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3.00008252527337 out of 53.00008252527337 out of 53.00008252527337 out of 53.00008252527337 out of 53.00008252527337 out of 5 3.00 (48,470 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eckhart Tolle Narrator: Eckhart Tolle Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2005 ISBN: 9780786555390
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The bestselling writer of The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle, expands on the themes he brought up in his earlier book in A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose. In this visionary work, Tolle suggests that humanity is changing, and we can participate in this change to bring about a world that is full of compassion and goodness. At present, people are too involved in their individual thoughts and emotions, identifying with them to a great extent. However, thoughts and emotions are fleeting, and you have to look deeper to figure out who you really are.

Tolle also writes about the "pain body" i.e., the weight of past hurts that people carry around with them, once again believing that this is who they are. We don't have to keep our pain inside; we can let it out and become lighter. Eventually, Tolle brings up the three modalities that will lead us to a better existence: acceptance, enjoyment and enthusiasm. An individual can begin to accept things in his/her life even though they may not be to his/her liking. This is the first stage in awakening, and soon, it will be possible to move on to enjoyment where everything in life becomes pleasant. However, the third and most powerful stage is when you are filled with enthusiasm for everything you do. This is when you've truly awoken to your life's purpose.

Like The Power of Now, A New Earth is an intensely powerful book which will make you think about things that you've never considered. We take it for granted that we are the sum of our experiences, but Tolle shows us that we have far greater depths than we've ever imagined. We are all capable of so much more when we work in conjunction with the universe, and together, we can achieve goals that, at present, seem impossible.

Eckhart Tolle was born Ulrich Leonard Tolle in Germany in 1948. He had an unhappy childhood during which his parents fought a lot and eventually separated. He moved to Spain to live with his father and eventually moved to England where he attended the University of London and earned his Bachelor's. He was granted a scholarship to keep studying, but, at the age of 29, he experienced an epiphany which left him feeling blissful. He lived like a hermit for several years before finally getting engaged in the spiritual life in England. Then, he moved to North America where he met his wife-to-be and wrote his first book. A New Earth was chosen as one of Oprah's picks and has been on the New York Times bestseller list.

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Building on the astonishing success of The Power of Now, Eckhart 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.

Tolle tells us there is good news, 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 in consciousness, 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—and learn to live and breathe freely.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ali Crain | 2/20/2014

    " What struck me most about this book is understanding the awareness of what we tell ourselves about the world we live in (aka positive vs negative thinking) and the reminder to live in the moment while changing your way of thinking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie Strom | 2/20/2014

    " The ideas in the book are good but very repetitive. It's a hard book to get through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanda | 2/19/2014

    " First book read by the "Friendship Tree" book club. What a lovely start! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki King | 2/9/2014

    " This is not a book...it's a manual for life. I read it again and again, and each time I do, I discover something new about myself and how I view the world around me. It's not easy reading - very deep and profound. I recommend you "study" it rather than pick it up for a light read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cate | 1/28/2014

    " This book is a bit more accessible than his other book, The Power of Now. Some great ideas are tossed around with which I agree while others are just infuriating. Because the subject matter is esoteric, it is something that should be approached individually and personally. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 T.l. Blankenburg | 1/28/2014

    " His direction is a bit confusing, but he has good intentions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene | 1/3/2014

    " Some parts helped me to contemplate some things differently in my life and he made some good points. I'm not sure why, but his tone seemed arrogant instead of helpful throughout the book as compared to Ruiz in The Four Agreements which I would recommend over this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda | 12/29/2013

    " One of the most influential books of my life. I turn to it often and open a page to find something I needed to hear that day. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Daniel Goh | 12/24/2013

    " Not worth reading. Author grasp stuff all over trying to create self actualization ... Didn't want to finish "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlieshan | 12/20/2013

    " If you're ok with spirituality you'll love it. One of my favourite books. I think about it all the time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mamey | 12/4/2013

