This is a good lecture to listen to after reading "The Power of Now." I've looked through Tolle's other books and most seem to be a rehashing of "The Power of Now," a sort of commercialized industry. A few are good though. The "Art of Presence" is one such good audio to listen to on my Ipod when walking or doing other things.
The unique thing about the lecture is that Tolle can direct you to pause in order to reflect or delve into a subject at the appropriate moment. This is further enhanced by the question and answer period, where I can pause after each exchange or let each question and answer section flow into the other.
I've read in other reviews that some people are turned off by his strange laugh, which it is. But if you are turned off by his laugh, then you have missed his message because you are tuned into your ego. His laugh is in fact the aspect one could focus on because it relates to a variety of concepts he explicates--or doesn't explicate if you understand his way of informing. I don't think he even knows how his laugh is a key to his work.
I think an important point to keep in mind is that one shouldn't give up on the message simply because one doesn't like the messenger. I would also not recommend that one become a Tolle-freak disciple. Listen, learn, and adapt your take on his concepts.
I notice Louise has many books and audios out. This was one audio I bought because of its cost--ended up being a great value.
This is one good audio of many affirmations that either I can accept or ponder on. The affirmations are accompanied by some peaceful piano music. I especially like to ponder on some of the affirmations to see whether they apply or not to my life. Or whether I can extend the affirmations to other aspects of my life.
I like to listen to Louise when working on something a bit stressful or when I'm tending towards negative thoughts. Sometimes its just good to have someone remind me of the many great things about me or how many of the negative things in life are actually seeds for future growth.
Whats interesting is that I do feel powerful after listening to her soothing voice. And her voice and emphasis are genuinely caring and thoughtful, not just a marketing pitch.
Also, Louise Hay runs Hayhouse Radio, a station with many weekly discussions between certain authors like Wayne Dyer and everyday people calling in.
I also have gone to the bookstore and see that her books are well written and mature. It's a guide for buying some more of her audio books. I read more on Louise to find she is real product of her work.
Nothing better than someone who nows what it's like to go from the bottom to a glorious life.
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