This is a list of questions to help you prepare for the New Age Book Study that will cover Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now, chapters five and six. To find other review question blog posts on the same theme, check out this archive.
Remember, these are questions to help you go deep and engage. In an hour we won’t be able to cover them all, and so we won’t even try.
For more information about our New Age Book Study, check out its info page.
Chapter Five: The State of Presence
It’s Not What You Think It Is
Do you understand the difference between thought and presence? Have you experienced it?
The Esoteric Meaning of “Waiting”
Have you experienced both kinds of waiting?
Beauty Arises in the Stillness of Your Presence
Have you experienced the beauty inherent in Satori?
Realizing Pure Consciousness
How do you feel about the idea of consciousness being a varied, separate expression of the one-God-being?
Christ: The Reality of Your Divine Presence
What do you think of Tolle’s definition of Christ?
Chapter Six: The Inner Body
Being Is Your Deepest Self
Do you get it when Tolle discusses Being?
Look Beyond The Words
Do you think there is something wrong with you?
Finding Your Invisible & Indestructible Reality
“Compulsive thinking has become a collective disease.” Agree? Disagree? Why?
Connecting With The Inner Body
Have you done the exercise he recommends? How did it go?
Transformation Through the Body
What are the ways in which you make your body less or more important than Tolle thinks it ought to be?
Sermon on the Body
Tolle implies that you are not your body, and then says you are your body. What are your thoughts about this?
Have Deep Roots Within
Can you read and feel the inner body? What was that like?
Before You Enter the Body, Forgive
Tolle talks about forgiveness as if its easy for everyone, all the time. Do you agree?
Your Link With the Unmanifested
Is this a truth you recognize?
Slowing Down the Aging Process
Thoughts about this?
Strengthening the Immune System
Have you tried this in a small or large way yet? How did it go? What happened?
Let the Breath Take You into the Body
Have you tried Conscious Breathing? How did it go?
Creative Use of Mind & the Art of Listening
Have you tried this yet? How did it go?