DD123, January 28, 2011 (view all comments by DD123)
Tolle points out one of the most valuable lessons in his previous book, "The Power of Now". But in this, he puts us all in check by teaching us how to remove the ego from our daily lives. Readers will quickly see how they are getting in their own way and how reactive others are based on ego. If you're looking to take a step back from the stress of life and see a bigger picture, "Awakening to Your Life's Purpose" is a winner!
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jmcolella, January 27, 2010 (view all comments by jmcolella)
This book is not a canned motivational speech, transcribed. And there are times that it is not a "feel good" book, either. If you are willing to take an honest look at yourself, both your real self and the one you play on TV, you can learn a great deal. Or you can keep operating unconsciously and stay where you are. Downright scary, at times, but well worth the time.
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xoxoxox, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by xoxoxox)
I have read this book at least three times now in under two years. Probably the most valuable book out there to help us see how the evolution of consciousness will be able to move forward. It is a true handbook for spiritual growth.
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Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. In very practical terms, Tolle leads readers into this new consciousness to learn to live and breathe freely.
The best-selling book by one the 21st Century’s most innovative and exciting spiritual thinkers, with over 6 million copies in print!
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-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key 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 truly fulfilling existence.
A New Earth was an Oprah Book Club pick and reads 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 life—and for building a better world.
Building on the astonishing success of The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle presents readers 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.
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