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A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose I 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 feat However, the further i got into the book, thei enjoyed it.The 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 key to personal happiness and fulfillment.Illuminating 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 parenting.I listed my favorite passages in the right time and place they are gentle reminders of what is important to live well.Author Eckhart TollePublisher PlumeCopyright 2006Genre Self helpPages 309Date Read 2 28 3 29 08NOTABLE BOOK QUOTES p.41 How do you know that this is the experience you need Because this is the experience you are having at this moment p.43 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 p.90 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 play.When 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 knowor that you are bigger does not mean the child is not your equal p.101 If you have young children, give them help, guidance and protection to the best of your ability, but evenimportant, 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 appearthan they are but are simply themselves, stand out as remarkable and are the only ones who truly make a difference in the world You arepowerful,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 happens.There 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 youchokengtitiktitikchokeng123 Theyou include others, thesmoothly things flow and theeasily things come to you p 185GNOTHI SEAUTON Know Thyself inscribed above the entrance to the temple of Apollo at Delphi p.224 This too, Will Pass Good comes through inner nonresistance to eventsusing this statement can restore awareness of that dimension to you Another pointer to the truth in you is contained in the statement I am never upset for the reason i think p 232 A short attention span makes all your perceptions and relationships shallow and unsatisfying Whatever you do, whatever action you perform in that state, lacks quality, because quality requires attention p.234 236ANANDA India the bliss of being To be aware of little, quiet things you need to be quiet inside A high degree of alertness is required Be still Look Listen Be presentchokengtitiktitikchokeng239 All creativity comes out of inner spaciousness Once the creation has happened and something has come into form, you have to be vigilant so that the notion of me or mine does not arise If you take credit for what you have accomplished, the ego has returned, and the spaciousness has become obscured Some people feelalive when they travel and visit unfamiliar places or foreign countries because at those times sense perception experiencing takes upof their consciousness thank thinking They becomepresent p.244 Be aware of your breathing One conscious breath is enough to make some space where once before there was the uninterrupted succession of one thought after the other One conscious breath two or three would be even better taken many times a day, is an excellent way of bringing space into your life The German word for breathing ATMEN is derived from the ancient Indian sanskirt word ATMAN, meaning the indwelling spirit or God within.The fact that breath has no form is one of the reasons why breath awareness is an extremely effective way of bringing space into your life, of generating consciousness p 266 Everybody s life really consists of small things Greatness is a mental abstraction and a favorite fantasy of the ego The paradox is that the foundation for greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment instead of pursuing the idea of greatness p.294 Not WHAT you do, but HOW you do what you do determines whether you are fulfilling your destiny And how you do what you do is determined by your state of consciousness.The modalities of awakened doing are acceptance, enjoyment and enthusiasm Each one represents a certain vibrational frequency of consciousness You need to be vigilant to make sure that one of them operates whenever you are engaged at doing anything at all from the most simple task to the most complex. ok, i m about half way through first thing i notice is this guy is pretty long winded it took him 127 pages to tell me that the ego is the source of all the earths problems Anything you feel or think or say comes from the ego and thats a bad thing we all need to be enlighted and gain awareness of our presence heres a nice quote from the book Enlightened collectives will fulfill an important function in the arising of the new consciousness Just as egoic collectives pull you into unconsciousness and suffering, the enlightened collective can be a vortex for consciousness that will accelerate the planetary shift what the hell is he talking about here s another one Every ego is therefore schizophrenic, to use the word in its popular meaning of split personality You live with a mental image of yourself, a conceptual self that you have a relationship with Life itself becomes conceptualized and separated from who you are when you speak of my life The moment you say or think my life and believe in what you are saying rather than it just being a linguistic convention , you have entered the realm of delusion huh he 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 b c 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 body come onok i finished it and i think he maybe sorta 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 Masters He 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 b c 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 Beingness.with all that said though, he still comes across as a kook, 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 book.and i feel like i ve already found all he teaches in Orthodoxy. A Wake Up Call For The Entire Planet A New Earth Helps Us To Stop Creating Our Own Suffering And Obsessing Over The Past And What The Future Might Be, And To Put Ourselves In The Now Oprah WinfreyWith 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 ExistenceIlluminating, Enlightening, And Uplifting, A New Earth Is A Profoundly Spiritual Manifesto For A Better Way Of Life And For Building A Better World 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 Journal.Not only that, but it was boring I had to force myself to keep reading I have no idea why Oprah picked this, other than she must have some merchandise tie in in mind. 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 quite illustrative help ground the book s meaning. 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 page.Some of my favorite points are 1 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 distorted,negative thoughts and you will keep thinking them over and over again The way to be free of the pain body is to recognize it for the psychic parasite that it is and realize it is not you.2 When you are angry or frustrated with people because you believe they are withholding praise or appreciation from you try giving love and appreciation to them You cannot receive what you do not give Outflow determines inflow.3 Understanding that no matter what is going on in your life this too, will pass and being aware and totally in the present When you can sense your inner stillness and feel your own Presence, then you are free from ego and can live a better quality life.4 Recognize patterns that are not working ie giving your opinion when no one has asked for it, demanding recognition, being concerned about how someone else sees you, trying to make an impression on others through knowledge, good looks, status, physical strength, etc., taking things personally, complaining, making yourself right and others wrong If you notice any of the above patterns in yourself try letting go of them and see what happens 5 When doing becomes infused with the timeless quality of Being, that is success Unless you are present, you lose yourself in what you do.6 There are three ways you can align your life with the power of the universe acceptance, enjoyment and enthusiasm.If you can neither enjoy or bring acceptance to what you do stop Otherwise you are not taking responsibility for consciousness which means you are not taking responsibility for life. 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 writing thought 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 personally going to Tolle s home to get a full refund, like the boys on South Park did to Mel Gibson when they didn t like the Passion of the Christ If the New Earth is one that is full of Tolle followers peace out I m moving to Mars. 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 required 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 glory.I wish everyone took a moment in their day to question 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 becomingaware 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. What is so powerful about this book is not that there is much new material here We ve all heard about how the ego keeps 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 enlightenment suddenly became crystal clear I see you all nodding This is it.Throughout 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 alignment 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 power 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 change Oprahmercial Well if you can over look that aspect I highly recommend this book Tolle s penmanship allows difficult philosophical, psychological 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 Thephilosophy, 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 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 acquisition of external means will lead to internal gratification It brings me great joy to know 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 evenimpressive is when he said he didn t want to be, or become a guru This made me respect his mind evenHe is a gifted intellect and is doing a great service for humanity by this text If one wantsthan 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


About the Author: Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle , born Ulrich Leonard Tolle, February 16, 1948, is a German born writer, public speaker, and spiritual teacher The New York Times has called him the most popular spiritual author in the nation He is the author of the bestsellers The Power of Now and A New Earth.Tolle had an unhappy childhood in Germany and Spain His depression reached its peak during early adulthood in


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