Tolle accomplishes the goals set for in the writings If one is familiar with eastern concepts of spirituality this book will reinforce the ideas if one is familiar with basic psychology and western philosophy one will be pleasantly reminded of the insights into human nature I would buy this book and give it to everyone who comes to me with existenal anxiety and seeking answers about the purpose of their life One notion reinforced in this book is that these answers are not out side of you but are within yourself This is a difficult concept to practice especially for Americans in that our culture reinforces the notion that acuisition of external means will lead to internal gratification It brings me great joy to now that Tolle s efforts are reaching millions which Oprah is trying to teach this enlightenment and that for once someone is using their media means for the greater good Sometimes the best books state concepts that you are unable to articulate This book does this for me At the end of my philosophy studies I wanted to seek out reconciliation between eastern ideas and western ideologies this book successfully does this with an amazing ease Tolle is an enlightened man and even impressive is when he said he didn t want to be or become a guru This made me respect his mind even He is a gifted intellect and is doing a great service for humanity by this text If one wants than a self help book tired of Zen lyrics that seem to dissipate after reading them and wants a breath of fresh air to challenge your cynicism in the current state of humanity this book will satisfy This book is soul food I like reading what is extremely popular becuase it seems to let you believe you are connecting with many minds at once Instead of being locked in your own consciousness This book creates the bridge towards the path of connecting to the To me this book is pretty much a great overview on what is wrong with the world the human ego In a weird way I regret ever having read this book because it opened my eyes so greatly to the hidden egocentric motivation behind every human thought and action that I can t stop seeing the underlying ego behind everything and everyone I encounter I think this book should be reuired reading for everyone the problem is many people will read this book and see others in it but not themselves Today than ever we are plagued by a culture where everyone is obsessed with being right and in the processing making everybody else wrong The level of hate that has become epidemic in modern society particularly in politics is a clear result of out of control egos clashing to reign supreme in self righteous gloryI wish everyone took a moment in their day to uestion their thoughts and what the motivating factor is that drives them That is the only way to truly recognize your own ego in action As Mr Tolle states you ll never get rid of it but my becoming aware of it it becomes easier to detach yourself from long held beliefs that do not serve a greater purpose other than to give you a false illusion of who you think you are Our attachment to this false illusion only serves to spew out superiority over others while contributing nothing in return Loved this book It has changed how I look at life I read a lot of self help spiritual insight books and this is one of the best I have ever read I just finished it and I want to read it again His writing is very easy to understand clear and simple and he shares insights that you can use in your life immediately IT is chock full of fascinating insights on every pageSome of my favorite points are1 The pain body a psychic parasite inside of us that feeds on drama and enjoys negative thoughts Once your mind is taken over by the pain body your thoughts will become negative You will believe all the distortednegative thoughts and you will eep thinking them over and over again The way to be free of the pain body i What is so powerful about this book is not that there is much new material here We ve all heard about how the ego eeps us chained to our judgements fears and desires The difference is in how the author explains his points Finally we understand
Wouldn t you love it if all the stuff you ve read about t you love it if all the stuff you ve read about suddenly became crystal clear I see you all nodding This is itThroughout the entire book he reiterates the same points He does not offer instructions Here s a great example how to let go of attachment Don t even try It s impossible Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself in them My copy is frilled with flags the best Christmas present I got last year was a flag dispenser There is so much you ll want to remember that once you have finished it you will find yourself picking it up at odd times and leafing through it You ll find a page and read something and it will resonate Here s the author s summary Enjoyment of what you are doing combined with a goal or vision that you work toward becomes enthusiasm Even though you have a goal what you are doing in the present moment needs to remain
