The Power of Now by Eckhardt Tolle is considered to be one of the best books written on the power of being present. This blog post contains our summary notes of the top quotes from the book and a review.
Whenever you try to do anything of importance, you will always stumble upon people waiting to tell you why it cannot be done. Often, these people are the ones closest to us, including our close friends and family. To succeed in any venture, you have to learn to disregard the inevitable negative voice of critics and forge ahead on your own path.
A radical, yet widely accepted belief amongst those with a strong spiritual bent, is that life has no external or material purpose. Society has brainwashed us to believe that we need to achieve so-and-so, making us all scurry around in a never-ending cycle of ‘doing’, instead of being able to just enjoy life and be in the present.
Often there can be significant differences between our perceptions of what our customers want, and what our customers truly want. Gut and Instinct are often poor predictors of actual consumer demand, as are the encouraging words of our close friends and family. Before you invest significant time, energy and money into developing a product, it is essential that you actually test if people will buy what you are creating.
If you wish to achieve large success, it is essential that you learn to think big. Too many people prefer to think small and focus on achievable goals, and miss out achieving anything big in life. On the other hands, people who think big, end up benefiting from lower competition, higher motivation and greater chances of success.
Too many of us rely solely on doctors and medicines to solve our health issues, ignoring the many real and known problems of modern medicine (including the very real side-effects and a focus on symptoms vs the root cause). While medicines have their place, we should not ignore the tremendous value of alternate therapies – including the power of our minds, the proper diets, home remedies and traditional medications.
We often see success and excellence post-facto, and it appears the sheer magnitude of what has been achieved seems impossible to replicate. What is not appreciated is that it was not any one major accomplishment, but a series of small steps taken consistently and persistently over a period of time that added up to something great.
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We all have to go through painful and difficult times, at some points in our life – it could be the death of someone close to us, the loss of a job, family or other difficulties. These books can help see you through these tough times of your life.
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We often place much greater importance to things, than they really deserve. By practicing the art of letting go, we gain a great degree of freedom from thoughts, emotions and things that prevent us from realizing our true selves.