New year's Resolutions tips and ideas

New year's Resolutions tips and ideas

Eckhart Tolle – New Earth: Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose

Written By: admin - Feb• 23•10

In “New Earth: Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose“, Eckhart Tolle begins talking about our identification with things. Things that we use every day for self enhancement or things we have become attached to and become obsessed with. How inferiority changes the way we act with other people and creates an ego that we didn’t normally have. The pain body is when human tendencies perpetuate old emotions and every human carries around this old pain. The identification is what causes all the reoccurring pain in the individual. Being able to know where the pain is coming from will prevent the pain body to renew itself through you. Our inner consciousness can change the world by not just being satisfied with what you do. Our destinies can be determined by how we carry out are actions and how we can fulfill them with the best possible consciousness.

In “New Earth: Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose“, Eckhart Tolle explains the several ways to finding a more peace ful way to live. There are three stages in the inner consciousness of an individual. The three stages are acceptance, enjoyment, and enthusiasm. Acceptance is when you may not enjoy what you are doing but you have to be able to accept it. This is essentially being able to take responsibility in your life and to take action with certain things that are not enjoyable at all and to find peace within these activities. Enjoyment is the next modality and it is being able to make the present moment a pivotal part of your life. This doesn’t mean that if you want to do something that you will find enjoyment in it. It means that with everything you do that you need to enjoy it in the present; you can’t let the moments pass you by or tell yourself you will enjoy something in the near future. The final modality of the inner consciousness is enthusiasm. Enthusiasm entails that there is a deeper enjoyment in the actions you do and being able to work towards a final goal.

The core of Tolle’s thought, in brief, is that the whole of humanity is trapped in self-created worlds of thought. An individual will experience this as their self-concept. Within these labyrinthine stories it is impossible to achieve lasting happiness. As they are fictional and static, all self concepts are subject to destruction and decay, a process Tolle cites as the main causal factor in human suffering.

The ‘escape’ from this ongoing prison is a direct experience of the sublime, the infinite – that which stands outside, before and beyond the categorizations and divisions of conceptual thought. A key way which Tolle suggests this can be done is to focus one’s attention on the present moment.

A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose is a more detailed examination of the ideas introduced in The Power of Now, although both books revolve around this theme of living in the present moment, there are significant differences between A New Earth and The Power Of Now. Where the Power Of Now focuses on the self-help aspects of Tolle’s work, A New Earth contains a much deeper and more detailed exploration of Tolle’s world-view.

Tolle spends more time on the philosophical, religious and social ramifications of his theories, culminating in tentative descriptions of a future in which compassion has replaced conflict as the core motivating principle for humanity.

Eckhart Tolle believes that the earliest messengers of such a transformation were in the forms of Buddha and Jesus and other such great teachers. At those particular time periods in history these great teachers’ messages were hazy and misunderstood. His purpose of this book is to provide the readers with a sense of awakening. Tolle isn’t trying to awaken the individual with new beliefs but his belief is that a shift in consciousness will get society in touch with the now. Ego has a large impact on all of us and it usually comes in the form of I, Me, or Myself. when your mind constantly having these unconscious thoughts of life and how stressful or depressing it can be, awareness can snap you out of it. “Life isn’t as serious as my mind makes it out to be”.

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