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A practical guide to living life in the present moment.

This moment is it. It is everything. It is all there is, and the solution to any difficulty in your life is to be found here and here alone. 

Based on more than 25 years of experience, best-selling author and facilitator Ernest Holm Svendsen takes you on the most important journey of your life. The journey from the prison of your mind to the vitality and aliveness of the present moment.

In his down-to-earth style and using practical exercises and experiments, Ernest shows you exactly how to change your life by shutting down your autopilot and waking up to the spontaneous joy of being in the present moment. 

Through clear explanations and step-by-step guidance, How to Live in the Now offers a practical path to living life in the present moment which is available to anyone, no matter their life circumstances. 

Learn how to:

  • Live your life in the present moment  
  • Let go of anxiety and worried thoughts  
  • Create deep connections with others  
  • Stop seeking approval and be yourself  
©2019 Ernest Holm Svendsen (P)2020 Ernest Holm Svendsen

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Freedom to be able to connect

I really enjoyed this book. The discussion around our thoughts of humiliation and the fear to reveal ourselves is humorously described in the idea of improvisation. The book describes and sheds light on how our thoughts of victory and defeat can become boundaries to getting into our flow. Useful ideas to help remove writers block or stage fright (amongst other things) and step in to the 'now' of human connection and the joy and creativity that can come from sharing the skeletons in our closet’s. Thanks Ernest !

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Interesting view on how to living in the now

Ernest Holm Svendsen latest book takes an interesting perspective on how we avoid living in the now. He starts with explaining how science today view the mind. He then introduces a number of exercises that gives a practical guide to examining how the mind works and what takes the mind away from the now. He also explains how the story we tell our self needs to be examined and how total honesty can help us being more present. He ends with introducing how time and now are relative concepts from a scientifically point of view. As a whole the book gives a very practical guide to living in the now.

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A Lovestory with The Now.

This book gives me an experience of a Love Story with The Now. Getting to know that The Now is always here, gives me a deeper connection with my Mind and Body. In a clear and profound way, Ernest tells us, what prevents us from living in The Now by giving us different practices about how the brain woorks. We learn how our defence Mechanism can delude us from our true Identity., the deep connection with The Now .Practising these lessons we can live out daily Life more concious and creative , Accepting What Is.

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A hands-on guide for daily mindfull living

The author has again managed to explain the mindfullness-way of living in a practical way. The book offers a good explanation of how the mind works and several easy illustrative but relevant excercises.
The books has -and still does- helped me when I get caught up in the stories I tell myself about the world.
A must have for the 'learning mind'.

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Gain more presence and peace in life

This book provides help for those, who want to get free from stressful and painful thoughts and gain more presence and peace in life. The book explains basic properties about the brain, how it works and how it unfortunately often works against us. Getting this knowledge about the brain, we get the possibility to break free of its inexpediencies. While doing the exercises, we train the brain to work for us, to be present.
The substance is presented in a transparent structure and in a language that is precise and tight. Theory, examples and exercises go hand in hand from the beginning to the end. Meaning, that what seemed to be rather complicated circumstances about our brain, gets very easy to understand and to work with.
This is a small book that could mean a big difference to you. Now!

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  • 25-03-20

Timeless wisdom meets contemporary brain research

The simplicity of this book belies the complexity of the ideas it contains. In just over 3 hours, Ernest Holm Svendsen manages to distill the core practices of complex wisdom traditions like yoga, explain them in terms of the fundamentals of brain function, AND prescribe a “training program” to achieve the happiness that comes from truly living in the now. There’s no spiritual jingoism here, but rather a clear-eyed, matter-of-fact explication that has the potential to catapult a reader to a new level of contentment despite the twists and turns of life. With one big “if”... and that is, IF the reader heeds Svendsen’s exhortations to actually DO the “training program” he provides. It’s not enough to read about it, it must be experienced through practice. Fortunately for us, Svendsen has taken great pains to make that work as simple as possible, from his clear prose to the summary of practice he provides at the end of the book (and offers on his website for the audiobook audience—be sure to listen carefully for the link!). And it doesn’t hurt that his warm and lilting narration makes it feel as if one is listening to a captivating story.

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  • 24-02-20

A simple to understand guide to live in the now

The book How to live in the now delivers what it promises. I am a reader, who normally skip the exercises in books. For the first time I did most of the exercises in this book and I noticed the differences. I feel more connected with the now.

The book is easily readable, simple to understand and gives profound theoretical background on the theme’s it addresses.

I can advice everybody to read or hear this book. I read several books on this subject and this book has the most profound impact on me.

Nico de Vrij – owner of Darts Business Development BV

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  • 17-02-20

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Refreshing and inspiring!
Ernest points us to self awareness, and explains what it really means to be present in the now. Why is that important?  Because identifying the constant background noise in our mind, and learning that it is repetitive and temporary is the way to mental freedom, and a richer life experience.
Practical steps to our inner wisdom; and many reminders that “there is only now” when we are physically, mentally, and emotionally present in the moment. 
What does living in the now mean to you, today? 
“How to live in the now” points to the emptiness beyond personality and identity, and invites you to find by yourself that there is much more to life than the stories we tell ourselves.
J. Enrique Roman
LCSW Florida

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  • 16-02-20

HOW TO LIVE IN THE NOW

HOW TO LIVE IN THE NOW
I have read the book (I like books in paper more than audio-books).
And I agree; living in the now is a great thing. Something to strive for, if you want. Great the book takes the quest for The Now, presence, seriously and giving down-to-earth exercises to practice becoming familiar with The Now.
I didn’t like the part in the end about how there is no time – it didn´t quite fit with the topic? Why give priority to a useless, intellectual concept instead of giving us a method to gain consciousness so we can stop doing the things that doesn´t work for us any longer? Shortly; I missed a part about The Work in the book. The Work is an effective method to come to value and stay in the present, a method the author is very familiar with. Why isn´t it mentioned?