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The power of now : a guide to spiritual enlightenment
Eckhart Tolle
Adult Nonfiction BL624 .T64 1999

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ContentsPage
Prefacep. xiii
Forewordp. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
Introductionp. 1
The Origin of This Bookp. 1
The Truth That Is Within Youp. 3
Chapter 1 - You Are Not Your Mindp. 9
The Greatest Obstacle to Enlightenmentp. 9
Freeing Yourself from Your Mindp. 14
Enlightenment: Rising above Thoughtp. 18
Emotion: The Body's Reaction to Your Mindp. 20
Chapter 2 - Consciousness: The Way Out of Painp. 27
Create No More Pain in the Presentp. 27
Past Pain: Dissolving the Pain-Bodyp. 29
Ego Identification with the Pain-Bodyp. 34
The Origin of Fearp. 35
The Ego's Search for Wholenessp. 37
Chapter 3 - Moving Deeply into the Nowp. 39
Don't Seek Your Self in the Mindp. 39
End the Delusion of Timep. 40
Nothing Exists Outside the Nowp. 41
The Key to the Spiritual Dimensionp. 42
Accessing the Power of the Nowp. 44
Letting Go of Psychological Timep. 46
The Insanity of Psychological Timep. 48
Negativity and Suffering Have Their Roots in Timep. 49
Finding the Life Underneath Your Life Situationp. 51
All Problems Are Illusions of the Mindp. 53
A Quantum Leap in the Evolution of Consciousnessp. 55
The Joy of Beingp. 56
Chapter 4 - Mind Strategies for Avoiding the Nowp. 59
Loss of Now: The Core Delusionp. 59
Ordinary Unconsciousness and Deep Unconsciousnessp. 60
What Are They Seeking?p. 62
Dissolving Ordinary Unconsciousnessp. 63
Freedom from Unhappinessp. 64
Wherever You Are, Be There Totallyp. 68
The Inner Purpose of Your Life's Journeyp. 73
The Past Cannot Survive in Your Presencep. 74
Chapter 5 - The State of Presencep. 77
It's Not What You Think It Isp. 77
The Esoteric Meaning of "Waiting"p. 78
Beauty Arises in the Stillness of Your Presencep. 79
Realizing Pure Consciousnessp. 81
Christ: The Reality of Your Divine Presencep. 86
Chapter 6 - The Inner Bodyp. 89
Being Is Your Deepest Selfp. 89
Look beyond the Wordsp. 90
Finding Your Invisible and Indestructible Realityp. 91
Connecting with the Inner Bodyp. 93
Transformation through the Bodyp. 94
Sermon on the Bodyp. 96
Have Deep Roots Withinp. 97
Before You Enter the Body, Forgivep. 99
Your Link with the Unmanifestedp. 100
Slowing Down the Aging Processp. 102
Strengthening the Immune Systemp. 102
Let the Breath Take You into the Bodyp. 104
Creative Use of Mindp. 105
The Art of Listeningp. 105
Chapter 7 - Portals into the Unmanifestedp. 107
Going Deeply into the Bodyp. 107
The Source of Chip. 108
Dreamless Sleepp. 110
Other Portalsp. 110
Silencep. 112
Spacep. 113
The True Nature of Space and Timep. 116
Conscious Deathp. 118
Chapter 8 - Enlightened Relationshipsp. 121
Enter the Now from Wherever You Arep. 121
Love/Hate Relationshipsp. 123
Addiction and the Search for Wholenessp. 125
From Addictive to Enlightened Relationshipsp. 128
Relationships as Spiritual Practicep. 130
Why Women Are Closer to Enlightenmentp. 136
Dissolving the Collective Female Pain-Bodyp. 138
Give Up the Relationship with Yourselfp. 143
Chapter 9 - Beyond Happiness and Unhappiness There Is Peacep. 147
The Higher Good beyond Good and Badp. 147
The End of Your Life Dramap. 150
Impermanence and the Cycles of Lifep. 151
Using and Relinquishing Negativityp. 156
The Nature of Compassionp. 161
Toward a Different Order of Realityp. 164
Chapter 10 - The Meaning of Surrenderp. 171
Acceptance of the Nowp. 171
From Mind Energy to Spiritual Energyp. 175
Surrender in Personal Relationshipsp. 177
Transforming Illness into Enlightenmentp. 180
When Disaster Strikesp. 182
Transforming Suffering into Peacep. 183
The Way of the Crossp. 186
The Power to Choosep. 188
Notesp. 193


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