It is strange how sometimes things just seem to come together. Somewhat more than a week ago, I decided to throw out all conceptions I had about myself. From the moment I did, it has been almost silent in my head. My inner-critic seems to have taken a vacation. The world has become a lighter place, more pleasurable and peaceful.
A few days later, I started reading Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth and I feel I’ve come full circle, at last. I did not know Eckhart Tolle previous books, but I was captivated by the subtitle Awakening to your Life’s purpose. Reading this book felt like coming home to me. I was able put my journey into perspective and found a deep sense of peace. The book rang true with me on the deepest level. I’m trying to come up with a metaphore, but the only thing that comes to mind is the fresh breeze that blows through a house when you open the windows during a spring cleaning to let out the stale winter air. You smell spring and all you want to do is take a deep breath, let it all in. What Tolle writes is not new, but it certainly is renewing.
If you define yourself as a seeker, if you want to learn more about you, (your) Life and its meaning, this book will leave you speechless. It is mindblowing, litterally. With the book comes a once in a lifetime opportunity of attending world’s largest class online with Oprah and Eckhart . Join a community of over half a million people worldwide that are ready for change. Read, listen and be transformed.
Thanks for sharing how this book impacted you. I have not yet read this. I have started listening to his book “The Power of Now”, which is also very good. It is wonderful that you are feeling a new freshness in your life.
I was amazed by the clarity of Tolle’s writing. The level of energy radiating from it seems to be very high (hoping I’m making any sense here). Please let me know how The Power of Now affects your life. That is, if it does. 😉
As always, love to have you here. Thank you for responding and sharing!
excuse my reluctancy to read this book norea. you see i delved into ‘the power of now’ his other book, and it hurt my brain every freaking paragraph. it was too much to absorb and process. and i gave up on it. it’s still on my bookshelf though…i believe such a book still has the potential of helping me, but clearly i’m not ready for his message just yet.
so i gotta ask, did you find you had to stop frequently to ponder his message and apply it to where you are on your path, or does it flow gently from one stepping stone to another…nudging you along, but at your own speed? because then, and only then (i serious), i might open up to the first page and take a look…
I guess it is not necessarily an easy read. I’ve been reading and learning about these spiritual principles for quite some years now. And for me it sort of tied everything together perfectly. So yes, maybe you’re not ready, but maybe Tolle is not the one to teach you. If you want a book that introduces you to the same principles in a more gentle way,The Four agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz might be just your cup of tea. In essence, the message is the same as the principles are universal.
four agreements ~ read it, loved it, still read it occassionally! i too have been reading about this principles for years now, different teachers…tolle’s message is not original per say, it’s just that his voice is the one being listened to today. have you delved into Shatki Gawain’s “creative visualization”?? written in the 70’s, she was a woman of her time, and her voice is eternal…lol, i guess i resonate with her as a teacher than i do tolle. thanks norea! peace, lil xo
I just googled Shakti Gawain. I’m sorry to say I had never heard of her or the book for that matter. I will put it on my list and look into it when the opportunity arises. Thanks!