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.
an amazing spiritual being able to communicate in a way that you will feel very deeply
didn't expect to laugh as much; but I'm glad I did, I find myself controlling/preventing my anger outbursts now; I stop think things thru and realize anger is not the solution but problem solving is. I no longer think I am inferior nor superior to anyone else. I feel a stronger more important sense of self. Feeling alive without thinking is the key!
Excellent. I almost did not chose this one because of negative review about laughing person. Glad I did. Use I phone and buds to listen. I did not think it was (laughing) an issue at all. Great retreat audio. So many to choose from, this one was enjoyable and helpful to me.
I absolutely get a lot out of Eckhardt, for me I was ready for all of this. Including letting go of judgement on the spot for about 4/5 of the entire book! A very "laughy" fellow from the audience was very hard to ignore. I found myself trying to figure out, how what was being said was so hilarious; under what circumstance would this be outroarously funny? Hmm, maybe if I needed attention? Maybe if I was high? Maybe if I had a personal grievance with Mr. Tolle? I couldn't find that person's delirium, in relationship to the material. So for me, I have no closure. AHHAHHAHAHAAAAAAAA! HAHA! HAAA. I still had great, new understandings. Letting go of past, shutting done, pro-actively, the head chatter from it; being responsible to the things I ALLOW in my head and becoming dedicated to actualizing my own value!
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.
"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.
"Reaches the parts other teachings can't....."
I bought this audiobook after reading The Power of Now and A New Earth. This recording works very well as it has a relaxed, conversational quality to it.
There is something about Eckhart Tolle's teachings that reaches into a person and awakens a realisation of something that had been forgotten.
I found the audiobook entertaining, funny, heart-warming and full of insight, and promptly started listening to it all over again once I reached the end of it, such was my reluctance to end the connection. It felt like coming home.
"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.
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.
"Repeat content ofThe Power of Now and A New Earth."
Someone who is new to Eckhart Tolle
A lot of the content is a repeat of The Power of Now and A New Earth.
Uncontrollable, out of context laughing by one person in audience repetitively for 5 hours becomes a challenge.
"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!
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.
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!
"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.
"Unabridged is not always a good thing."
It was good to hear some content I hadn't heard from Eckhart before however the raucous laughter in the background especially the braying of one particular member of the audience was a test of my presence after six hours.
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