The books I will recommend in this series have the potential to change your life. Although I will be writing many book reviews, only a few books will make it into this life-changing book category. My intent is to reserve this special spotlight for books that contain valuable insights and knowledge that can help you live a happier, healthier, and more productive life.
Book #1: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
In The Power of Now Tolle explores how we create our own suffering by not living in the now and resisting the present moment. Learn how to live in the present moment instead of allowing your thoughts to wander to the past or the future, and you will immediately understand that living in the now is one of the most powerful methods for transforming your reality and improving your life.
This powerful book delves deep into how our thoughts often control us and block us from experiencing life. Our ability to wake up to the present is vital for our well being. For some people (such as Tolle) this awakening to the now can take place suddenly, but most people have to train their minds over time to learn how to live in the present moment.
Some folks who read this book will never be the same again. It has the potential to shatter your reality and show you a world that is fresh, vivid, and alive. Things you’ve seen hundreds of times may take on a new and intense presence.
Other folks might never make it through the first few pages. It might not be their time. Either way, to give yourself the best chance at absorbing the wisdom in this potentially life-changing book, be prepared to handle a good dose of new age words, such as Being. In Tolle’s defense, it can be difficult to write about spiritual subjects and still please all readers with the choice of vocabulary (the “finger pointing at the moon is not the moon” phenomena). If you aren’t into new-agey sounding stuff, ask your inner critic to step aside temporarily so that you can receive Tolle’s message.