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A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61)

51 Ratings: 3.1
A book by Eckhart Tolle

In this elegant new card deck, Eckhart Tolle distills the wisdom of his bestselling book A New Earth into short, carefully chosen passages for contemplation and inspiration. Each selection reinforces the principles of the book, leading us … see full wiki

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Author: Eckhart Tolle
Genre: Health, Mind & Body
Publisher: Penguin
14 reviews about A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose...
Quick Tip by . May 08, 2012
It will save your life if you allow it to penitrate your mind.
review by . July 01, 2010
My emotional 'reaction'  to this book was actually more of an understanding, and more importantly, an awareness of  "presence".  I felt very calm and present while reading this book, which actually created an experiencial quality to this inquiry.   Typically most books like this read like advise, so you learn what you 'should' do, instead of the actual 'hand-holding' experience of bringing you there.  In addition, it is staggering …
review by . June 23, 2010
I admit I was skeptical when I first picked up Eckhart Tolle's book. Skeptical but a little hopeful as well, if that is possible. I had just started on the hunt for some inspirational books, having decided that I needed to make some personal changes to better my life. At the same time, considering he was Oprah's newest darling, I wasn't so sure that I was interested in what would surely be a "spirituality for the masses" message.      I was pleasantly surprised. …
review by . June 30, 2010
Personal transformation is no joke when it comes to this book. A New Earth presents a lot of the same material and philosophy as The Power of Now, Tolle’s previous book, but in a new format. A New Earth contains many example of how to apply the principles of awareness to your daily life. It helps convey the information in a concrete way that is easy to understand. This book has undeniably changed my life for the better. I read it during a summer when my boyfriend (now my fiancé) and …
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
There was a big push behind this book through Oprah's Book Club a couple years ago.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Love this book and this author!
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
great messages made simple
Quick Tip by . May 19, 2010
Pretty lightweight stuff. . . not impressed.
review by . November 21, 2009
What I gleaned from reading Eckhart Tolle's A NEW EARTH is confirmation of things I know:      1.  The voice in my head is not who I am.      2. The Kingdom of God is within.      3.  I can connect to the beginning of everything. (I can't do this on command, but there are times when it feels like I am there.)      4.  Life will give us whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of our consciousness.   …
review by . January 27, 2009
Ok, I liked the book. Because it felt very familiar. It is a collection of Buddhist thoughts and teachings with a new twist. I also think Eckhart explained some of those thoughts in a way that resonates with me. When I read some books on Buddhism I got the feeling that the purpose was to just be, in the now, that's it. I got the feeling that sitting on a street corner with no job or food would be okay, because I was in a deep state of "being". Luckily I never took it to that level. But Eckhart explains …
review by . October 09, 2008
I really like the concept behind inspiration cards. I have a few different decks now. I tend to have them sitting beside my computer. Each day, I pick a card and use it as reminder to ground myself, be true to my genuine self, and stay in the moment. Sometimes, I pick an extra one or two when I'm having a difficult day or just need to re-center myself.     I've read The Power of Now. I have yet to read A New Earth. Something within The Power of Now really resonated deep within …
review by . September 16, 2008
"The only thing that ultimately matters is this: Can I sense my essential Beingness, the I Am, in the background of my life at all times?" - Eckhart Tolle    When Oprah Winfrey chose Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth as one of her book club selections, thousands chose to read his book in order to quench their spiritual thirst, answer questions about suffering, end conflict and discover their True Essence--awakening to their life's purpose.    Now, as a reminder …
review by . March 06, 2008
A good follow up to The Power of Now. I wrote the following review about TPON and here it is repeated, but additional comments.    Reading this book was like a condensed version of the many classes I have attended from my spiritual teacher. Eckhart Tolle presents difficult to comprehend subjects in simple to understand language. However, do not expect that this "easy read" will result in instant enlightenment. He sets the basics down, it is up to the reader to absorb and act …
review by . January 30, 2008
"Ego is a conglomeration of recurring thought forms and conditioned mental-emotional patterns that are invested with a sense of I, a sense of self. Ego arises when your sense of Beingness, of 'I Am', which is formless consciousness, gets mixed up with form. This is the meaning of identification. This is a forgetfulness of Being, the primary error, the illusion of absolute separateness that turns reality into a nightmare." -- From the book    I have several books, decks and audios …
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