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Fulfillment and Joy Through the Realization of Our Essential Identity

When challenges arise in your life, what happens inside of you? For many of us, the larger the problem, the more we resist, contract, and react unconsciously. On the other hand, explains Eckhart Tolle, in any given moment we have the chance to remain open to life, align with what is, and experience the natural sense of peace and aliveness that he calls "the joy of being".

The Joy of Being is a four-session program that explores the process of awakening to our identity beyond the limits of thought and the impact this transformation can have in the world. Speaking after a three-year teaching hiatus, Eckhart discusses:

  • Working with whatever conditions arise as your guide for the continuing practice of presence
  • Using the inner body and sense perception as anchors to the now
  • Freedom from suffering - the spiritual seeker's best motive
  • The practice of "being the space" for the situations and circumstances you often find difficult

"The joy of being is derived not from something that happens or from some object but from the essence of who you are," teaches Eckhart. "To know yourself as that is joy." The Joy of Being points to a revolutionary phase in human development where thinking is no longer the dominant aspect of our lives, and unconditioned awareness expresses itself through and as each one of us.

©2016 Eckhart Tolle (P)2016 Eckhart Tolle

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so centering

this was wonderful to listen to in the car, so calm and relaxing. really helps me be OK with where I am on my path

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More of the same

If your familiar with Eckhart he speaks from presence and any book you pick up of his takes you there. I was a little disappointed hoping to hear something new. I used to enjoy his sense of humor but not so much in this one. There were a couple of questions asked that pertained to my situation so that was helpful. I really love what Eckhart has brought to humanity but I will no longer keep buying anything new. I have most everything he has done and that is enough. I can listen to the power of now and a new earth and refresh all I need to remember.

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I am here now ...

The sound of the words takes you beyond words and beyond sound to the stillness within. Eckhart's timeless message that you are to allow the Now to be as it is and so realize the formless essence of the Now as consciousness itself. Be there as the awareness when your mind starts saying things and be aware of the temporary nature of all forms.

Could have done without the flute music but loved Eckhart's rendition of "A Lion Sleeps Tonight".

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Inspiring

His style and content are truly inspired. The Presence he projects is the best demonstration of what he stammers to express. Brilliant and beautiful in every way!

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he's a pretty chill dude

This guy really knows how to fill space I mean he literally just didn't say anything for minutes on end I mean man he was really stretching for time. haha good listen:)

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Excellent teaching!

I agree with some others that you should read and maybe watch a Eckhart before listening to this. He is a different kind of person but he is amazing! This was great :)

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not funny

The speakers constant laughing, and the hysterical laughter of the audience was distracting, and annoying.

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Humanity is Evolving

Eckhart Tolle emanates Presence - true Intelligence that the world needs if we are to overcome the existential threat that humanity currently poses to itself.

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Not for me

I get his teachings on presence but I wish he gave more stories or examples.
I guess he is an acquired taste to listen to.

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Absolutely unlistenable

Tolle's delivery makes this the worst audiobook I've ever purchased. He is speaking to a live audience and his goal seems to be to get everyone to laugh at everything he says. He's constantly straying off topic, making reference to something to do with where the seminar is being held that the listening audience can't relate to or understand, and laughs at nearly everything he says. The incessant giggling by the narrator makes listening intolerable. Tolle is a much better author than he is a public speaker.

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  • John Shortt
  • 05-29-17

A big fan, just not of this one.

I loved previous paper backs that I read and this was the 1st audio book from him that I listened to. I didn't realise that it wasn't an audiobook but more a recording of him speaking at a retreat.
Still good messages but terrible audio quality and feel a little short changed.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-01-17

Wonderful, as always.

I own so many of Eckhart's audio recordings and I particularly enjoyed this one. Listening to his wise and calming words every morning on the way to work puts me in a perfect mood to face the rest of the day.

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  • Davie
  • 01-27-17

Another amazing retreat!

Love these!! They always put you in the present moment. A must buy for sure.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-10-18

I have only just counted 5 burps lol!!

I have listened to this about 50 times. It never ceases to heal me, wherever I am at, at the time. Try it.

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  • Peter Blizzard
  • 11-10-16

Terrible background noise

I get it that it's a quiet time for slow and present being but it's very distracting the white noise and really not happy with it being that way

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  • maxxbadge
  • 03-05-18

Profound and funny

Eckhart is so funny, when he calmly without ego explains the human condition which afflicts all of us. From his vantage point it looks so easy and of course it is, we just get so court up in ego play and sudo importance. A memorable read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-12-18

Life enhancing wisdom.

Love this oracle, which contains gentle guidance, delivered with lightness and wit. Food for the soul.

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  • Aditya
  • 03-07-18

worst orator

the worst ever orator. Please change or have a new orator... this guy is the most boring voice ever

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-18

Eloquently delivered insight.

A wise and gentle human sharing his understanding of our essence.
Loved it. Highly recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-05-18

I loved every single second xx

Recommended- one of his better audios. Full of content and lessons from a master. enjoy

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  • GLYNIS
  • 01-14-18

Brilliant!<br />

This book is truly amazing.. I learnt so much about me and how I engage with being in the main stream of day to day life, how I conduct myself (and why), dealing with family and their expectations and so much more. I will listen to it again and recommend it to others.

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  • Aaron Lavack
  • 09-09-17

Not a great place to start

This a live recording of a retreat. It's worth getting if you've already read/heard the power of now, a new earth, and stillness speaks, but if not, those are better places to start.
For more frequent eggtart listeners, you'll probably enjoy this. It gives you a good sense of being there at the retreat and, as always he has some great insights to share (mixed in with ' new earth' levels of unfounded logical leaps). The good stuff is really good though :-)

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  • Dianne
  • 07-28-17

WORST AUDIO!!!

Would you try another book written by Eckhart Tolle or narrated by Eckhart Tolle?

This was the first audio book of his I have purchased. No I would not try another book if it was done in Audio.

Has The Joy of Being put you off other books in this genre?

Only audio version

How could the performance have been better?

The audio could have been of higher quality.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Joy of Being?

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  • Josh
  • 04-13-17

Great infomation

Great infomation a plesure to listen to. audio qulity is great only odd breif moments of background hissing and high volume spikes. thank you

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-25-16

Brilliant

I am new to Eckhart Tolle"s work and I feel more connected to him than with any other teacher. It just makes so much sense. I am at last finding the gap

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