A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life's Purpose (Unabridged)
by Eckhart Tolle
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Building on the astonishing success of The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle presents listeners with an honest look at the current state of humanity: He implores us to see and accept that this state, which is based on an erroneous identification with the egoic mind, is one of dangerous insanity. Tolle tells us there is good news, however. There is an alternative to this potentially dire situation. Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one. In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are, which is something infinitely greater than anything we currently think we are, and learn to live and breathe freely.
I'm still finding his voice in my head when certain things happen to stress me out. I bought it as a audio for walking and was very glad I did. Calming. Straight forward. Wise. Will listen to this book again.
You Don't Have to Drink the Kool-Ade to Benefit from this Book
I bought this AudioBook after first hearing it on a local radio station, tuning in midway, not knowing who the speaker was. I was intrigued, because what I heard was reminiscent of an old Buddhist cassette a very good high school English teacher once played for us, as well as some helpful instruction given to me much later by a psychotherapist during an extremely difficult and confusing period of my life. In fact, if you’ve read a relatively wide sampling of 'good' books, not necessarily spiritual texts, you will recognize that Tolle is first an anthologist, second a writer. You will find Zen paired with Kierkegaard, personal truths paired with cosmic observation. And yet it is all very cogent and coherent. Throughout, I was overcome by the notion that I was being told things I’d already known, perhaps for years, perhaps always, yet the truth of which I had not yet been able to accept until phrased by someone like Tolle.
Dynamic and funny interviewee on SPeaking of Faith, but this snippet of audio should be traded for a livlier one!