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A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (2005)

by Eckhart Tolle

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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. 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, 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.--From publisher description.… (more)
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I am very open to different opinions, but I am NOT open to books written with a slant. If you are Buddhist, New Age or Atheist, here is your "feel good" book to pretend that Christianity is not real or nice and ignores its very real roots from the beginning of time, which science is backing THE BIBLE every day. This book presents the opposing side very well. But the Christianity side is not accurate. If only one mistake, I would have read the whole book. If someone is presenting truth of a belief system to me, I demand 100% accuracy. Otherwise, you are misleading me. This book is dangerous to unbelievers, as I know there is one God, one truth, and all you will learn from this book is how to be New Age and not care, which is a dangerous stance on your future spiritual life. I pray that all those who have been deceived will pick up a Bible and slowly read it from cover to cover, praying for guidance. Peace! Hoping to see you all on the other side in Heaven! Be aware that this author pretends to present both sides but writes to sway your mind. In this case, the side he wants you to believe makes you passive to making the right change. It makes you bold into thinking you are a god, and that you have total control over your destiny. Think of all the times when your mind games could not get you out of bad situations like death before you are convinced. ( )
  doehlberg63 | Dec 2, 2023 |
I've heard so many great things about this book (Oprah certainly raves about it enough), so I figured it was time to pick it up. And while I found Tolle's ideas interesting and intriguing, I also found the book dense and difficult to follow. Maybe this is my failing, and I'm not "awakened" enough. He does state that if you find the book incomprehensible, you just haven't awoken yet. I didn't find it incomprehensible, but I certainly had a lot of questions while reading along. Tolle would probably say that's just my ego wanting to understand everything rather than letting my consciousness accept things as they are. If so, what can I say? That's a human failing I wholeheartedly recognize.

Some of Tolle's ideas on ego and the pain-body made me raise my eyebrows. My inner skeptic has a hard time giving so much credit to an "entity" that seems outside our control. It feels a little too easy to play the victim in that way. "I'm not an asshole; it's my pain-body!"

At the same time, I agree with much of what he says about the power of presence. I'm also all-in on the incredible peace that comes with accepting reality as it is rather than trying to control and manipulate it. Like many spiritual books I've read, this one can go a little too far into the "woo" for me, yet much of the content is practical and approachable as well. ( )
  Elizabeth_Cooper | Oct 27, 2023 |
Ok, I found this book to be mind blowing. In a good way. Yet I can easily see someone else reading it and saying "what a bunch of bunk." I think how you perceive this book will totally depend on your stage of life and the degree to which you are spiritual and the degree to whether that spirituality is primarily derived from your religion or not. I consider myself to be an atheist, yet this book had a religious overtone to it that I could totally embrace. The theories in this book are complex. It is not an easy read by any means. But I think there is a great truth to its message. In some ways, it delivers a similar message as The Shack, but with much, much more finesse and with some guidance on HOW to actually achieve peace and happiness in your life. The major message of the book is that it is absolutely of the utmost importance to recognize that life is nothing more than a series of moments that take place NOW. It puts forth a fascinating theory that our personality really consists of "ego" and then our true selves. "Ego" according to the book is the part of ourselves that is thinking and evaluating all the time. It's the part that worries. It's the part that wants. But it isn't our true personhood. The book helps you to realize that the ego can be a barrier to relationships and how to put ego in its place.

The reason I only give it four stars is that I thought the first and last chapters really weren't representative of the rest of the book. The first chapter seems way too new-agey and hard to comprehend. And the last chapter also had too many religious overtones to me and strayed away from the focus on the individual's peace and happiness. But the rest is just GREAT. Challenging and thought provoking to read, but the type of book that could change your life. I think it changed mine. ( )
  Anita_Pomerantz | Mar 23, 2023 |
I had thought about reading Tolle's The Power of Now, but whenever I picked it up and thumbed through it it didn't capture me. When Oprah announced that she was doing her webinar on A New Earth I thought I might consider it. Then my boss asked me if I'd be willing to lead a book group on it (I worked in a bookstore) and I said sure. I love book groups. So, I read it for the group. We've been meeting once a week and discussing the book chapter by chapter. Tolle's ideas are very Buddhist and Louise Hay, so for me there wasn't anything really new in this book. I've read enough self-help/metaphysical/spiritual stuff to know there's nothing really new out there...authors just put their ideas together differently and so different authors appeal to different readers. We need the variety and I know I also need to hear positive messages over and over and over. One concept of Tolle's that I have found both fascinating and helpful in my own life is that of the Painbody. I'm very happy to have read the book, and thrilled to have met the wonderful group of people who have been coming to the discussion group each week. ( )
  Chris.Wolak | Oct 13, 2022 |
Immersed ... ( )
  bardbooks | Nov 11, 2021 |
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Earth, 114 million years ago, one morning just after sunrise: The first flower ever to appear on the planet opens up to receive the rays of the sun.
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A new species is arising on the planet. It is arising now, and you are it!
We are in the midst of a momentous event in the evolution of human consciousness. But they won’t be talking about it in the news tonight. On our planet, and perhaps simultaneously in many parts of our galaxy and beyond, consciousness is awakening from the dream of form. This does not mean all forms (the world) are going to dissolve, although quite a few almost certainly will. It means consciousness can now begin to create form without losing itself in it. It can remain conscious of itself, even while it creates and experiences form.
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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. 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, 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.--From publisher description.

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Dé uitdaging van deze tijd
De wereld is op een belangrijk kruispunt aangekomen. Het ego-gerichte bewustzijn heeft aarde en mensheid aan de rand van de totale catastrofe gebracht. Het Js dan ook hoog tijd voor een collectieve bewustzijnstransfor-matie, waardoor we onze zwaarte en dichtheid verliezen en de kostbare edelstenen worden die we in wezen zijn, zodat we transparant worden voor het licht van bewustzijn. Sinds mensenheugenis was de mogelijkheid van zo'n transformatie de boodschap van lichtbrengers als Boeddha, Jezus en anderen. Staat de mensheid er nu meer voor open dan toen? En: wat kunnen we doen orn deze verschuiving in onszelf te versnellen? En hoe kunnen we het nieuwe, ontwakende bewustzijn herkennen? Op deze en andere wezenlijke vragen gaat dit boek in. Nog belangrijker echter is dat dit boek zelf een instrument voor transformatie is, ontstaan vanuit het nieuwe bewustzijn. Al lezende ervaren we de verschuiving die in ons plaatsvindt.
Alleen de transformatie naar een
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E'-KHART TOLLE is een van de meest prominente spreken wereldwijd op het gebied van verlichting Zijn bestseller The Power of Now i; in 21 talen verschenen. De kracht van het Nu is m Nederland al jdren nummer 1 van de spirituele toptien. Van zijn boeken De kracht van het Nu, De kracht van het Nu Pn de praktijk en De stilte spreekt zijn in totaal al 150.000 exemplaren verkocht. Vlet dit langverwachte nieuwste boek geeft Eckhart Tolle ons opnieuw een kostbaar geschenk.
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