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.
"The stillness speaks... literally"
This book - I now realise - is why I joined audible. The coming together of Tolle's perfectly clear wisdom (the power of NOW), the miracle of mp3 and the pause button on my iPod to create a life-changing experience that I take everywhere with me at the moment.
The pace Tolle reads is perfect, especially precious being the long contemplative pauses he uses to allow profound things to settle and the ripples to spread outwards. He invites us to stop 'reading' regularly and take more time away from the book than with it - a strange invitation that makes perfect sense the longer you live with this teaching.
And that's why I'm in awe of this technology; a little solid state thing hanging round my neck; no moving parts and weighing almost nothing. Consuming almost no power; able to stop and let the learning take hold and restart at any time later - when the time is right.
Worth every penny of my entire year's audible subscription.
"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.
Eckhart talks in such a way that I have been able to realize and finally experience the feelings of awakening that I've wanted for so long. He has a way with words that is clear, understandable and works.
Transformative in his profound teachings - each 'thought' followed by a gap to give the listener the time to digest or pause the reading to contemplate. Though his advise is to stop the reading as often as possible so as to maintain the connection with the current moment, I enjoyed the content so much I listened to it several times non stop. I recommend wholeheartedly.
"nice unexpected spills of silence .... that were "
creating space and empty spots on my mind ... have still 6 words to write.
"Peace, calm and clarity whenever you need it"
A lovely creation by Tolle. Small snippets that cut through the day to day and bring you peace and clarity. This is an audiobook I listen to a little piece of every day.
"A special book that reminds you who you really are"
Profound wisdom and insight in all his writing . Eckhart helps you find your way back home .Highly recommended .
Common sense that is not common. I have new perspective on life and indeed death. Great book that is now in my top 10.
"A must read"
Every Human being needs to read this book.
It comes in a series of small bite sized chunks.
Herein lies the simple path to happiness.
Once read, it needs to be constantly referred to, to emphasise it's simple wisdom.
This little book is life changing, if you wish it to be.
"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.
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