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The Journey Into Yourself Lecture

The Journey Into Yourself

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Publisher's Summary

The theme of this four-day retreat: "It's Always Now"

The Now is inseparable from who you are at the deepest level. It is the prerequisite of Being. As you listen to the words on this tape, you participate in the retreat. To "retreat" means to step back - not only from the outer world, but also from the world in your head, the thinking mind. Allow the sound of the words to take you beyond words and beyond sound to the stillness within. Allow the Now to be as it is and so realize the formless essence of the Now as consciousness itself.

Suggested practice: use the lesson throughout the day.

  • Lesson 1: What is your relationship with the present moment?
  • Lesson 2: Get into your body! Practices for inner body awareness.
  • Lesson 3: Using sound as a portal into stillness.
  • Lesson 4: A day spent in silence.
  • Lesson 5: Questions & answers. Being present, amidst the world.
  • Lesson 6: Questions & answers. The power of detachment and surrender.

    Blessings on your Journey into your Self.

    ©2003 Eckhart Tolle; (P)2004 Eckhart Teachings, Inc.

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      Robert Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 03-05-10
      Robert Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 03-05-10 Member Since 2016
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      "Recommended"

      I found this to be engaging, challenging and comforting. I find myself compelled to indicate that as the sessions progressed, I found myself anticipating and dreading the sole yacking, laughing attendee whose threshold for sharing his joy seemed quite a bit lower than everyone else in the room. In spite of my desire to "be in the now" - which I should have been , in response to this individual, I found it distracting and detracted from my ability to listen to it again

      7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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      Maria Santa Ana, CA, USA 05-26-10
      Maria Santa Ana, CA, USA 05-26-10
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      "MVRating"

      If you're familiar with Eckhart Tolle's other works, this one would be amusing but would not add much to what you already know. For somebody who's hearing him for the first time, this would be a tad confusing as he assumes he's talking to a familiar audience.

      15 of 17 people found this review helpful
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      Shavana 03-29-10
      Shavana 03-29-10 Member Since 2009
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      "Funny, unusual, profound and life changing."

      I just loved the whole retreat. It was serious, but also really funny and in fact light-hearted. In the beginning I wasn't too sure what to make of Eckhart's unusual approach, but ended up laughing out loud quite a few times with people staring at me if I wasn't in the comfort of my own home. I just couldn't help myself! His dry sense of humor and funny remarks, which sound all too familiar, would have the room roaring with laughter in no time including myself.

      His teachings are reflective and such an eye-opener. You just realise that this knowledge is all you would ever need. I found it made a real difference to my life.

      4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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      Gary Decatur, TX, USA 03-02-10
      Gary Decatur, TX, USA 03-02-10
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      "Really good and thought provoking"

      Eckhart Tolle has really good and thought provoking ideas, the main problem with this listen is the audiance is distracting.

      4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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      Jeri Waldorf, MD, USA 05-13-09
      Jeri Waldorf, MD, USA 05-13-09
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      "Great except"

      Eckhart Tolle is wonderful however, during this live taped session there was a man that kept laughing very loudly at sometimes inappropriate times and this was somewhat distracting.

      27 of 33 people found this review helpful
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      Greg Salt Lake City, Utah USA 01-26-15
      Greg Salt Lake City, Utah USA 01-26-15 Member Since 2013
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      "Very challenging to tune out the laughing guy"
      Would you try another book from Eckhart Tolle and/or Eckhart Tolle?

      Most definitely.


      Would you be willing to try another book from Eckhart Tolle? Why or why not?

      Definitely.


      Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Eckhart Tolle?

      No one. He's great. Very compelling.


      Was The Journey Into Yourself worth the listening time?

      I felt it was not worth the time, simply because of the distracting audience member. It was very difficult to get lost in the content. I just snapped back to hearing that laugh. it almost seemed like the person was actually there just to disrupt. He kept laughing really loud when nothing was funny at all.


      Any additional comments?

