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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Born in Germany in 1948, spiritual author and teacher Eckhart Tolle also lived in Spain and England before settling in Vancouver, Canada, where he has resided since 1995. Tolle received his education at the Universities of London and Cambridge. Following several sustained periods of depression, at the age of 29 Tolle experienced an enlightenment that dramatically changed the course of his life. His subsequent spiritual teachings have focused on awareness of the present moment, freedom from negativity, and the attainment of inner peace. Tolle does not align himself with any specific religion or tradition. Tolle wrote the New York Times bestseller "The Power of Now," which has been translated into 33 languages, as well as "A New Earth." These two titles are considered to be among the most influential spiritual books in recent times. Tolle has also recorded many audio interviews and a video. Tolle is a public speaker who teaches and travels throughout the world. "A New Earth" was chosen in January 2008 by Oprah Winfrey as a book club selection.