I Have Learned Much From Eckhart Tolle

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    Eckhart Tolle

    In Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now” Tolle states the Buddha defined enlightenment as; “The end of suffering”He purposefully tells us only what enlightenment is not:  No suffering.  He uses a negative definition so that the mind cannot make it into something to...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 26, 2013

    So Simple Yet So Deep

    I enjoy reading and rereading Eckhart's books and videos, which as he likes to say are pointers toward the ultimate reality of our lives: what happens inside our heads at any given moment, inside our chatering minds, to realize of the constant, involuntary, compulsive inner...
    microchipinmyhead microchipinmyhead
    31-35, M
    Apr 15, 2011

    Knowing Freedom...

    When each thought absorbs your attention completely, it means you identify with the voice in your head. Thought then becomes invested with a sense of self. This is the ego, a mind-made "me." That mentally constructed self feels incomplete and precarious. That’s why fearing and...
    ThatFeeling ThatFeeling
    51-55, M
    Oct 9, 2011

    Thank Goodness

    Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.                                    ...
    aniave aniave
    31-35, F
    Sep 26, 2009

    Create a space... and let it fill with love

    As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it. You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner, or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter. Eckhart...
    ThatFeeling ThatFeeling
    51-55, M
    Sep 29, 2011

    Discovering My True Self

    Tolle's teaching have accelerated my awareness in order of magnitudes since i discovered "The Power of Now" via Oprah Show two years ago
    mhtan mhtan
    31-35
    Apr 17, 2012

    Difficult Weekend...

    This has been a difficult weekend. I have connected very much with the writings of Eckhart Tolle and am studying Buddhism. I feel like I was frantic to find something to ease the pain I am feeling. I hated my life and nothing seemed to be going right and I found zero...
    aniave aniave
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 11, 2009

    funny thing is that he's saying everything we

    already know, we just dont realise it. I think hes amazing, makes me feel so relaxed
    BeccadyBoo BeccadyBoo
    22-25, F
    Apr 22, 2015

    Awakening

    I recently purchased the audio version of "A New Earth." It is truly eye-opening and spiritually deepening. I recommend it to everyone (the CD version is nice for reversing and replaying). 
    siren1971 siren1971
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2008

    Just Be

    Just be in the moment, just let go of the pain of the past and all your baggage. Perhaps that was the singular greatest lesson I learned from Eckhart Tolle. Eckhart came at a point in my life where I had given up, where I figured I'd be dead before 25. First I read portions of...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 31, 2009

    Romantic Love

    The reason why the romantic love relationship is such an intense and universally sought-after experience is that it seems to offer liberation from a deep-seated state of fear, need, lack, and incompleteness that is part of the human condition in its...
    Annikka Annikka
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2011

    A Note From Eckhart Tolle ............

    Dear Friends,"There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." (Leonard Cohen)A crack could be anything that "goes wrong" in your life -- in relationships, finances, work, health, etc.First you suffer, then (potentially), you let go of your attachments. And...
    Annikka Annikka
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Oct 7, 2011

    The Dark Night Of The Soul...

    This is my reference to my own experience. Overcome with thought and emotion I thought one late night (early morn) as I lay in my bed that this was too much. To make it a short story I surrendered, I was out of options. The next day my mind was silent, words can't quite do it...
    GeneAllen5466 GeneAllen5466
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2013

    Tolle

    have to share this as i live by this first line Tolle quote: "What problem do you have at this moment? Not in an hour or tomorrow, but what problem do you have now?" Sometimes, they'll suddenly wake up when they hear that question, because they realize that at that moment...
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon
    36-40, F
    Sep 3, 2012

    No Exageration - Eckhart Tolle Has Saved My Life.

    Bold statement I know but its true. In a nutshell. I had a harsh upbringing with violence and emotional & sexual abuse at a young age and with poverty and bullying in my school years. I tried to commit suicide in my teens (seriously and not a cry for help) but was devastated...
    kittybeemine kittybeemine
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Dec 31, 2012

    Be The Watcher!

    watch every thought that comes into mind without judgement be the watcher of the pain body- it is through the pain body that the ego works :) don't judge the ego, to be the watcher without adding to the comments, to the clutter, no....by having an opinion you cease to become the...
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2013

    Eckhart Tolle Bundles

    Hello, I just wanted to share with everyone two bundles I found on Amazon. They are 2-packs of Eckhart's audio books, each priced at only the cost of one. Enjoy! http://www.amazon.com/Eckhart-Tolle-2-Pack-Entering-Realization/dp/B002YYARJY/ref=sr_shvl_album_4?ie=UTF8&...
    HeatherBFM HeatherBFM
    26-30, F
    Nov 30, 2009

    Audio

    Audio torrents exist of him reading and talking at lectures and other good stuff.  He has a very wise way and his voice can be very soothing, in and of itself. It's all very nice.
    BillyFish BillyFish
    36-40, M
    Sep 11, 2009

    I Learn Much From Him,

    I've read his book A New Earth and found it to be A Course In Miracles in a nutshell it helps me to cope with all the pain bodies on EP. Some are still suffering and don't even know it. I had an experience in Alcoholics Anonymous as the result of a nervous breakdown and the steps...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    1 Response Aug 23, 2011

    Book Club Invitation

    EP Sangha member anya1212 commented on my story “The Blossom Pales in Comparison” with: Is our questioning affected by our past experiences and beliefs. Do we question without reasoning or analyzing the immediate situation. Does this not qualify into being "judgemental"? And...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    May 18, 2013

    All New For Me...

    I picked up "The Power of NOW" years back. I was at a book store with a guy I was dating and I was telling him what I had heard about the book and he bought it for me as a surprise. I tried reading it but it sounded like new-age mumbo-jumbo- and I could get past a...
    aniave aniave
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2009

    i have read his book its simply amazing it has

    helped me so much is there anyone else who has read his book?
    zeezee1234 zeezee1234
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2014

    I Can See The Light.....in The Distance as yet, but here's hoping

    I discovered Eckhart Tolle last year and have been hooked ever since. When I feel like shite he tells me that it doesnt matter a jot! I watch his videos most days and read all his books. Anyone whos a friend of Eckhart is a friend of mine. Please feel free to contact me for a...
    yumi1 yumi1
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2012
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