Just to set the record straight, I reviewed Meditation and Psychotherapy accidently as another book I got, unfortunately it will not allow me to change anything but the stars, Audible said you cannot change it or delete. the book is AWESOME! Tara Brach is Awesome! The book I was rating I returned and was aweful. sorry
Not sure, have most of his work.
No one, wouldn't listen to Tolle's teachings without him narrating
It has some basics that I have heard from him and learned already but for someone new this might be helpful
I have become more present since listening to Tolle's teachings and most of his teachings are outstanding, this one is things he already talks about in the Power of Now and New Earth and other messages, but the member of the audience that you don't notice much until the second recording truly is annoying and even though I could tune him out for the most part, I didn't think this was worth the credit.
As much as I respect Eckhart Tolle it was very difficult to listen to him speak because he speaks very slowly and makes many bodily noises during pauses. I believe he has a speech impediment so I am not poking fun I just found it extremely distracting. I was so excited to get this book thinking this was my perfect opportunity to quiet my very loud psyche and find some peace, but I guess you had to be there at the retreat to get the real impact because this book put me to sleep. I listen to my books during my 40 minute work drive and while listening to this book I almost veered off the road because it was so monotone and slow.
Yes, only because he is so in the moment, and calm that he lacks enthusiasm and the ability to animate the book/retreat enough for the reader to feel a part of.
Yes, it has a great message... and was an excellent bedtime story, I fell asleep in less than ten minutes every time I tried to listen to it.
Unfortunatelly the voice of the author makes the listener tired in the first minute. The author speaks too slowly, as if he was in a lecture. I don't recommend this audio book,
I'd rather read the book.
The story is good, but his voice makes the listener tired. There is too many breaks during the explanation.
I could not listen until the end.
I would recommend, that not the author, but someone who has a strong voice would present this audio book.
This talk really saved me from overthinking a personal situation that had me quite emotional. I just played it over and over and am still doing so. I go deeper each time. It's so radical but makes sense the more you wrap your head around it all.
Other reviewers talked about the background laughter as being a distraction. I seem to enjoy the laughter as a reflection of the real humor. I didn't find it distracting; just the opposite, the laugher became a gateway to feeling like I was there.
This discussion talks about the progression of awareness and how it manifests and coexists with thought.
The focus on the 'fierce side of awareness' is especially helpful.
It may be helpful to have a foundation to build on when reading / listening to this book.
At the beginning I wanted to stop it. But I said to myself, lets hear the opposite voice. I continued and one day in metro 🚇while I was listening, I felt the "Now"-amazing experience. I feel that unlike other books, this speaks of something real. it doesn't have jargon on how you can work on your mental power or how you can get completely happy. It is 10 hours, I suggest sticking to it up to the end.
you may or may not come to despise the laughing guy. as some others have said, his presence really is an opportunity to try to practice what Eckart preaches. it's difficult let me tell you!