time that matters. It is only in the Now where you can find the right path to happiness. A simple and breezy language of the book will inspire any reader to start the most audacious changes in their lives.
Top 10 lessons from this book:
1. Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have.
Your life is not happening either in the past or is the future. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.
2. You can free yourself from pain, suffering and depression.
Stress, anxiety, uncertainty, all kinds of fear come from the fact that you are too preoccupied with the future. Guilt, regret, grudge mean that you are living in the past. Live in the present and you will get rid of negative emotions.
3. Any action is better than no action.
Even if you made a mistake, you have gained experience, and it’s no longer a mistake but learning. But if you do nothing you learn nothing.
4. First of all deal with your inner world.
Many people first try to change the world around them. But if you change yourself, outer changes will arrive quickly.
5. What a caterpillar calls the end of the world we call a butterfly.
You can look at any situation from a different angle. All it takes is changing your attitude towards it.
6. Watch any plant or animal and let it teach you acceptance of what is surrender to the Now.
Let it teach you to be unique, be yourself, be genuine. Let it teach you how to live and how to die, and how not to make living and dying into a problem.
7. Don’t be afraid to be an outsider.
Being an outsider to some extent, someone who does not “fit in” with others or is rejected by them for whatever reason, makes life difficult, but it also places you at an advantage as far as enlightenment is concerned. It takes you out of unconsciousness almost by force.
8. Accept – then act.
Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.
9. If you want to reach Enlightenment, stop constant reflection.
Enlightenment is not only about ending the conflict between outer and inner world, but also about stopping the terrible slavery of constant reflection. End the eternal inner dialogue, and you will gain freedom.
10. The things that truly matter arise from beyond the mind.
Your true awakening will begin when you realize that the most important things in life — beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace — are not the product of the human mind.
you can find the right path to happiness. A simple and breezy language of the book will inspire any reader to start the most audacious changes in their lives.