The Power of Now (Book) – 4 ESL English Discussion Questions

The Power of Now

Summary reminder:


The Power of Now – A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment” is a spiritual guide that explains how people interact with themselves and others. The book explains how being intensely present in the Now, makes us respond from deep consciousness and flow with ease and joy in life.


Key Takeaways:


  • “Your life is now”
  • “Your life situation exists in time. Your life is now. Your life situation is mind-stuff. Your life is real.”

It may seem so obvious that your life exists in the present moment, in the now. While your life situation, relationships, finances… – those are situations that exist in your mind. Oftentimes, we allow our minds to consume our present moment. And in doing so, we fail to recognize the difference between our thoughts about reality and reality itself.

1- Are you an Overthinker?

If you’re not sure, you can test it here:

Are You an Overthinker [QUIZ]

  • Complaining is non-acceptance

“To complain is always non-acceptance of what is.”

Whenever you are complaining, criticizing, or condemning, what you’re actually doing is rejecting reality in favor of your expectations or convictions about what reality should be. And thus, you will end up less happy than if you accepted the situation and figured out a productive path forward.

  • How to deal with an unpleasant/uncomfortable/annoying situation:

“If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.”

When you are in an unpleasant situation, you can either remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it. Nothing more. No complaining. No feeling bad. You either leave it, change it, or accept it for what it is. Because complaining never helped and will never do.

2- How often do you complain?

3- How do you complain?

4- How do you deal with Chronic Complainers?

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