the focal point of your attention otherwise you will fall out of focal point of your attention otherwise you will fall out of with universal purpose Make sure your vision or goal is not an inflated image of yourself and therefore a concealed form of ego such as wanting to become a movie star a famous writer or a wealthy entrepreneur Also make sure your goal is not focused on having this or that such as a mansion by the sea your own company or ten million dollars in the bank An enlarged image of yourself or a vision of yourself having this or that are all static goals and therefore don t empower you Instead make sure your goals are dynamic that is to say point toward an activity that you are engaged in and through which you are connected to other human beings as well as to the whole Instead of seeing yourself as a famous actor and writer and so on see yourself inspiring countless people with your work and enriching their lives Feel how that activity enriches or deepens not only your life but that of countless others Feel yourself being an opening through which energy flows from the unmanifested Source of all life through you for the benefit of all All this implies that your goal or vision is then already a reality within you on the level of mind and of feeling Enthusiasm is the a reality within you on the level of mind and of feeling Enthusiasm is the that transfers the mental blueprint into the physical dimension That is the creative use of mind and that is why there is no wanting involved You cannot manifest what you want you can only manifest what you already have You many get what you want through hard work and stress but that is not the way of the new earth All I can say is read it and watch your life chang. Ruly fulfilling existence The Power of Now was a uestion and answer handbook A New Earth has been written as a traditional narrative offering anecdotes and philosophies in a way that is accessible to all Illuminating enlightening and uplifting A New Earth is a profoundly spiritual manifesto for a better way of lifeand for building a better worl. ,
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you are saying rather than it just being a linguistic conventionare saying rather than it just being a linguistic convention have entered the realm of delusion huhhe then goes on to say For example it is likely you won t feel any emotion when you are told that someon s car has been stolen but when it is your car you will probably feel upset It is amazing how much a little mental concept like my can generate so only bc i had this insane mental concept of something being mine is the reason i was upset when susan g price took my car at least i m aware now that that feeling was just my ego so i can release it and it won t add any density to my pain
onok i finished it and i he maybe sorta Jennifer Kries Pilates Plus Method kinda won me over at the endat least i think i get what he was trying to say and like it I appreciate his respect and appreciation for religion and religious leaders ie Buddha Jesus Christ and various Zen MastersHe basically says everything we do on this earth is secondary to our primary purpose of Being and having a oneness with the universe He encourages us to focus on that beingness to breathe to be fully present in every moment He then goes on to say that just bc this earth is not our primary goal that doesn t meant that there is no purpose to life Our purpose is whatever we are doing at any present moment don t live for the future don t dwell on the past Do whatever you re doing to the best of your ability and with all your being even if that means just typing this out this is what my purpose is right now He also says to recognize our ego for what it is It s not who we are The feelings other people have about us the feelings we have about ourselves they don t matter in the grand scheme of things they aren t real they re created they don t affect our Beingnesswith all that said though he still comes across as aook his writing style is terrible and he blabs on and on and on i think he s got some good ideas but unfortunately he s not gonna change the world with this bookand i feel like i ve already found all he teaches in Orthodoxy Oprahmercial Well if you can over look that aspect I highly recommend this Book Tolle S Penmanship Allows Difficult Philosophical Tolle s penmanship allows difficult philosophical principles to come together simplified This book simplifies complex notions of western approaches with an eastern point of view on metaphysics I think it is a helpful tool for those cynical about the current state of humanity I also believe it could be a great entry book into Eastern philosophy He seems to Americanize complex metaphysical approaches of being thereby creating access Oprah is a maverick bookseller and I can say that this is one of her greatest gifts to her audiences She has found a tool to help readers enable their greater selves I am deeply grateful that this book is available to the masses Tolle brilliantly takes many philosophical backbones to task by incorporating them in layman s terms The philosophy Western and Eastern is accessible to the masses the better off we will all be This book is trying to do just that and I can say. Ed state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness but also the ey to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger jealousy and unhappiness and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a This book is completely awful Don t feed in to the Oprah hype It s abstract and somewhat hard to follow even for me a third year law student Not entertaining at all There are some tidbits of useful information but if your mother taught you anything you probably have already heard the useful parts There are also a lot of contradictions in Tolle s writingthought process Don t go on the message boards on Oprah s website because the people on there are crazy nutjobs and can t provide any helpful discussion on the book I also tried to make it through the online classes on Oprah s website but they are extremely long an hour and a half for each chapter of which there are ten total and extremely boring I fell asleep during most of them When I was finished I felt compelled to burn the book but I thought I could sell it to Half Price Books instead and maybe gain a couple of bucks back in return I also though about per This book is so amazing I had to read it slow so I would absorb it all It moved me to tears many times so I had to stop a lot I have not read The Power of Now but this one really resonated with me and current challenges in