Book reviews – A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

This book was a life-changer for me.

A new earth pic

It takes a short time to read, but  a long time to master.

It’ll mill around in your mind, and that is oh-so-satisfying!

Basically it gently guides us to realise who we really are and not who we think we are. It  shows up the ego by making us aware of it. And frees us.

It says we cannot become good by trying to be good, you have to find goodness that is already within us. Do this by becoming conscious of it. Awareness is the greatest agent for change.

To be free of ego we simply need to be aware of it. Awareness and ego are incompatible.

Top 5 quotes from the book:

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

“Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.”

“You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”

“Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.”

 

 

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