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.
Eckhart did another great job at providing an opportunity to be present with stories, and question and answer time. His audiobooks have a theme of drawing out the impatient part of you that wants a quick fix or quick trip rather to stillness. I found myself rewinding a few times when I did not catch a joke or meditation reference.
I appreciate mostly the way he caters his words to the audience by reminding you how the mind will try to grab your attention through different examples. What I took from the book is remembering not to get caught up in the idea of form while also respecting the impact it has on my life. He also shared information on types of prayers that stuck out to me as well.
I would recommend this book to a person who is already read or listened to one of his previous books and could use more opportunities for getting the idea of being still to stick.
Within these teachings is the wisdom that can be passed down from generation to generation, starting with children. Within these teachings there instills the avenues with which one and all can achieve peace & true ultimate happiness in the world of forms.
Loved every minute of this seminar.
Period he is the best! Thank you Eckart. Tolle.
Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Not much else to say, in my opinion. What a treat to be able to attend one of Eckhart Tolle's retreats from the comfort of your home. I have listened in the most of his formal books on audible, and this is every bit as good. The spontaneous nature of it brings a whole new dimension to his teachings. Highly recommended.
I don't necessarily agree with everything Eckhart says, yet this audiobook puts me into a better state of mind and doesn't get old. His balanced state comes through in his tone of voice and slow pacing, which annoys some, but calms me. It decreases my sense of struggle and internal complaining, thus increasing my endurance when working late into the night. I listen to it as I work (write software), and sometimes on a low volume to fall asleep to. Because this is unscripted, it's much better to listen to than Eckhart reading one of his published books. I also prefer this over a couple of audiobooks I heard from his other retreats. Besides his perspective on The Now, he's great at delivering entertaining stories and quips, and he can be totally hilarious at times.
If you liked the book the Power of Now, this book will provide you with more insight on the matter. It is worth!
Eckhart for me is the only spiritual teacher I deeply resonate with. I will not be able to describe what I heard but it deeply touched my innermost core of my heart.
Well, laughing man was very bothersome. At first he's not there but later laughing man wears on your nerves and takes away from the message.
this is a live recording of lectures with somebody in the audience who loudly laughs for a large part of recording. it is often irrelevant laughter where nobody else in the audience laughs. its very weird and distracting. towards second part of of the recording I couldn't stop myself of becoming annoyed at it, to the point that I had to write this comment.
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