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The Journey Into Yourself | [Eckhart Tolle]

The Journey Into Yourself

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.
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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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      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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      Lisa 03-12-12
      Lisa 03-12-12 Member Since 2015

      Just to set the record straight, I reviewed Meditation and Psychotherapy accidently as another book I got, unfortunately it will not allow me to change anything but the stars, Audible said you cannot change it or delete. the book is AWESOME! Tara Brach is Awesome! The book I was rating I returned and was aweful. sorry

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      "Not recommend"
      Would you try another book from Eckhart Tolle and/or Eckhart Tolle?

      Yes


      What do you think your next listen will be?

      Not sure, have most of his work.


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

      No one, wouldn't listen to Tolle's teachings without him narrating


      You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

      It has some basics that I have heard from him and learned already but for someone new this might be helpful


      Any additional comments?

      I have become more present since listening to Tolle's teachings and most of his teachings are outstanding, this one is things he already talks about in the Power of Now and New Earth and other messages, but the member of the audience that you don't notice much until the second recording truly is annoying and even though I could tune him out for the most part, I didn't think this was worth the credit.

      7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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      redlockeddoc 11-28-09

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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.

      6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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      Alberta Girl Canada 05-07-14
      Alberta Girl Canada 05-07-14 Member Since 2011

      Here and now

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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

      I❤Books.

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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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      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.

      5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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      Greg Whisenant Salt Lake City, Utah USA 01-26-15
      Greg Whisenant 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.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Poppins 01-25-15
      Poppins 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!

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Aprile Duncan Maryland 01-09-15
      Aprile Duncan Maryland 01-09-15 Member Since 2014

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      "Very wise man"

      If you are truly a seeker of knowledge, this will be a good listen but if you are impatient or bore easily then this is not for you. There are many pauses and he talks very slow and repetitive. Not my favorite and I had to finish it but relieved when it was over. I feel that He does speak the truth though.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Jean 01-09-15
      Jean 01-09-15 Member Since 2013
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      "Best Eckhart Talk Ever-Loud audience member ruins"
      If you could sum up The Journey Into Yourself in three words, what would they be?

      Calms turbulent thinking


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

      New Earth; Power of Now


      What does Eckhart Tolle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

      I actually enjoy his voice now, and his chuckles; I couldn't stand it many years ago. Like he says: "if you're ready to hear the message...." I am ready now and his message is the most calming, quieting, useful lesson I have ever come across.


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

      Not in one sitting, but it's easy to pick up at any point; and I will listen to it many times in spite of the inappropriately loud and annoying guy in the audience who laughs LOUD when no one else is and laughs when nothing is funny.


      Any additional comments?

      This audiobook should be edited removing the obnoxious audience member and then offered free to all who have purchased previously. I can't believe they didn't remove him early in the talk knowing that this was going to be offered for sale. It was distracting and offensive.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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