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This review is from: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61) (Paperback)
I love this book. Tolle describes ancient truths and applies them to life in the 21st century in a way that is inspiring and comforting. I took away from this book three simple, yet profound ideas. First and foremost, Tolle believes that we are all connected to each other and that everything we do matters and has an impact on our world. His second idea lies in the power of listening: he suggests that if we can quiet our egos long enough to truly listen, it is possible to feel a sacredness and inner harmony where everything has its perfect place. And lastly, the author speaks of the power of awareness. The moment you notice a pattern of behavior that is no longer working for you, you are a success.
Reading this book reminded me of the writings of two of my favorite authors: Ariel and Shya Kane. In their books Being Here: Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment, Working on Yourself Doesn't Work: A Book About Instantaneous Transformation and How To Create a Magical Relationship[, the Kanes teach a fun and easy way to live fully and joyously in the moment. Their approach is practical and magical at the same time. If you like Tolle's work you're bound to love the Kane's. All of these books are treasures to be enjoyed.
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Initial post: Sep 24, 2009 8:02:50 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2013 6:46:25 AM PDT
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Posted on Aug 6, 2014 8:19:41 PM PDT
I have listened to so many tolle you tube videos, and have browsed everything he has written before 2012. And why am I feeling he is not writing from the heart anymore, although he is, but he is writing from a publishers contractual obligation. This is a simple man with simple teachings. Theres juts too much "stuff' out there to make you stop listening altogether. I think he is great. But how many people are suicidal, in despair and then fal on the floor and have an 'awakening" and then become a millionaire book author. Did he read Jane Roberts and Abraham Hicks and Byron Katie while in prison or something? Something sounds too easy. I pray he is right. That just by sitting into awareness, one can become happy with no money no friends and nothing. Just the space between the thoughts will be enough. He is either the grestest saint to come to earth in 1000 yrs or.... a conman of epic proportions. Always remember the first rule of conning.....#1-make it easy to agree.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2014 4:13:50 PM PDT
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Prosperity Doctor says:
Your opening statement is "I have listened to so many Tolle youtube videos, and have browsed everything he has written before 2012" and then begin your critique without noting that you have utilized any of his suggestions, recommendations or techniques. You did imply that you are aware of philosophies of Jane Roberts, Abraha Hicks and Byron.
Food for Thought: Consider engaging in some of Tolle recommendations starting by stepping into the "Power of Now" and implementing self-awareness techniques. Here are some recommendations: observing self (your fundamental beliefs, perspective, perceptions and point of view) on any subject, then witness your thoughts, and feelings about any subject, then evaluate your attitude and responses. Do you judge, criticize, re-actions or notice compulsive habits to new or different beliefs or opinions? The first step to awakening is to become awake, alert and aware of YOU: your "self-awareness", consciousness and dimensions of behavior to subjects, new information and others of different opinions. The ancient wisdom and truths Tolle imparts can open one up to new ideas, realms of options, opportunities and possibilities for being accountable and responsible for ones decisions and choices, as well as the resulting results and consequences. Once one surrenders in acceptance of "What is" and others diversity, one can reclaim the mind (the ego), balance emotions (personality) and retrain the brain's view of who you are (identity). All three created from childhood. One can "let go" of blame and shame of poor decisions and choices of the past, and move on to realizing what one really "wants and desires" at a deeper level. The past is history; a memory and future a dream or vision. Take the Leap. Be grateful for your "Present", gift of Life - awakening this morning - Your Now... Happiness is knowing that NOW is Good!
How to do this? Create a Plan, Develop a Process and Engage in Practice, Practice, Practice to yield the YOU that you want - the Product!
To Your Success
Sending Blessings, Wisdom, Love and Light
The Prosperity Doctor
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2014 7:13:20 AM PDT
Seeking prof.. says:
Is this a wunderful parody or what? Copied to my notes in its entirety for future reference!
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