personal and planetary transformation I loved how he snuck in bits from major religions and explained their universal relevance outside the context of their religious context The personal examples are uite illustrative help ground the book s meaning I opened this book hoping to find something inspiring eye opening and life changing Instead it appears to be filled with the same old New Age babble about self actualization and each being the part of the one It s not that I disagree it s just that I don t think there s anything particularly new or different The same old same old about non judgment embracing all things blah blah blah Call me crazy but I think I ve read this about 100 times before in every issue of New Age JournalNot only that but it was boring I had to force myself to eep reading I have no idea why Oprah picked this other than she must have some merchandise tie in in mind Okay so I had high expectations for this book Normally I don t really go for Oprah selections but I heard so many great things about it plus I am totally into new agey type things I thought it would be right up my alleyMy problem with this book was twofold First a lot of the ideas weren t new to me Living in the present you are not walking across the room to get a book you are walking across the room not letting your ego attach itself to things that is not my car or my house etc And for the most part I agree with those ideals I think because I do a lot of yoga and it s all about being with yourself in that moment not judging based on what you did in class yesterday or last week and not thinking about what you need to buy at the grocery store I ve already applied a lot of this to other areas in my life And this is probably why I love yoga so much I can totally get into that place So I was reading the book going yeah yeah yeah I get it and I felt like he repeated himself a thousand timesMy second problem is what s so bad about sometimes attaching yourself to people or things or concepts Of course it s bad to get yourself totally wrapped in being x and y s mom or z employee of this company but why is bad to feel pride in that It makes it harder to lose something if you ve attached it to your ego but I am okay with that My parents are MY parents and assuming they Precede My In Death It my in death it be so hard but I am fine with experiencing a whole range of emotions in this life being excessively happy and excessively sad My ids are MY ids and even though that willBodycome Onok I Finished It And I
LIKELY MAKE IT HARDER FOR ME WHEN THEYmake it harder for me when they are to college and doing their own thing I m fine with that was a skeptic at first glance It was only moments after i read about feeling my inner body that i was feeling my pillow and sleeping soundly and this is no small featHowever the further i got into the book the i enjoyed itThe self help author highlights the benefits of life spent in the moment and gives concrete exercises to help transcend our ego based consciousness This he argues is the ey to personal happiness and fulfillmentIlluminating it gives something to aspire to although i generally fall into the traps he advises against Bring a pen for notes in the margins with an open mind Particularly interesting were his notes on parentingI listed my favorite passages in the right time and place they are gentle reminders of what is important to live wellAuthor Eckhart TollePublisher PlumeCopyright 2006Genre Self helpPages 309Date Read 228 32908NOTABLE BOOK UOTES p41 How do you now that this is the experience you need Because this is the experience you are having at this moment p43 Most people don t realize until they are on their deathbed and everything external falls away that NO THING ever had anything to do with who they are that the whole concept of ownership stands revealed as ultimately meaningless p90 What really matters is not what function you fulfill in this world but whether you identify with your function to such an extent that it takes you over and becomes the role you playWhen you are completely identified with a role you confuse a pattern of behavior with who you are and you take yourself very seriously Authentic human interaction becomes impossible when you lose yourself in a role p 97 on parenthood The fact that you temporarily now or that you are bigger does not mean the child is not your eual p101 If you have young children give them help guidance and protection to the best of your ability but even important give them space space to be p 107 109 Those few people who don t project a mond made image but function from the deeper core of their Being those who do not attempt to appear than they are but are simply themselves stand out as remarkable and are the only ones who truly make a difference in the world You are powerful effective when you are completely yourself Just stop adding unnecessary baggage to who you already are In form you are and will always be inferior to some superior to others In essence you are neither inferior nor superior to anyone True self esteem and true humility arise out of that realization In the eyes of the ego self esteem and humility are contradictory In truth they are one and the same p 115 How to be at peace now By making peace with the present moment The present moment is the field on which the game of life happensThere are three words that convey the secret of the art of living the secret of all success and happiness One With Life Being one with life is being one with Now You hen realize that you don t live life but life lives youchokengtitiktitikchok. The highly anticipated follow up to the 2000000 copy bestselling inspirational book The Power of Now With his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived in the now In A New Earth Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego bas. .