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"Many spiritual traditions have described our everyday level of consciousness as a kind of dreamlike state—which for many of us feels like a nightmare we can't seem to escape.

Awakening from this dream, explains Eckhart Tolle, starts by coming into a new relationship to the present moment—and discovering who we are beneath the noisy surface of our lives. Recorded at Riverside Church in New York City, Transcending the Ego offers Eckhart's helpful pointers for realizing what he calls our "being nature"—our deeper identity beyond the personal sense of self.

Eckhart begins by describing the suffering inherent in the pursuit of "egoic fulfillment" and how turning to the mind rarely, if ever, produces inspired solutions. In this foundational talk, he shares guidance on remaining rooted in presence as we meet the challenges of our lives, discussing:

  • A simple practice for embracing internally "the things that happen"
  • The universal longing to be ourselves fully
  • The illusory "I" and the timeless "I"
  • Openness to life and the power of allowing
  • Stillness and intuitive knowing

"When we relinquish resistance to the present moment, we become the space for whatever arises," teaches Eckhart. Transcending the Ego brings us his insights for the continuous practice of bringing presence into daily life, and exploring the peace and freedom of being.

©2011 Eckhart Tolle (P)2011 Eckhart Teachings

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Master

Another great speech by a great master! Thank you for your existence Eckaht Tolle... You brought so much to the world

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The Journey's Start

Helped to solidify the joy in silence. Ego explained unlike anything before. This was enjoyed and often shared.

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just what I needed

ego has been running rampant in me but I have understood it to be leading me to an understanding of things. I'm so thankful for people like Ekhart to share what is. I have nothing to complain about.

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A serious must listen

This transcendent beautiful talk goes very deeply into the simple and profound truth of being, stillness and presence. A masterpiece delivered from the profound depth of Eckhart's heart, that place of silence. Simply a beautiful transmission that can be a door into the depth of Being. One can only be sincerely grateful to be sharing this Now with Eckhart Tolle.

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Not for anyone who hasn't followed the author

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If you haven't read the Power of now and the new earth you will feel lost. If you have, it's a good listen, but not my favorite.

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Very good points

I have a tough time seeing past Tolle's delivery and tone. Still, I found great value from some of his points

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greatest teaching ever

loved it. this is the greatest teacher and he explains alot of old texts that were long forgotten

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wonderful!

A deep powerful message from the realm of Being I really appreciate this message!

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In the end you realize he has told you nothing, and also everything all at once and therefore a wonderful pointer. Simply nothing to think about.And we begin.

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Pay attention

If you are sick of your mind running out of control with thoughts that produce emotions that are not so pleasant and more thoughts and more unhappiness...this will give you the tools to stop the misery and find more peace, love and joy than you can imagine.

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  • Marcus
  • 07-25-16

E.T Phones Home...

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An excellent companion to the already familiar. Eckhart's humour and wisdom shines through. I'm even a fan of his 'sound effects' and impressions of troubled thought processes. Love it!

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  • Ken Bryant
  • 01-10-18

Simply amazing. 10/10

Love the dulcett tones and wisdom. Eckhart really has a way with words and is skilled in the fine art of delivery.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-28-17

Possibly the best introduction to Tolle's teaching

It's got funny moments, is not too long but has within it the vital teaching. I great introduction.