Would recommend to anyone waking up from there old dream. It's a great book for meditators and people who want more for themselves and their love ones.
His voice grates on me like nails on a chalkboard. The information is nothing new.
I really like Eckhart's approach to this subject. It puts a new spin on something that has always been there but rarely realized. I would highly recommend this book. It's a keeper.
Thoreau's 'Walden' and Ayn Rand's 25th anniversary introduction to 'The Fountainhead' summarize my library well.
This book is written primarily for those preoccupied with their past and/or future: to raise awareness of the unhealthy patterns that can come to yourself (and ultimately the world around you) with this continued mindset, with the ultimate goal of freeing yourself from those egoic chains through the understanding of these psychological mechanisms. This book successfully achieves that goal.
This was my first Tolle book. I do appreciate hearing books narrated by the author, though I did not care for Tolle's voice (pronounced German accent) the first time I listened to the book. Interestingly, I did not mind (if not actually enjoyed) his accent the second time I listened to the book, nine months later.
Most of the book comes off as Tolle "making stuff up" ("ego," "form," "pain-body," "internal/external purpose," etc.), but as someone who has struggled with dwelling on the past, I can say that Tolle's message makes sense even in the absence of empirical proof. Tolle draws on eastern and western religous philosophies for citations, with the teachings of Christ being the most referenced. His interpretations of biblical passages are perhaps the most refreshing that I've ever heard from that school of thought; he does good justice into tying those interpretations back to eastern religions.
"It's all form"--that's the thought that repeats in my mind after finishing this book and carrying through my day. And it's a wonderful thought to have.
A great book of life. To me, one of the most significant books I've ever read. But understanding the full impact of this book is up to the individual. I've read it over 5 times and probabaly continue to read it until I've completely memorised it. I must insist you read this book!
Eckhart Tolle reinterprets the wisdom of the ages for our modern world. This book provides a roadmap back to our own true essence. It is my hope that more people in our world can be exposed to these ideas, and put them into practice in their own lives. The insanity of our world is the symptom of our own personal insanity. The sooner we "awaken" individually, the sooner the world begins to heal.
Narrator is lame. No inflection.
Not really. Maybe a weekly series similar to a sit com or story to bring in the ideology.
Changed my life. I am no longer living unconsciously, thanks to mr. Tolle's book. Deeply grateful and I would and have recommended to many people, who want to change their life and way of thinking.
Really grateful for this work.
Eckhart's framework for awakened doing (acceptance, enjoyment & enthusiasm) was worth the time of listening. His discussion of our "pain-bodies", the importance of being aware of them and their connection to our egos was like a spiritual dissection for me.
Not that any of this is THE truth but that is a way to look at ourselves and environment that can give one clarity, power and freedom to live a life in a more conscious state vs not.
Plan to listen again with the physical book in hand one chapter at a time it's that good. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!