These short, clear entries are organized into ten topic clusters ranging from "Stillness and Silence" and "Beyond the Thinking Mind" to "Relationships" and "Suffering and the End of Suffering." Whether listened to individually or in topic clusters, these entries take on a rare transformative power.
While its message is broad and profound, Stillness Speaks is also highly practical. Eckhart Tolle shows us how to be with another in a relationship that can contain and weather all things, how to sit with a dying person, where to find wisdom, how to free ourselves of guilt, and how to control our constant stream of thoughts. Underneath the words, and in the spaces between them, we find the power of stillness, a vibrantly alive state existing only in the present moment. Stillness Speaks draws upon the essence of all spiritual traditions, offering a message that is both ancient and contemporary, filled with timely and powerful wisdom.
©2003 Eckhart Tolle; (P)2003 New World Library
"Enticing spiritual insights that expound on inner stillness" (Amazon.com)
I have read The Power of Now and A New Earth. I have also listened to the audio from retreats. This book condenses the teachings and provides a simple guide. I would not recommend this to someone who is unfamiliar with Eckhart's teachings as someone new to these teachings would probably prefer more background. I plan to keep this as my guide on seeking and keeping presence.
Listening to "Stillness Speaks", written and narrated by Eckhart Tolle was a wonderful experience. This audiobook actually gives you the chance to contemplate the key learnings in real time, by introducing the much needed silence during the audiobook. I needed to get used to that for a bit, but then found it to be an excellent way to "absorb" this book. Eckhart Tolle would probably tell me I still used too much cognitive reasoning instead of just "being", but hey, I am making progress. :-)
There are so many profound insights in this book, you have to listen to it for yourself. Multiple times.
Intuitive and simple in its presentation ... Profound and enlightening in its message. A book that everyone should read in whole or in pieces wherever the need speaks to you.
Simple is good. Spacing between concepts presented is perfect for me. Owning 2 or more versions of this...eBook, audio, print seems a good idea.
Stillness indeed speaks and Tolle's quiet presence is effective. We have been wildly seeking happiness in the wrong places. This is succinctly explained and it is clear that the answers we desperately seek are to be gained from the wisdom within. I love this book.
I found it way more profound to listen to his voice.
He transmits the consciousness of peace through his voice.
The material shared will take you inward to your Awareness. Being with whatever is in total surrender and peaceful acceptance.
"Every word just perfect"
This is the kind of book you can (and will like to) listen to over and over again as each time you do you will learn something new. Eckhart's wisdom is just profound - a wonderful book.
I love Stillness Speaks.
I have read the book several times too.
Listening to Eckhart on Audible is a please too.
Steve Haines Counsellor Coach and EFT Practitioner
"Meditative & Powerful"
Although much shorter and suffused with such lengths of silence that one wonders what exactly has been said, I found this to be more powerful than Eckhart Tolle's first book (which itself was brilliant). His original 'The Power of Now' was marred by the inclusion of an alluring but nonetheless unfalsifiable Eastern metaphysics. Tolle -almost- does what he says in the introduction: he presents a message that one already knows deep within oneself. I trust the listener will be discerning enough to recognize when Tolle unwittingly stops being a spiritual teacher and takes on the role of religious preacher. Thankfully, in this, his second book, he is less of the latter and more of the former.
Not really. A "pop" writer, a rehashed philosophy, a new age stew. Needed to know about Mr Tolle. Read two books, and satisfied that he's a genuine man with nothing new to say.
All the same, really.
Good to add to "read and rejected" research pile.
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