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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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      Light Lover 06-08-09
      Light Lover 06-08-09 Member Since 2015

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      "Take a retreat with Tolle!"

      Eckharts clear mind and calm demeanor, are both wise and insightful. Listening to this recording from one of his retreats--made me feel as if I was there. It was very healing and brought a lot of wisdom and compassion to my own practice of being (present).

      11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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      megan Tintenbar, Australia 05-25-09
      megan Tintenbar, Australia 05-25-09
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      "Awesome"

      Eckhart Tolle shares this ancient knowledge in an extraordinarily accessible way - for a western mind. I found the laughter a delightful expression of the waves of joy that come with a taste of consciousness becoming aware of itself.

      10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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      redlockeddoc Virginia 11-28-09
      redlockeddoc Virginia 11-28-09 Member Since 2016

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      "Inspiring and calming"

      I have both of Tolle's books, but this siminar is a different experience and a very pleasant listen. His voice is so slow and soothing. He shows his excellent and subtle sense of humor. I can listen again and again.

      7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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      Cindy Topanga, CA, USA 05-29-09
      Cindy Topanga, CA, USA 05-29-09
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      "Laughter is spirit"

      What begins as one man speaking from spirit and one man laughing evolves into the joy of the entire group. This set of sessions is truly enlightening and the levity deepens the understanding and helps for the listener to "get the joke" that is the human experience.

      6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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      Jes Hobart, IN, United States 10-17-16
      Jes Hobart, IN, United States 10-17-16 Member Since 2011
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      "A good talk on being preset"

      In this book the author will take you on a retreat and I would say you practice with him. However, this is a long book, so break it up over 6 or 7 days reading only an hour a day. This will allow you to assimilate the information easily. At the same time if you're not familiar with the author's work you may want to start with 'How to see yourself as you really are' by the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama can be light and Tolle can be heavy and intensive. If you've ever read anything by Joseph Rael you'll understand.

      My only issue with this book was the sound quality as the author speaks the voice quality wasn't consistent.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      Te.Love Catonsville, MD 02-05-16
      Te.Love Catonsville, MD 02-05-16 Member Since 2013

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      "Put me to sleep!"

      I absolutely love, love, love Tolle ... however, his narration with his rambling and almost monotonous voice and too long gaps between thoughts (at times) just about put me to sleep. I listen to audible books on my hour+ drive to/from work. I have never been almost lulled into sleep before. So I decided to return this and buy the actual book. It's very hard when the narration is intended to comfort you into La-La land vs. help you rise to a higher life.

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      Muayad Abbas 07-11-15 Member Since 2014
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      "Great except for loud laughing..."

      Loved it. Sound of laughing in the background on some of the chapters is distracting. Would be great if they can reduce on the recording. Otherwise great!

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      Amazon Customer 01-25-15
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      "Wish that I had discovered Tolle years ago"
      What did you love best about The Journey Into Yourself?

      Listening to Tolle speak is easier than reading his work, perhaps because he speaks so slowly and carefully. There's no way to skim or rush through what he is saying when he is speaking, which is just as well because it takes thinking about. As an added bonus, I didn't know that he had such a wonderfully self-deprecating sense of humor. I plan to purchase more of his audiobooks -- and the other kind too.


      What other book might you compare The Journey Into Yourself to and why?

      I am also reading/listening to A New Earth. He is also a good complement to Thich Nhat Than and Pema Chodron.


      Which character – as performed by Eckhart Tolle – was your favorite?

      n/a


      Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

      Yes -- I did listen to it over the course of a day, and will listen to it again. I am especially interested in Chapter 4: A Day of Silence.


      Any additional comments?

      I almost didn't buy this audiobook because of the distracting laughter that other reviewers have commented on, but I really didn't notice it. Don't know why. Maybe I'm evolving!

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      Abgirl Canada 05-07-14
      Abgirl Canada 05-07-14 Member Since 2011

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      "Great, but listen to " the power of now ""
      Any additional comments?

      Fantastic if you follow Tolle, but I think it would leave you confused or mystified if you hadn't read his books. If you have then it another fantastic adventure.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      Preshy's Sister 04-10-14

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      "so difficult to hear"
      What disappointed you about The Journey Into Yourself?

      the acoustics, the volume, the crowd asks questions that arent audible.


