Get the key ideas from

The Power of Now

A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment

By Eckhart Tolle
16-minute read
Audio available
The Power of Now: A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now (1997) offers a specific method for putting an end to suffering and achieving inner peace, living fully in the present and separating yourself from your mind. The book also teaches you to detach yourself from your “ego” – a part of the mind that seeks control over your thinking and behavior. It argues that by doing so you can learn to accept the present, reduce the amount of pain you experience, improve your relationships and enjoy a better life in general.

  • Anyone seeking inner peace and enlightenment
  • Anyone who is experiencing pain and is unsatisfied with their own existence
  • Anyone who has the feeling that they are standing in their own way

Eckhart Tolle is a German-born resident of Canada who was depressed for most of his life until he had what he called an “inner transformation.” In the wake of this, he became a spiritual guide and wrote the bestselling self-help bible, The Power of Now.


What is Blinkist?

The Blinkist app gives you the key ideas from a bestselling nonfiction book in just 15 minutes. Available in bitesize text and audio, the app makes it easier than ever to find time to read.

Discover
2000+ top
nonfiction titles

Get unlimited access to the most important ideas in business, investing, marketing, psychology, politics, and more. Stay ahead of the curve with recommended reading lists curated by experts.

Ever read 4 books in one day?
Now you can. Sign up for a free trial—you'll get instant access to the biggest ideas from 2000+ best-selling nonfiction books.