I've been reading "enlightenment" books for years, so this one didn't grab me as it likely would many people. Tolle's voice is very soothing, but the male and female co-narrators seemed bored a bit. The chime every few minutes began to be annoying, despite the fact I love (and own) a chime like that. I realize the point it probably to keep people in "the now" but I tend to listen and apply separately.
For me there was nothing new here but it was good to hear it so that I can apply one more perspective to my repertoire. For me, hearing the author's back story was the best, as it shows people you can reach Nirvana from even the lowest of lows - much like N.D. Walsche of the "Conversations with God" books. Overall, definitely a good read.
I have recently buddha however I am a Christian. I love how The ACRE Inc. many references to God to Jesus Christ as your titties in parable in the Bible. He is able to go back to the stripped-down essence of what the teachings really mean in their original context and for me is a Mormon; I loved how he teaches about our godhood and how God is within us because we are His true spiritual children. Any Christian will love the deep teachings of Tolle.
As a mental health worker, it taught me how people can free themselves from suffering and how I can have a deeper understanding of their struggles.
The chapter about our roles and privileges as a woman was earth shattering for me.
His relationship advice and how to access love and forgiveness was so important for everyone to know.
Overall this book helps you to improve every aspect of your life.
The perfect book to read after reading Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser. Everything has been revealed and I am fully conscious. Total life transformation. Thank you for waking me up!
my first impression of This Book Is that is probably not for beginners. I do not think I would have understood the concepts in this book If I had not already been on the path of exploring. there is much that I can still not grass. I think it will take many times of reading this before I can fully understand what he's trying to say. I thought the oration was rather flat. I wish people could do these types of spiritual books without the monotone and ding dongs.