If you have not heard of Eckhart Tolle before and would meet him for the first time, your first impression would probably be that of a very ordinary, simple man. You may even find him a bit boring when you hear him speak. But don’t judge a book by it’s cover as this man is one of the most remarkable (spiritual) teachers of today.
His message is very simple: Do not (unconsciously) dwell in the past or the future but stay present in the now, the present moment.
This message is not new, as many people advocate to be more present, or being conscious. But Eckhart Tolle presents this in such a simple and easy to understand way, that if you still do not understand what he tries to convey, you are probably not ready yet for this powerful teaching.
He also talks about people’s unconscious behaviour. This is what he calls the pain body. The pain body is like a hidden shadow which once activated, can take over a person completely. Ever wondered why people suddenly can act like crazy, provoked by one simple word? Well, it’s because they are taken over by their pain body. This is very informative information which gave me a lot of insight about myself and others.
Eckhart Tolle has written two books, The Power of Now and A New Earth. Both very powerful and highly recommended. I would also recommend to check out his numerous audio and video programs.
Thanks for sharing. 🙂
I’m a big fan of both Tolle and Byrin Katie. They both have very simple, but deeply profound messages. I enjoyed your summary of their work.
You might alsocheck out Marshall Rosenberg and his Nonviolent Communication which is very much in the same family of approaches.
Wow! Great article 🙂
Eckhardt Tolle is a great author and I recommend all his books 🙂 Keep up the good work Patrick ^_^
I try to always be conscious of how I am feeling..and to live by this mans teachings every day! Life is so much better if we do this!