The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a book by Eckhart Tolle.
The book is intended to be a guide for day-to-day living and stresses the importance of living in the present moment and avoiding thoughts of the past or future.
The book uses Buddhism mixed with mysticism traditions to describe a belief system based on living in the ‘present moment’.
Its core message is that people’s emotional problems are rooted in their identification with their minds.
Eckhart Tolle writes that an individual should be aware of their ‘present moment’ instead of losing themselves in worry and anxiety about the past or future.
According to the book, only the ‘present moment’ is important, and both an individual’s past and future is created by their thoughts.
Eckhart Tolle maintains that people’s insistence that they have control of their life is an illusion ‘that only brings pain’.