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Book Review

Book cover for The Power of Now

The Power of Now

All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry - all forms of fear - are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.

I have been trying to practice meditation for a while before reading Power of Now. This book made me understand and appreciate what meditation tries to achieve. The author tends to get a bit unscientific at times, but it is so well-written that I was not bothered by it. The basic premise is that you are not your mind. You have an awareness that observes your mind, and the strive should be to identify with the Awareness that observes and not with your mind that chatters. "The Power of Now" would be my recommended book for anyone interested in meditation.