I have read The Power of Now and A New Earth. I have also listened to the audio from retreats. This book condenses the teachings and provides a simple guide. I would not recommend this to someone who is unfamiliar with Eckhart's teachings as someone new to these teachings would probably prefer more background. I plan to keep this as my guide on seeking and keeping presence.
Listening to "Stillness Speaks", written and narrated by Eckhart Tolle was a wonderful experience. This audiobook actually gives you the chance to contemplate the key learnings in real time, by introducing the much needed silence during the audiobook. I needed to get used to that for a bit, but then found it to be an excellent way to "absorb" this book. Eckhart Tolle would probably tell me I still used too much cognitive reasoning instead of just "being", but hey, I am making progress. :-)
There are so many profound insights in this book, you have to listen to it for yourself. Multiple times.
Intuitive and simple in its presentation ... Profound and enlightening in its message. A book that everyone should read in whole or in pieces wherever the need speaks to you.
Stillness indeed speaks and Tolle's quiet presence is effective. We have been wildly seeking happiness in the wrong places. This is succinctly explained and it is clear that the answers we desperately seek are to be gained from the wisdom within. I love this book.
I found it way more profound to listen to his voice.
He transmits the consciousness of peace through his voice.
The material shared will take you inward to your Awareness. Being with whatever is in total surrender and peaceful acceptance.