      What was most disappointing about Eckhart Tolle’s story?

      i love eckhart - i just couldnt hear it.


      How could the performance have been better?

      sound quality


      Any additional comments?

      its not the content - its the audio.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    • Triplecat
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      "The Journey into Yourself"

      If you've listened to or read "The Power of Now" or any of Ekhart's other works and enjoyed these, I don't think it's possible that you could listen to this and not find it an awesome recording. The Journey into Yourself was recorded at one of Ekhart's three day retreats. Delivering a magical mix of insight, humour and serenity there is no doubt that this man has awakened an energy in himself that we all unconsciously or even consciously seek to reunite with. Ekhart, in the most gentle of ways, is on a mission to facilitate this process for any human being who is open and ready.

      21 of 22 people found this review helpful
    • bookwormbadger
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      1/20/11
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      "A wonderful journey of self discovery"

      I was expecting this audiobook to be similar to Tolle's previous work The Power of Now - and in many ways it was. However, it is far more powerful, emotional and interesting. I wonder if this is in part because the recording was made at a live seminar, and you can here the audience participation as well as Tolle's laughter and can sense the atmosphere. I am finding great joy in being in the current moment, rather than either thinking endlessly of past moments or living for future ones.
      Everyone should listen to this groundbreaking recording.

      12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    • david
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      2/11/13
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      "Such a shame"

      I am somewhat of an eckhart fan, for many years I have listened to his words. This is a VERY good structured listen BUT..... Certain members of the audience are incredibly annoying, to the point that I am unable to listen to the second half. It was giving me a good lesson in accepting sounds as they are. But this was too much!

      4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    • Jean-Anne Charkham
      2/7/15
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      "Minor criticism......"

      Just as I enter a meditative state I'm jolted back into the present by irritating- and loud - guffaws from one or two members of the audience.

      Tone it down, pleeeese. Otherwise a great experience.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    • Lotti
      LLanberis, United Kingdom
      9/15/13
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      "Repeat content ofThe Power of Now and A New Earth."
      If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

      Someone who is new to Eckhart Tolle


      What didn’t you like about Eckhart Tolle’s performance?

      A lot of the content is a repeat of The Power of Now and A New Earth.


      Any additional comments?

      Uncontrollable, out of context laughing by one person in audience repetitively for 5 hours becomes a challenge.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    • g
      St Helens, United Kingdom
      10/7/11
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      "Classic Eckheart"

      Having been a fan for some time now I feel slightly biased in this review, however, this live recording is both a great introduction and addition to the work of Eckheart.
      the audience is clearly audible in the background, I feel this add's to the overall quality and listening experience.
      Highly recommended.

      3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    • Jola
      KinsaleIreland
      2/8/11
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      "Absolutely Fantastic"

      Listen it and you will be very nice surprise. It is really very good and well listened. Worth of listen before The Power of Now. It helps to understand it better!Enjoy!

      4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    • Lukasz Gardecki
      12/8/16
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      "Had great time"

      Loved this journey which I had with the audiobook. His words so clear. So many good moments of laughter.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Defaultroute
      11/21/16
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      "If you can ignore the annoying laughing man..."

      I find it difficult to remain focused on the true messages of the monologue. The audiobook was recorded at a community retreat and as such there is an audience. I like the idea because you receive immediate feedback and there is a natural unscripted flow. Unfortunately there is a terrible distraction in the form of a man who just cannot seem to stop laughing. As Mr Tolle expounds on topics such as death and grief there is a man literally 'dying' of laughter in the background. That in and of itself is enough to make my mind take over and I lose concentration of the moment and the message. The laughter doesn't even seem to follow the message. it reminds me of early 80'S comedy on TV where they would edit in fake laughing. In this case the laughter is annoying, unprovoked and out of context. it is almost like this guy is in another room watching Mr Bean while Mr Tolle tries to continue stoically.

      I appreciate that I am now applying a literary manifestation of my lack of tolerance and probably therefore am exactly the sort of person who should try harder to be 'in the now'.

      The content will not disappoint you.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Mrs P
      8/21/16
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      "Agree with previous reviewer"

      This is Eckhart doing what he does best. What's not to like? I have to agree with a previous reviewer , that one particular audience member has an insistent,intrusive guffaw that can be heard throughout the second half of this audiobook and sounds a bit "off". But I am being picky. Don't let it put you off.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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