A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

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Penguin, 2005 - Self-Help - 315 pages
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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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I have always thought of Eckhart Tolle as “live in the present moment”, “the importance of the present moment”, he seems to be repeating this one message over and over. And sure enough he does that in ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
Our Inherited Dysfunction
8
Spirituality and Religion
17
A New Heaven and a New Earth
23
The Voice in the Head
30
The Lost Ring
38
CHAPTER THREE
59
Being Right Making Wrong
66
How the PainBody Feeds on Your Thoughts
145
Dense PainBodies
151
National and Racial PainBodies
157
Presence
164
Unhappiness
172
The PainBody as an Awakener 18
183
Abundance
190
Not Minding What Happens
198

The Ego Is Not Personal
72
All Structures Are Unstable
79
CHAPTER FOUR
85
Preestablished Roles
90
Role or Function?
97
Conscious Parenting
103
The Pathological Ego
109
Pathological Forms of Ego
118
The Ego in Illness
124
The Birth of Emotion
131
The Duck with a Human Mind
137
How the PainBody Renews Itself
144
Can You Hear the Mountain Stream?
236
The Breath
243
Inner and Outer Space
250
Lose Yourself to Find Yourself
254
A Dialogue on Inner Purpose
262
CHAPTER
279
Awakening and the Outgoing Movement
288
The Three Modalities of Awakened Doing
295
Enthusiasm
301
The New Earth Is No Utopia
307
About the Author 315
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Eckhart 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.

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