I purchased this title as an audio book. I found it very soothing, almost meditative, to listen to. Eckhart Tolle gives life a new perspective and helps you find a little mental peace in this crazy, fast-paced world. I would recommend this to anyone who is open to exploring their own mind and those who are losing sleep beacuse of never-ending thought cycles. I am not sure how reading the book might compare. For me a huge part of the meditative quality resulted from listening to the words as he speaks with my eyes closed. Therefore I suggest purchasing the audio book. This is the first title of Eckhart Tolle that I purchased, but I am already a huge fan!
This book made a change in my life. I really have trouble reading non-fiction. But the author's language is so clear and easy to understand, and everything he writes is so important, that I finished it easily. Every sentence makes you think about your own life. The book helps you to stop living in the past or future and to realize that you are right here right now. And that is all you need. Unfortunately, though, it is quite difficult for the beginner to actually stay in the here and now, which the author sometimes doesn't seem to realize. He seems to assume that all you need to do is know this, and everthing will be fine. Still, reading this book made me understand myself and what goes on in my life so much, that I will definetely read it again!
you want to find enlightening- without a lot of meditation- do it NOW. If you don t like to read- you only need one book in your life to find happyness- and thats the books from Eckhard Tolle. They changed my life- I recomend first the first book- The power of now, and then thisone. You will awake- and you will find happyness without fear and troubles. I am going on to practice everyday, but i am sad, that it needed so long to find it.