Listening to Eckhart Tolle puts me into a good place and has become a part of my daily routine. He gives me a lot of food for thought for making decisions from a place of stillness, working with minimal effort by "not thinking" whenever possible, and "allowing" whatever happens without rushing to fix it (including one's own negative self talk and emotions). He's calming and entertaining, and I enjoy this particular recording more than the other ones of him that I've heard.
The variable narration speed is kind of essential when listening to Tolle. Sometimes you listen to him at double speed and it sounds normal, because Tolle is slow. But sometimes that's what you need.
I found "Your Brain at Work" by David Rock to provide a neurology-based intellectual foundation for many things Eckhart Tolle discusses. That book is about self awareness as well, and I've found it to complement Tolle's work.
If you liked the book the Power of Now, this book will provide you with more insight on the matter. It is worth!
Well, laughing man was very bothersome. At first he's not there but later laughing man wears on your nerves and takes away from the message.
this is a live recording of lectures with somebody in the audience who loudly laughs for a large part of recording. it is often irrelevant laughter where nobody else in the audience laughs. its very weird and distracting. towards second part of of the recording I couldn't stop myself of becoming annoyed at it, to the point that I had to write this comment.
Listening to Tolle speak is easier than reading his work, perhaps because he speaks so slowly and carefully. There's no way to skim or rush through what he is saying when he is speaking, which is just as well because it takes thinking about. As an added bonus, I didn't know that he had such a wonderfully self-deprecating sense of humor. I plan to purchase more of his audiobooks -- and the other kind too.
I am also reading/listening to A New Earth. He is also a good complement to Thich Nhat Than and Pema Chodron.
Yes -- I did listen to it over the course of a day, and will listen to it again. I am especially interested in Chapter 4: A Day of Silence.
I almost didn't buy this audiobook because of the distracting laughter that other reviewers have commented on, but I really didn't notice it. Don't know why. Maybe I'm evolving!
If you are truly a seeker of knowledge, this will be a good listen but if you are impatient or bore easily then this is not for you. There are many pauses and he talks very slow and repetitive. Not my favorite and I had to finish it but relieved when it was over. I feel that He does speak the truth though.
Calms turbulent thinking
New Earth; Power of Now
I actually enjoy his voice now, and his chuckles; I couldn't stand it many years ago. Like he says: "if you're ready to hear the message...." I am ready now and his message is the most calming, quieting, useful lesson I have ever come across.
Not in one sitting, but it's easy to pick up at any point; and I will listen to it many times in spite of the inappropriately loud and annoying guy in the audience who laughs LOUD when no one else is and laughs when nothing is funny.
This audiobook should be edited removing the obnoxious audience member and then offered free to all who have purchased previously. I can't believe they didn't remove him early in the talk knowing that this was going to be offered for sale. It was distracting and offensive.