The Power of Now
has been widely recognized as one of the most influential spiritual
books of our time. A #1 New York Times bestseller, it has been
translated into over 30 languages. The book has helped countless people
around the globe awaken to the spiritual dimension in their lives, find
inner peace, increased joy and more harmonious relationships
To make the journey into The Power of Now
we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self,
the ego, behind. From the beginning of the first chapter we move
rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where one breathes a
lighter air, the air of the spiritual. Although the journey is
challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language and a question and
answer format to guide us. The words themselves are the signposts.
A beggar had been sitting by the side of a road for over thirty years. One day a
stranger walked by. "Spare some change?" mumbled the beggar, mechanically
holding out his old baseball cap. "I have nothing to give you," said the stranger.
he asked: "What's that you are sitting on?"
"Nothing," replied the beggar. "Just an old
box. I have been sitting on it for as long as I can remember."
"Ever looked inside?"
asked the stranger.
"No," said the beggar. "What's the point? There's nothing in
"Have a look inside," insisted the stranger.
The beggar managed to pry open
the lid. With astonishment, disbelief, and elation, he saw that the box was filled with
I am that stranger who has nothing to give you and who is telling you to look
inside. Not inside any box, as in the parable, but somewhere even closer: inside