On Eckhart Tolle’s website, he says:
|Millions are now ready to awaken because spiritual awakening is not an option anymore, but a necessity if humanity and the planet are to survive. Everything is speeding up – the madness, the collective egoic dysfunction, as well as the arising of the new consciousness, the awakening.We are running out of time. From the perspective of the ego, that’s bad news and will give rise to fear. From a higher perspective, the running out of time is exactly what is needed for the new consciousness to come into this world.|
Eckhart Tolle is a spiritualist and author of The Power of Now. I just finished reading his newest book, A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.
The book is about you (and me). New Earth ultimately offers you a framework from which you can release lifetimes of stress, fear, anger and pain, and gain peace, contentedness and bliss. The message that we are not who we think we are is carefully (even gently) delivered so that we can shed the ego-self that has been imprinted on us and our societies for ages, and become aware of who we truly are; soul and spirit.
The book uses the word “ego” more than Pulp Fiction uses the F-word, (which my son Carl said was 265 times; New Earth uses “ego” 200 times in just the first 100 pages) . Initially this bothered me, and I eventually concluded it was just my “ego” that had a problem with all the attention.
Eckhart Tolle shares tips for becoming more genuinely yourself. He gives you warning signposts to watch for, and ways to deal with your problems, issues, obstacles, and frustrations. He says there are three states you should seek to attain: Acceptance, Enjoyment, and Enthusiasm. Seems like a good prescription for a happy, productive life.
Practical suggestions for success in this pursuit, along with a plethora of tools and concepts for relieving negativity and emotional baggage, make New Earth a valuable handbook for personal growth.
While it’s not for everyone (some of us aren’t ready to shed all of our egoisms), if you have read this review this far without gagging on the subject matter, I recommend that you pick up the book now.