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Power of Now, The : Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Power of Now, The : Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
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Author Name Eckhart Tolle


The Power of Now
A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

by Eckhart Tolle

What is the power of Now?

None other than the power of your presence, your consciousness liberated from thought forms.

So deal with the past on the level of the present. The more attention you give to the past, the more you energize it, and the more likely you are to make a "self" out of it. Don't misunderstand: attention is essential, but not to the past. Give attention to the present; give attention to your behavior, to your reactions, moods, thoughts, emotions, fears, and desires as they occur in the present. There's the past in you. If you can be present enough to watch all those things, not critically or analytically but nonjudgementally, then you are dealing with the past and dissolving it through the power of your presence. You find yourself by coming into the present.


Acknowledgments / Foreword / Introduction
The Origin of This Book
The Truth That Is Within You

CHAPTER ONE: You Are Not Your Mind

The Greatest Obstacle to Enlightenment
Freeing Yourself From Your Mind
Enlightenment: Rising Above Thought
Emotion: The Body's Reaction to Your Mind

CHAPTER TWO: Consciousness - The Way Out of Pain

Create No More Pain in the Present
Past Pain: Dissolving the "Pain-Body
Ego-Identification with the "Pain-Body"
The Origin of Fear
The Ego's Search for Wholeness

CHAPTER THREE: Moving Deeply into the Now

Don't Seek Your Self in the Mind
End the Delusion of Time
Nothing Exists outside the Now
The Key to the Spiritual Dimension
Accessing the Power of the Now
Letting Go of Psychological Time
The Insanity of Psychological Time
Negativity and Suffering Have Their Roots in Time
Finding the Life underneath Your Life Situation
All Problems Are Illusions of the Mind
A Quantum Leap in the Evolution of Consciousness
The Joy of Being

CHAPTER FOUR: Mind Strategies for Avoiding the Now

Loss of Now: The Core Delusion
Ordinary Unconsciousness and Deep Unconsciousness
What Are They Seeking?
Dissolving Ordinary Unconsciousness
Freedom from Unhappiness
Wherever You Are, Be There Totally
The Inner Purpose of Your Life's Journey
The Past Cannot Survive in Your Presence

CHAPTER FIVE: The State of Presence

It's Not What You Think It Is
The Esoteric Meaning of "Waiting"
Beauty Arises in the Stillness of Your Presence
Realizing Pure Consciousness
Christ: The Reality of Your Divine Presence

CHAPTER SIX: The Inner Body

Being Is Your Deepest Self
Look beyond the Words
Finding Your Invisible and Indestructible Reality
Connecting with the Inner Body
Transformation through the Body
Sermon on the Body
Have Deep Roots Within
Before You Enter the Body, Forgive
Your Link with the Unmanifested
Slowing Down the Aging Process
Strengthening the Immune System
Let the Breath Take You into the Body
Creative Use of Mind
The Art of Listening

CHAPTER SEVEN: Portals into the Unmanifested

Going Deeply into the Body
The Source of Chi
Dreamless Sleep
Other Portals
The True Nature of Space and Time
Conscious Death

CHAPTER EIGHT: Enlightened Relationships

Enter the Now from Wherever You Are
Love/Hate Relationships
Addiction and the Search for Wholeness
From Addictive to Enlightened Relationships
Relationships as Spiritual Practice
Why Women Are Closer to Enlightenment
Dissolving the Collective Female Pain-Body
Give Up the Relationship with Yourself

CHAPTER NINE: Beyond Happiness and Unhappiness There Is Peace

The Higher Good beyond Good and Bad
The End of Your Life Drama
Impermanence and the Cycles of Life
Using and Relinquishing Negativity
The Nature of Compassion
Toward a Different Order of Reality

CHAPTER TEN: The Meaning of Surrender

Acceptance of the Now
From Mind Energy to Spiritual Energy
Surrender in Personal Relationships
Transforming Illness into Enlightenment
When Disaster Strikes
Transforming Suffering into Peace
The Way of the Cross


The Power to Choose

.....So break the old pattern of present-moment denial and present-moment resistance. Make it your practice to withdraw attention from past and future whenever they are not needed. Step out of the time dimension as much as possible in everyday life. If you find it hard to enter the Now directly, start by observing the habitual tendency of your mind to want to escape from the Now. You will observe that the future is usually imagined as either better or worse than the present. If the imagined future is better, it gives you hope or pleasurable anticipation. If it is worse, it creates anxiety. Both are illusory. ....

.....The word enlightenment conjures up the idea of some superhuman accomplishment, and the ego likes to keep it that way, but it is simply your natural state of felt oneness with Being. It is a state of connectedness with something immeasurable and indestructible, something that, almost paradoxically, is essentially you and yet is much greater than you. It is finding your true nature beyond name and form. The inability to feel this connectedness gives rise to the illusion of separation, from yourself and from the world around you. You then perceive yourself, consciously or unconsciously, as an isolated fragment. Fear arises, and conflict within and without becomes the norm. .....
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