A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose is Eckhart Tolle’s first book in eight years. Eckhart Tolle provokes us to challenge life. He dares us to live in the present moment and thereby to change our consciousness and relish the “joy of Being.” Tolle evokes us that there are many hurdles to awakening to our life’s purpose. As Jesus said “blessed are the poor in spirit,” he was concerned with those who travel light. People without inner burdens and association with material things, subjective notions, or obsessions. But the ego is stubborn at work in our mind producing new narratives. These narratives counter what comes to us in the existing instant.
Tolle intends to transform the way human beings think. and he imagines a world population that is more tolerant, aware, and true. According to Tolle, the book’s purpose “is not to add new information or beliefs to your mind or to try to convince you of anything, but to bring about a shift in consciousness”.
The book details human abnormality, greed, stress, and the cruelty we force on each other. It also sheds light on mankind’s lost efforts to discover life’s aim and meaning through belongings and toxic relationships. It states that thoughts can have a strong and useful “effect on the healing process”. This puts forth the idea of “Evolutionary transformation of human consciousness”. This idea inspires the reader to engage in “honest self-evaluation [that] can lead to positive change.”
Eckhart Tolle was born Ulrich Leonard Tolle on 16th February 1948. He is a spiritual teacher and a best-selling author. He is a German-born resident of Canada. Tolle is best known as the author of two well-known books, The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening Your Life’s Purpose.
In 2008, the New York Times named Tolle “The most renowned spiritual author in the United States.” In 2011, he was listed by Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world. Tolle cannot be said to be adhering to one religion. Yet, he has been influenced by a wide variety of spiritual works.
Tolle had a miserable childhood in Germany and Spain. His depression attained its peak during early adulthood in England. This was till he encountered what he calls an “inner transformation”. He then spent several years as a nomad, “in a state of deep bliss”, he says, before shifting into a spiritual guru. He traveled to North America where he started drafting his first book. He currently resides in Vancouver, Canada with his wife, Kim Eng.
Excerpts from the book:
Every quote is from the author Eckhart Tolle himself. we have arranged our records into the following sections. We’ve added bold to some quotes for importance.
Religion & Spirituality
Association with Form
Happiness & Unhappiness
‘Now’ – The Present moment
God & Love
Impermanence & Death
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The highly anticipated follow-up to the 2,000,000 copy bestselling inspirational book, “The Power of Now”
With his bestselling spiritual guide “The Power of Now,” Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived? in the now.? 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 shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence. “The Power of Now” was a question-and-answer handbook. “A New Earth” has been written as a traditional narrative, offering anecdotes and philosophies in a way that is accessible to all. Illuminating, enlightening, and uplifting, “A New Earth” is a profoundly spiritual manifesto for a better way of life? and for building a better world.