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Personal Development Book Club: “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle
Monday, May 23, 2011
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Trustee's Room (3rd Floor)
Ekhart Tolle's message is simple: living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment. And while this message may not seem stunningly original or fresh, Tolle's clear writing, supportive voice, and enthusiasm make this an excellent manual for anyone who's ever wondered what exactly "living in the now" means. Foremost, Tolle is a world-class teacher, able to explain complicated concepts in concrete language. More importantly, within a chapter of reading this book, readers are already holding the world in a different container--more conscious of how thoughts and emotions get in the way of their ability to live in genuine peace and happiness.
Tolle packs a lot of information and inspirational ideas into The Power of Now. (Topics include the source of Chi, enlightened relationships, creative use of the mind, impermanence, and the cycle of life.) Thankfully, he's added markers that symbolize "break time." This is when readers should close the book and mull over what they just read. As a result, The Power of Now reads like the highly acclaimed A Course in Miracles--a spiritual guidebook that has the potential to inspire just as many study groups and change just as many lives for the better. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. AMAZON
About Eckhart Tolle
Spiritual teacher and author Eckhart Tolle was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. At the age of twenty-nine a profound inner transformation radically changed the course of his life. The next few years were devoted to understanding, integrating, and deepening that transformation, which marked the beginning of an intense inward journey. Later, he began to work in London with individuals and small groups as a counselor and spiritual teacher. Since 1995 he has lived in Vancouver, Canada.
Eckhart Tolle is the author of the New York Times bestsellers.
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About the PDBC:
There is nothing holding us back from the life that we want! So many of us desire to have, do, and be all that we can on a physical, financial, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual level - and we read books - lots and lots of personal development books. But self-created road blocks take consistent awareness and observation to remove. That’s where the book club comes in.
The Personal Development Book Club (PDBC) is a place where we can all get together once a month and not only discuss what we read, but learn from and support one another's individual path of personal growth and achievement. The PDBC is not dedicated to reading only one kind of book, but all books which deem to educate, inspire, and enlighten.Which books would you like to read? Which books have you read that you think others would like to read? Send your suggestions and we will add them to the list! Together, we can all be successful!
Books that we might consider include but are not limited to:
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! by Anthony Robbins
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Stephen R. Covey
The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
Unlimited Power : The New Science Of Personal Achievement by Anthony Robbins