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Eckhart Tolle blows my mind. Anyone else?

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Helpeachother4ever Wed 11-Jun-14 11:02:13

Just began reading his work and watching some talks and discussions on youtube a couple of weeks ago.

His thoughts to me are truth and some topics feel so familiar to me. Like I already knew and all the words are doing are reminding me.

Discuss? I don't know anyone who has even heard of him but I'm trying to pass on his message of The Now, daily.

OneEggIsAnOeuf Wed 11-Jun-14 13:02:12


Helpeachother4ever Wed 11-Jun-14 13:12:34

Many thanks!

OneEggIsAnOeuf Wed 11-Jun-14 13:45:49

You may not thank me once you've read the thread smile!

Hambo04 Wed 11-Jun-14 19:53:02

Have read his book Power of Now which I really liked.

Although I will be going to an event at the University of East London end of July with another mystic which I was blown away with just being in his presence. Can't wait for that to kick off and best of all this year it's payable by donation with all proceeds going to charity grin)

Helpeachother4ever Thu 12-Jun-14 08:37:00

I see what you mean OneEgg.

Hambo I'm not really sure I'm understanding you correctly.
Do you mean to say Eckhart Tolle is a mystic?
That's lovely about proceeds going to charity. It would be good if he came to Scotland one day. I would travel to hear him if I could! smile

I feel I have made some progress in being present already thanks to his simplistic style. It's so refreshing. A lot of great thinkers have a way of condescending which I don't feel at all from Tolle. Saying that, that is probably just my pain body reaction to not feeling clever enough! lol

CoteDAzur Thu 12-Jun-14 21:58:52

"His thoughts to me are truth"

Oh, like when he says:

"Even a stone has rudimentary consciousness or it would not be, and its atoms would disperse"

"As there is more consciousness in the body, its molecular structure actually becomes less dense"

Like those truths, you mean?

shock grin

Helpeachother4ever Fri 13-Jun-14 00:42:22

Like I said, I've only just started looking into his stuff.
It's pretty out there but I was referring to applying techniques to daily life.

LadyWithLapdog Sat 14-Jun-14 05:19:52

I only read the One Earth book and tried watching some YouTube talks. I really wanted it all to make sense and to 'get it'. I was ultimately disappointed. Too many self-obvious, rather bland, statements that no one would disagree with and then a few others inserted that you go along with until you stop and think 'hang on, this doesn't follow, this is just faith/rubbish'. I get the feeling he's a different sort of God-botherer.

Mind you, I tried one of the Dalai Lama's books too and found it irritating and just too bland. I abandoned it and I'm the type to usually finish even crappy books I start.

PS - I'm a name changer from other posts, there really aren't all that many on MN into this.

Kellyl26 Sun 15-Jun-14 22:45:56


Kellyl26 Sun 15-Jun-14 22:51:21

I have read/listened to eckhart tolle a lot. He is not a mystic, he believes that we wrongly identify with our thoughts and think that is who we are when in truth we are the awareness of our thoughts.
It holds true with me, his stuff on ego and the pain body is brilliant especially when you catch it in yourself as it means you become a little free every time
Also his stuff on the now & not living in our minds past and future - really helpful x

Helpeachother4ever Mon 16-Jun-14 12:39:56

I'm with you Kelly. I have had depression all of my adult life turning into postnatal depression when my DD was born and for the last year. A few little things have helped to get by but none more so than coming across Tolle. The pain body and the self have made unhelpful thoughts so clear to me. I have had a brighter disposition ever since. It's not a cure all but the fact i can face each day with a smile means more to me than any anti-depressants or behavioral therapy. If he helps some, that's fantastic isn't it? I don't look to dissect his every word. I will keep reading and listening.

7Days Mon 16-Jun-14 12:43:16

everything is obvious to someone, and a revelation to someone else. So I don't see how that's a rebuttal really.

Helpeachother4ever Mon 16-Jun-14 12:54:38

Yes 7days. Fully agree.

Helpeachother4ever Mon 16-Jun-14 12:57:59

Also Ladywithlapdog, he does mention god being a concept of human beings. Spiritual enlightenment is the opposite of "god bothering" imo. smile

LadyWithLapdog Mon 16-Jun-14 14:28:35

Hey, I just said I found him boring. I didn't want to, but I'm old enough to walk away from things I don't enjoy. I didn't think he had a unifying philosophy and the bit towards the end were just God this and God that.

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