    " I don't think I was ready for this yet "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra | 11/9/2013

    " Had a powerful way of simplifying life's unanswered questions. Fantastic read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Brown | 11/2/2013

    " Easier to read than the Power of Now. Helpful, but challenging to do everyday - which is the whole point, I think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy Piper | 10/7/2013

    " Incredible Insight! A little hard to follow but worth it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clorinda | 1/10/2013

    " A very good and clear book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cherie Tanner | 12/24/2012

    " Very profound and deep. It took me quite a while to get through this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianna | 7/15/2012

    " Very positive and uplifting. Feel though that many of his ideas are borrowed from Buddhism. Maybe readers that find Eckhart's beliefs to be something they want to pursue more should look into Buddhist reads. Overall, liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 6/25/2012

    " Very inspiring. I might want to purchase this in paperback. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krystal Crespo | 5/7/2012

    " The theory is a little simplified but the examples are eye-opening and humbling. I would take this with a grain of salt but consider the big picture of why we act the way we act and how to improve ourselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heba | 3/2/2012

    " a book that caused a revulsion against my ego and changed my views for ever "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tarrastarr | 10/8/2011

    " he kept saying the same thing over and over and over and over. and if that same message is new to you we re all in trouble. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Mahoney | 9/13/2011

    " It's been a while since I read this book. But it got me through some tough times in my life. It made me look at myself in a different light. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Ladd | 9/12/2011

    " This is an amazing book that distills the philosophy of living in the Now to easily digestible bites of wisdom. I think Tolle is a modern-day sage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 9/4/2011

    " Must have read for understanding the EGO "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 6/16/2011

    " SOME MUMBO JUMBO ABOUT LIFE AND STUFF. I read this while taking yoga 4 times a week and it definitely did not help me. Too new-agey, not a very special self-help book, it reads just like all of the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi Domian | 5/20/2011

    " Realisation! Understaning the mind, how it works, how it reacts, awareness, oneness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickieg | 5/11/2011

    " Skip the first chapter, after that...AMAZING!!! If you don't have the patience to read the whole book at least read the "Pain body" chapters!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 5/5/2011

    " Easier to read than the Power of Now. Helpful, but challenging to do everyday - which is the whole point, I think. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cherie | 5/4/2011

    " Very profound and deep. It took me quite a while to get through this book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patti Zarn | 4/30/2011

    " Hard to even get through it, I don't know what all the Oprah buzz was about. Liked his other books better.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 4/28/2011

    " amazing. blowing my mind and changing it. changing me. discovering me. discovering peace and happiness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 4/26/2011

    " Realisation! Understaning the mind, how it works, how it reacts, awareness, oneness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 4/26/2011

    " First time I tried to read it, I couldn't get into it AT ALL. The second attempt, about a year later, I couldn't put it down. It's definitely a book that can enlighten you if you read it when you're supposed to. Otherwise, it won't have an impact. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 4/23/2011

    " I suggest reading the book. I couldn't get past his accent and slow reading style on the cd's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lilith | 4/18/2011

    " This book changed my life. It really has altered my thinking. I think more about how ego is involved in my interactions. Has really helped my relationship with my husband! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andreapiercy11 | 4/17/2011

    " A must read for EVERYONE!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carissa | 4/17/2011

    " While in many ways this is an expansion off of The Power of Now, I felt it is more readable and understandable in many ways. For anyone interested in the philosophies of Krishnamurti or even being able to look at your life in a new light, this is the book to do it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aimee | 4/13/2011

    " This is a really great book. It really helped me in looking at things from a different perspective... "

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About the Author
Author Eckhart TolleEckhart Tolle is a contemporary spiritual healer who is not aligned with any particular religion or tradition. In his writing and seminars, he conveys a simple yet profound message with the timeless and uncomplicated clarity of the ancient spiritual masters: There is a way out of suffering and into peace. Eckhart travels extensively, taking his teachings throughout the world. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.