Eckhart Tolle is a new age provocative thinker and author of the best-selling book and audio course “The Power of Now”. Eckhart teaches us not to dwell on the problems of the past or the worries of the future but instead focus on the present, live in the present. The present is the only moment we have control over and the majority of our presence should be devoted to the present moment. In his book, he goes into a sort of back and forth with a person who play a “devil’s advocate” so that he is not so one-sided and can help you relate to his teachings. Eckhart has a humble presence, but his wisdom and teachings on the sense of one’s self goes unmatched amongst new age gurus. I would caution people not to overlook the huge importance of understanding the main concepts in The Power of Now. If you don’t deeply understand what it means to be “present” this could be the primary thing holding you back. The fact is in this new digital and connected world we are constantly bombarded with information and crisis. Studies show this increases anxiety and worry amongst the population. If you think about it, when you are worrying about the future your not in the present moment. If you have anxiety about a future event that has yet to happen, you are not focused on the current situation you are in and how to improve it. In the modern world it’s more important than ever to be centered and present for the majority of your day.
Eckhart is best known for the book The Power of Now but he has written many other books on deep breathing, meditation, and spirituality. Of all the spiritual thinkers out there, I believe Eckhart Tolle is the best at explaining these concepts in a way that can be understood and applied in real life. The concept of being in the presence moment has far reaching benefits into just about every aspect of your life. For example, women talk about how they wish guys were more “present” when they are together. In the pickup artist community, this is an important concept that more teachers are using and dramatic results. If you are married it’s important to note that you sex life with your wife will most likely be better if your more present in the moment. In business, your relationships with your partners, employees, and competition will be better if your present in the moment and truly listening to their perspective. Without exception, in all areas of communication being present will work to your advantage. For most people, they agree that things would improve if they were more focused at the task at hand. In business and life the difference between the winners and losers is usually a very small margin. Could meditation, deep breathing, and presence be the difference in your life?
If your interested in learning more about the self and other concepts that Eckhart focuses on then I would recommend the following:
If you are really into meditation or have gone through emotional or physical trauma I would also highly recommend:
If you are a fan of Eckhart, I would highly recommend Bob Proctor and Wayne Dyer. Both Wayne and Eckhart are part of the Hayhouse publishing company. They truly are a great company and put out a lot of quality personal development courses and material. I believe it is good to diversify yourself and plug into as many sources of knowledge as possible. Some may work for you and some may not. The key is to keep growing. Let us know your thoughts and experiences with Eckhart.