      I wanted to return this book but I was too late. If they had another recording of it, I'd be buying it for people as a gift.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      Leong Melbourne, Australia 11-26-12
      Leong Melbourne, Australia 11-26-12
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      "Over excited audience member"

      I have always been a great fan of Eckhart Tolle and enjoy listening to his talks in his retreats.
      However in this audiobook, from session three, there is a member of the audience whose over-enthusiastic laughter became more and more crazed as the session went on. It was funny at first but his incessant outbursts become quite irritating and annoying as the session progressed. I was rather distracted on my first listening and had to consciously block his outburst out on subsequent listenings. It was quite an effort.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      Kelly-Ann Glebe, Australia 09-14-10
      Kelly-Ann Glebe, Australia 09-14-10
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      "valuable"

      This is a great listen for both beginners and experienced people of the "present". Great exercise for keeping the mind fit.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      Jeff 01-10-10
      Jeff 01-10-10 Member Since 2015
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      "Powerful Stuff"

      After only a few minutes listening to Eckhart explain statements like "You are not your mind", it was clear to me that he is onto something powerful. I found his approach easy to understand and apply. As others have noted he has a unique voice which I found captivating and soothing. After completing "The Journey Into Yourself" I added three more Tolle titles to my Audible wish list.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      Abhishek BANGALOREIndia 12-31-09
      Abhishek BANGALOREIndia 12-31-09
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      "I love this guy"

      I enjoyed the book.Eckart has explained the subject excellently.It is very difficult to explain somethign which cannot be explained and Echart is brilliant.This was my first experience with Echart and am satisfied.Good Audio.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    • Sorin Atanasiu
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      "Perfect as always !"

      To helping you abide in your Self as the Self and whatever the heck you want to add

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Teresa Murphy
      4/23/16
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      "A very clear and gentle opening up the beauty of"

      I really enjoyed the experience. A gentle, slow and authentic presentation.Thanks for the gift of presence.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Joan
      RUISLIP, United Kingdom
      12/3/15
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      "A Must Have for Tolle Fans"

      This is a live performance recorded at a seminar. Eckhart Tolle is a fine and eloquent public speaker and spiritual teacher. I find his audiobooks calming and helpful. This title is no exception. It gets me to focus on the here and now and brings peace into my life. He is totally without ego which is incredibly rare and refreshing. The only downside to listening to a live recording is that some of the audience like the sound of their own laughter and are inappropriately noisy but that does not happen a lot and there is something refreshing about listening to a live performance from such an inspiring and genuinely humble man. Well worth a listen.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Liam
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      8/21/15
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      "Amazing! Tolle is a genius."

      Tolle presents both a deeply philosophical and gentle guide into the journey of self awareness. The religious frame combined with a philosophical structure made it accessible but revelatory. I would recommend this to anyone with a real interest in Buddhism or Christianity.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Gladys
      Londonderry, United Kingdom
      1/10/12
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      "Hmm, Not at all sure about this!"

      Having read the reviews I decided to purchase this title. My initial response was slight annoyance at his airy-fairy, insubstantial and somewhat meandering ideas. While there are some very valid and helpful ideas and a great sense of relaxed peace and quietude, this is sadly disturbed by his audience guffaws and cackles but worse (as another reviewer said) is his 'sniggering' and the 'heavy breathing' obviously caused by the microphone being too close to his mouth. Creepy! I have decided after several 'tries' that I cannot listen to him and sadly will not be able to take advantage of any of his teachings.

      1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    • Amazon Customer
      France
      5/16/11
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      "Annoying"

      I'm afraid that although Tolle has some interesting things to say, the way he delivers is annoying. He speaks too close to the microphone, one can hear him breathe which becomes claustrophobic, and he sniggers at his own jokes incessantly (accompanied by a member of the audience who whinnies in the background all the time), which really takes one's mind away from the seriousness of the subject he is treating. A disappointment.

      4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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      CARDIFF, United Kingdom
      7/28/12
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      "Waste of time and money..."

      This is my first review ever, because normally I'm very patient and understanding. But this...
      I admit, now and then you may hear some good ideas (which however you will forget immediately). But with all due respect how horrendously annoying this audio book was!!! Long pauses, his flat jokes and his constant giggling at them, his loud breathing, and people from the audience laughing when actually nothing funny was even told! So just do yourself a favour - don't buy this book, save your time and money!

      2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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