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Written by Estella Vall

“There is no better time than the present” predicts Eckhart Tolle, writer of the best-selling book The Power of Now: A guide to spiritual enlightment.

The Power of Now has been recognized as one of the most influential spiritual books of our time. The book has helped a large number people awaken to the spiritual dimension in their lives, find inner peace, increased joy and have more harmonious relationships.

The book focuses on one major subject: How to be consciously present in the moment and what that can do for you in your everyday life. To make the journey into the Now we’ll need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of this book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air, the air of the spiritual. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being.

For many of us there are new discoveries to be made along the way. We’re not our mind, we can find our way out of psychological pain, authentic human power is found by surrendering to the Now. We also find out that the body is actually one of the keys to entry into a state of inner peace, as are the silence and space all around us. Indeed, access is everywhere available. These access points can all be used to bring us into the Now, the present moment, where problems don’t exist. It’s here where we find our joy and are able to embrace our true selves. It’s here where we discover that we’re already complete.

Many of us will find that our biggest obstacle to this realization is our relationships, especially our intimate relationships. But again, we’re in new territory and all is not what it had seemed before. We come to see that our relationships are yet another doorway into spiritual enlightenment if we use them wisely, meaning if we use them to become more conscious and therefore more loving human beings.

If we are able to be fully present and take each step in the Now, if we are able to feel the reality of such things as the inner-body, surrender and forgiveness, we’ll be opening ourselves to the transforming experience of The Power of Now.

This book is for people who feel stuck in their past, people who can’t get out of their own head, and people who feel like they’re waiting around for happiness to come to them. It’s also for those who complain too often, and those that feel constant anxiety or worry on the daily. If you have interest in meditation as a practice, or have never tried it but want some of the benefits, this book might be the right one for you.

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Sophie Nusselder

My name is Sophie Nusselder. I started practicing and teaching yoga in 2008 and knew I started travelling a path that would change my life. Ever since my childhood I remember having a natural desire for physical movement. Born and raised on the Dutch countryside I loved to bike and hike in nature. The awareness of the breath in yoga made me connect with deeper layers. A fortification of magic in life! To me yoga means aligning. Yoga and meditation are tools to remove that what blocks me and allow space – the space of pure presence. By constantly returning to this space I discover what truth is and what is not. It’s direct communication, which results in pure clarity, free feelings, liberation and creativity. I experience yoga as a feeding of my deepest yearning, it creates challenges to develop myself and it works as a support in my inner pursuits.

All points of view are welcome, even contradictory ones ? All we expect is that you put your point across in a civil manner.

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