Building on the astonishing success of The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle presents listeners with an honest look at the current state of humanity: He implores us to see and accept that this state, which is based on an erroneous identification with the egoic mind, is one of dangerous insanity.
Tolle tells us there is good news, however. There is an alternative to this potentially dire situation. Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one.
In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are, which is something infinitely greater than anything we currently think we are, and learn to live and breathe freely.
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When I began listening to this audiobook, I almost immediately thought 'Uh-oh, I don't know if I can listen to this'. I stuck with it and have listened to it three or four times and have got more from it each time. If you are looking to be entertained and motivated by someone speaking in an excited tone of voice, then you probably won't enjoy this audiobook, you may get more by reading the actual book, or you may not get anything out of either. The teachings in this book are so powerful, it just might be too much for some. For those of you that are ready......Enjoy!
Eckhart Tolle, is enlighted. What a gift to have such a teacher living and offering his insights. In my experience the truth is simple. In "A New Earth" as in "The Power of Now", Eckhart's words are simple yet profound. Living in the "Now" is slowly become a way of life for me and "A New Earth" is another incredible work which greatly facilitates the process. Beneficial even for first time readers or listeners of Eckhart Tolle.
If you are on a spiritual path, or would like to be, read this book. I recommend you combine it with Oprah's online classes from earlier this year - she discusses each chapter with Tolle and it's a wonderful guide.
Brilliant. Some people don't need this, but I certainly did! Through the simple act of tuning into what the people around me were saying & learning not to listen to the voice in my head so I can focus on the world around me, I've been able to change my life (literally).
You don't need to be "spiritual" (I'm not and never have been) to find that the lessons in this book work.
Pay Attention to the world & people around you - that's how you learn.
Stop thinking the voice in your head knows anything - really! How much did I know after not paying much attention for the last 20 years? Not a thing, although I thought I had all the answers!
Now I'm listening, learning, and giving my brain real, current information to work with instead of the stories of what I "knew".
My thinking is clearer, more focused, and I'm having much more fun every day!
This book was a life-changing experience for me. I still have all the same beliefs I had before, but now I'm open to understanding life with a new perspective. Wonderful!
The teachings presented in all of Eckhart's work are life changing. I have been known to be one of the biggest skeptics on the planet, and never thought anyone had an original idea when it comes to spirituality. I stand corrected now. I can only hope in some way, many will be drawn to and can learn this profound way of viewing the world.
I listened to this book for 2 hours and couldn't tolerate it anymore. The narration was so boring and monotone, I couldn't even concentrate on the meaning of what was being said. I'm sure it's a great book with excellent meaning, but I think I'll read it instead of listening to it on audio. I didn't rate the content as much as the audio itself.
I read this book twice in a row to absorb the depth of what Tolle was trying to convey. I woke up two weeks later with amounted to a spiritual hangover, having had a holy war with my own ego.
I realized that I could not live in this sate of egoless ever present consciousness. This may be possible for an introverted middle aged man without children and battling depression but for a parent with three young children, it is not a realistic endeavor, especially when your attention is mostly toward others and when you need to plan the daily activities of four or five people.
I much prefer the Book of Secrets by Deepak Chopra. He treats the ego has a integral part of our human self, not as an enemy that has to be suppressed into nothingness. According to Chopra, spirituality is a layered process, not a quick (and unlikely) fix to all human pathologies.
Eckhart Tolle has my admiration for making us aware of the nature of the human ego and for reminding us to live in the present but like any good thing, it has to be done with a certain measure. Brought too far, these teachings defeat their purpose.
I had been wanting to read this book for some time now. Now that I've actually done that I can honestly say there is simply a calmness about life that I didn't realize has always been there I just didn't know how to achieve. My advice to anyone that listens to the audio is this; sit in a comfy spot and just be. You will be a changed person if you allow...
Eckhart Tolle sound very boring at first but if you push through it you understand why he speaks that way.
He's speaks to your souls almost and it awakens almost immediately. Really great book for those ready to bless this earth.
Love, Light & Eternal Blessings
Love the information <3 Wonderful Recording <3 So glad Eckhart Tolle narrated - I really appreciate an author reading his own work... the meaning is transferred in a most authentic way <3
"Life Changing Stuff"
Eckhart is a little slow and English isn't his first language but even so this is really powerful work and the audiobook is a great refresher
This is a powerful work that would have been very challenging to sit down and read. It transmits well in this medium although remains heavy going at times.
The performance grows on you and leaves you with such clarity.
"Thought preventing instead of provoking"
Having listened gently to it, I have gained insight. You do not have to study, just listen.
It explains why thoughts make our minds murky and robs us of life.
I will listen to it often.
Simply the best book about the workings of the Human Ego absolutely mind blowing stuff you must read this book it will change your life .
"Playing it over and over again"
Another masterpiece of Eckhart Tolle. I keep playing it over and over again, and each time something different catches my attention!
Eckhart is a Joy to listen to✨Thank you for this audible book it's saved me from going a little mad.
"Extremely thought provoking"
Or perhaps 'thought provoking' is missing the point as the underlying message is about stepping outside of your thoughts and ego. Listen to this for help sleeping and you might wake up enlightened. Definitely worth re-reading and will be checking out his other books too.
echart tolle is truly given humanity a gift in this book. Read it and reread it over and again.
read by echart the calm energy of the man is present through out the book
It is such an amazing book. I Highly recommend it! You will know if it is righ for you, just give it a go!
"Intersesting and worthwhile "
I enjoyed this book and will listen to it a few times more. There is quite a lot to take on but the balance is ok. I look at these kind of books as having some useful information and here we are treated pretty heavily with the Ego or Eagle as he says it. That is the only piece of pronunciation that bothered me and its worth it having the writer read.
After a few more listens I noticed that he states that the book is not a an "interesting" one to be pick up and read whenever the reader fancies but I shall let my title remain as I did find much of in interesting. I found much of the information in the book relatable to so this helps matters a great deal. I see that he has a lot of books out which I find rather odd.
If for any reason one day you suddenly saw everything quite differently or felt strangely more aware than usual to your surroundings this book may be worth looking into. Didn't like the pain body topic because it made me feel uncomfortable but there is maybe a reason behind that.
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