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.
Be the space which allows yourself to be yourself. When you listen to Eckhart explain how important it is to be present with yourself amidst the world of illusory form, you know that this is you communicating with yourself, your inner self and not your mind.
There have been comments from other reviewers talking about a heckler in the crowd. There is no heckler. If you pay close attention, the breaths and the laughter and the noises are directly from Eckart himself. Beyond that, this book is an absolute beautiful rendition of our journey taking us through This life not only in our physical being but also in our metaphysical being. Allowing ourselves to be present in the now is something that is definitely a lost art in today's society of massive social media outlets, prolific journalism outlets, and of course our own endless mind chatter. The lessons taught in this book are some of the most beautiful yet simple lessons life has to offer. I am greatly humbled to have joined Eckart Tolle on this journey and I thank him for taking the time to make these recordings.
Content and author are as impactful as always. The loud and sometimes inappropriate laughter of one participant was distracting.
I have not read the print version
Eckhart, of course
His sincerity and knowledge were imparted with the perfect combination of sincerity and humor to make his lecture both informative and interesting.
Listening to this audiobook, I was struck but the author's profound understanding of the truth.
Many commented about the "inappropriate laughter". If you think the laughter was inappropriate you did not understand the teaching at all.