Book review of “The Power of NOW”

This is one of my favorite books, I read it at least once a year. I like the writing style and the way Eckhart Tolle explains practicing presence.

This won’t be a full book review, but there are a few specific areas I do want to mention.

“The key is to be in a state of permanent connectedness with your inner body — to feel it at all times. This will rapidly deepen and transform your life. The more consciousness you direct into the inner body, the higher its vibrational frequency becomes, much like a light that grows brighter as you turn up the dimmer switch and so increase the flow of electricity. At this higher energy level, negativity cannot affect you anymore, and you tend to attract new circumstances that reflect this higher frequency.

PLEASE EXAMINE WHERE YOUR ATTENTION IS at this moment. You are listening to me, or you are reading these words in a book. That is the focus of your attention. You are also peripherally aware of your surroundings, other people, and so on. Furthermore, there may be some mind activity around what you are hearing or reading, some mental commentary. Yet there is no need for any of this to absorb all your attention. See if you can be in touch with your inner body at the same time. Keep some of your attention within. Don’t let it all flow out. Feel your whole body from within, as a single field of energy. It is almost as if you were listening or reading with your whole body. Let this be your practice in the days and weeks to come.

Wherever you are waiting, wherever it may be, use that time to feel the inner body.”

That is a long paragraph to quote, but there is special meaning there. Most people think enlightenment is out of reach, but I think it may be reachable for many people for a certain definition. By continuing to practice feeling our bodies, we are in state of connectedness with our bodies and our inner being. For someone like me who is constantly mentally analyzing every situation, I easily get too absorbed in my projects and create anxiety in my mind. I am not sure if its actually possible to always be aware of our body, especially when we are in the normal world of working, but it is something I want to test our for the next few months. I will make it a point to notice my body as much as possible.

https://www.amazon.com/Power-Now-Guide-Spiritual-Enlightenment/dp/1577314808

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