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Practicing The Power Of Now

Meditations, Exercises, and Core Teachings for Living the Liberated Life
Hardcover Book
New World Library
October, 2001
$24.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Gently and skillfully pointing toward the experience of the living present, the words and being of Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now, have been a touchstone drawing thousands of us into stillness and clearer awareness.

Practicing the Power of Now extracts the essence of his teachings in The Power of Now, showing us how to free ourselves from “enslavement to the mind.” While almost all of the material here is excerpted from his earlier book, there is some new teaching too.

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... You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You find yourself by coming into the present.


When you are unoccupied for a few minutes, and especially last thing at night before falling asleep and first thing in the morning before getting up, “flood” your body with consciousness. Close your eyes. Lie flat on your back. Choose different parts of your body to focus your attention on briefly at first: hands, feet, arms, legs, abdomen, chest, head, and so on. Feel the life energy inside those parts as intensely as you can. Stay with each part for fifteen seconds or so.

Then let your attention run through the body like a wave a few times, from feet to head and back again. This need only take a minute or so. After that, feel the inner body in its totality, as a single field of energy. Hold that feeling for a few minutes.

Be intensely present during that time, present in every cell of your body.

Also by Eckhart Tolle are Living the Liberated Life, The Realization of Being and The Power of Now, all available either in cassette or CD format, plus a 2-video set The Flowering of Human Consciousness.

Publisher’s Description: 

Eckhart Tolle is rapidly emerging as one of the worlds most inspiring spiritual teachers, sharing the enlightenment he himself experienced after a startling personal transformation. His views go beyond any particular religion, doctrine, or guru. This book extracts the essence from his teachings in The Power of Now, showing us how to free ourselves from enslavement to the mind. The aim is to be able to enter into and sustain an awakened state of consciousness throughout everyday life. Through meditations and simple techniques, Eckhart shows us how to quiet our thoughts, see the world in the present moment, and find a path to a life of grace, ease, and lightness.

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