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A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
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Feb 04, 2008

it was amazing
Read in March, 2008

Initially, I had trouble getting into the book. In my mind, the first couple dozen pages seemed written in pig latin. I put the book down for a few days and upon resuming, gems as noted below started jumping off the pages.

"When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world". ~Eckhart Tolle

"...the voice in the head, perhaps in the very moment it complains about something, and recognize it for what it is: the voice of the ego, no more than a conditioned mind-pattern, a thought". ~Eckhart Tolle

"See if you can catch yourself complaining in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness". ~Eckhart Tolle

If nothing else after reading the book, one might begin to live in the moment more often and take time to consciously breath. An 'awakening' of sorts for many just going through the motions and emotions in their life.

**UPDATE** A month or two later and doing the Oprah classes with Tolle. I'm getting it and appreciate the book even more. Life changing stuff if you are ready for it.
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message 1: by Bonnie (new) - added it

Bonnie ok, so I too put the book down and figured I don't have enough quiet time to process the words on the pages. After reading your review, I think I may try again. Thanks!

message 2: by Aiste (new)

Aiste To keep in touch with your inner self and become aware, it is hard work, almost like training the whole life to perfect it. Meditation in my opinion, would be perfect tool to get where Tolle is talking about in the book.

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