A Summary of The Power of Now

The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle, is a masterpiece in spiritual writings. The main theme revolves around one core concept wrapped with other layers of meanings. There are also several good summaries of this book available online. I thought of presenting a short summary here in the form of a few sentences because this will definitely help the reader recall some of the most powerful concepts explained there.

– Enlightenment is the end of suffering

– God for most is a mental idle

– The main obstacle is identification with the mind which causes thought to become compulsive

– Not being able to stop thinking is a dreadful infliction

– Don’t define your identification with your mind

– All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, inner peace, joy, all arise from beyond the mind

– Watch the thinker (the mind)

– It makes us like mad men talking to themselves

– If we can’t stop thinking, mind is controlling and using us

– Mind likes to solve problems like dog chewing the bones

– There is no past and future. Only now

– Mind wants to escape the Now

– Be aware of clock time but not psychological time

– Present moment is all you have. There is never a moment other than now

– There are no problems, only situations to be dealt with

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