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.
Blessings on your Journey into your Self.
©2003 Eckhart Tolle; (P)2004 Eckhart Teachings, Inc.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I am also reading/listening to A New Earth. He is also a good complement to Thich Nhat Than and Pema Chodron.
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.
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!
Here and now
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.
the acoustics, the volume, the crowd asks questions that arent audible.
i love eckhart - i just couldnt hear it.
its not the content - its the audio.
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