The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers - one that can radically change their lives for the better. Eckhart Tolle is emerging as one of today's most inspiring teachers. In The Power of Now the author describes his transition from despair to self-realisation soon after his 29th birthday. Tolle took another 10 years to understand this transformation, during which time he evolved a philosophy that has parallels in Buddhism, relaxation techniques and meditation theory but is also eminently practical. In The Power of Now he shows readers how to recognise themselves as the creators of their own pain, and how to have a pain-free existence by living fully in the present. Accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned, he says, by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living 'present, fully and intensely, in the Now'.