I just finished A New Earth: Awakening to your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle. This is a very enlightening book.
From back cover blurb:
"In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness and show reader's how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence." I believe that the back cover blurb explains the book better than I could.
This is a book about spirituality. It does not focus on any specific religion, but Tolle incorporates different leaders of religion into his explanations, esp Jesus and Buddha. He also use little stories that usually involves monks to help illustrate his points.
The first part of the book, which is about the ego and the feelings that the ego can create; I understood. I could relate to what Tolle was saying about the ego. But the second part of the book, which talks about the pain body and finding your inner purpose is where he lost me. I am thinking if the ego is you thoughts how can you find your inner purpose. Because if you self dialogue to find your inner purpose; is it your ego talking? I am just confused about this part of the book. Hopefully when I take the Internet class with Tolle and Oprah it will clear somethings up
I chose this book because I am trying to find my happy place again. Somewhere down the ages, I lost my happiness, my life purpose so I am reading books that will help guide me back. I was just tired of being mad. angry, frustrated all the time. I will continue down this path until I find who I am again.
Enjoy the moment.
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