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!
Eckhart Tolle's message is great, but you would think the crowd thinks he's Chris Rock as much as they're laughing - it's not that funny people. Particularly this one lady with this cackling laugh - I didn't know Nelson from the Simpsons was into spiritual awakening. I swear she's there so you can practice acceptance of what is.
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.