writermala, October 30, 2009 (view all comments by writermala)
Eckhart Tolle's books have led me on a "road," of discovery, which is unparalleled - the awakening to one's purpose is easy enough to do, after reading the "Power Of Now," and "A New Earth :..."
It is striking in its essential simplicity. The simple yet profound statements are sure to strike a chord in any reader's mind, and once you have picked up and read this book ( A New Earth: ...) you are sure to rethink your vision of life, and question whether you are enjoying the journey that is life!
More importantly, it shows HOW you can change what you are doing, so that you are at peace with yourself.
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dylag.pamela, March 15, 2008 (view all comments by dylag.pamela)
Tolle offers a remarkable piece of insight on how to simply find peace in your own life, as well as others. While obtaining my bachelor's degree in political theory, and with more magnitude following, I found great interest in reading both current and past philosophical works. Most of my focus was with Sartre, Nietzsche, Derrida, Foucault, Chomsky...however, I found myself incredibly fixated on notions of "nothingness" and the theory of "nihilism" (most of which sparked with Nietzsche). A New Earth came to me through my mother, who is an avid Oprah enthusiast. Although skeptical, I began to read this book and could not stop! Tolle has an amazing way of putting seemingly complex questions into a harmonious understanding. Tolle does not subscribe to any specific philosophy or religion, yet he fuses the teachings of religious leaders (i.e. Jesus, Buddha) and philosophers (Sartre, Nietzsche) into a comprehendible masterpiece! Although I agreed with many of Tolle's viewpoints before reading this book, after finishing it (for the second time in a week since receiving it) I have been awakened to a new understanding and way of life. Do you question your "purpose" in life? Do you feel like nothing ever goes your way? Are you unsatisfied with what you have? Then PLEASE read Tolle's A New Earth! This life we have now is all we have, and this book with help you to understand how truly amazing life is!
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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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