Review: ‘The Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle

A book that transformed my life (or better, helped me unlearn!). Scroll down to the bottom for a short personal review about how I came across this book, & now is the only book that I refer to when life is tough.

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Throughout my life filled with sorrow; a dysfunctional upbringing, developing type 1 diabetes at the age of 13 years, dealing with depression & several other psychological issues – I have always believed that there is a one single answer to all our problems.

My journey towards this book was one that started by visiting a guidance teacher and other type of therapists during my teenage years, which lead to a psychiatrist, then several psychotherapists and by chance (as I wanted to meet like minded people – that had a tough life) I came across a School of Practical Philosophy, which topped anything that I have previously experienced. I wish I knew this earlier in my life, however, I must say that Cognitive Psychotherapy & general Psychotherapy was what led me towards Practical Philosophy.

Experiencing Practical Philosophy, the desire to “know more” has risen in me, which led me to search more about the beauty, calmness & depth of the present moment! I came across ‘The Power of Now’ – a story of how a troubled man has risen into pure joy & ultimately understanding how the human being and world works.

I am currently reading this book for the fourth time, and cannot get enough of it. It also helps me sleep and calm my mind. Each paragraph (even though I had already read it) feels fresh and every time I read a sentence, further realisation arises within me.

I have read many books about self improvement / help (which were all amazing), but this tops it all, and I confidently say that this book is the most precious thing I have in my life. Thank You Eckhart!