Eckhart Tolle is emerging as one of today s most inspiring teachers. In The Power of Now, which has already sold over 150,000 copies in the US, the author describes his transition from despair to self-realisation soon after his twenty-ninth birthday. Tolle took another ten years to understand this transformation, during which time he evolved a philosophy that has parallels in Buddhism, relaxation techniques and meditation theory but is also eminently practical. In The Power of Now he shows readers how to recognise themselves as the creators of their own pain, and how to have a pain-free existence by living fully in the present. Accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned, he says, by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living present, fully and intensely, in the Now .ENDORSEMENTS The author writes with compassion, not criticising, blaming or ridiculing the reader. He makes enlightenment seem attainable and necessary for both individual peace and the health of the planet. Foreword Magazine Pointing to the portals of the eternal Present, this practical mystic s modern gospel offers transcendent truths that set us free.
Dan Millman, author of Everyday Enlightenment If you are considering getting back in touch with your soul this book is a great companion ...fresh, revealing, current, new inspiration. Common Ground Magazine
Eckhart Tolle was born in Germany, where he spent the first thirteen years of his life. After graduating from the University of London, he was a research scholar and supervisor at Cambridge University. When he was twenty-nine, a profound spiritual transformation virtually dissolved his old identity and radically changed the course of his life. After spending many years devoted to understanding, integrating and deepening that transformation, he has spent the last ten working as a counsellor and spiritual teacher, working with individuals and small groups in Europe and North America. He has lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, since 1996