Does Eckart Tolle and Oprah’s “A New Earth” classes actually work?

I’m looking for a way to turn my life around… I heard that the classes are supposed to be great and really do work to change you… also how long does the class take to complete?

2 thoughts on “Does Eckart Tolle and Oprah’s “A New Earth” classes actually work?

  1. Eckhart Tolle is a German-born writer, public speaker, and spiritual teacher. He is the author of the bestsellers The Power of Now and A New Earth.

    Tolle had an unhappy childhood in Germany and Spain, and his depression increased during early adulthood in England, until he underwent what he calls an “inner transformation”. He says he then spent many years as a vagrant “in a a state of deep bliss”, before becoming a spiritual teacher. He eventually moved to North America where he began writing his first book.He currently lives in Vancouver, Canada with his wife, Kim Eng.

    The huge success of A New Earth followed its selection by Oprah Winfrey for her book club. Tolle partnered with her to produce a series of webinar sessions.Stafford Betty points out that for “Mr. Tolle, God is in the world in a more radical way than for the Christian” and that Tolle’s theology “is only a footnote to the therapy he holds out to his audience.”
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  2. I first heard of Eckhart Tolle when Oprah was promoting him on her show. I am not a regular viewer of her program but heard about it from a friend. I appreciated my friends enthusiasm however chose to bypass it myself with any interest due to my assuming all the hype Oprah was generating was a turn off for me.

    I have been traveling my own spiritual path for some decades now and have been exposed to many books, tapes and programs along with many teachers. All have left some sort of positive residual that has contributed to my spiritual growth.

    A few months ago, one of his books “jumped” off the library shelf into my hand. It was called “The Power Of Now”. Normally I find a book of interest and move thru it with enthusiasm as quick as I can. I take what feels right then leave the rest behind before moving on to something else that catches my eye. His book was different than any I have ever read before. I read it slowly and savored every word because I felt as if he understood what my soul was craving in my search for “enlightenment”. To be honest, what he speaks of is not all new to me. Some of what I have carried inside me as a part of my “knowing” was already there. He has helped supply the “how to carry on and progress with it” part in a way I can get my head around.

    Its very simple. So simple that some might find it difficult to grasp or as one New York reviewer stated, “A bunch of New Age mumbo jumbo”. Also, like anything new to us, one needs to be ready for it on their own journey.

    All that is required is right inside us right now. Its not something to look forward to in the future. There is no heavy writing to do before success is hopefully attained. Its basically about recognizing that the mind, ego and emotions are all a part of this earthly body. Its not who we truly are. Who we are in “spirit”, or our higher selves is the essence of our true Being. He is really just pointing in the right direction of how to spend more of our lives in that place and at the same time continue a productive life free of the emotional burdons that hold us back. That is a very quick simplified definition to be sure because so much that comes from spirit looses its true meaning when put into black and white words.

    I finished his first book, then continued on with another. I am now back re-reading the first one. The freedom I have experienced from heavy emotional baggage I have been packing around for so long has been dramatic. I am becoming more enthusiastic about discovering my purpose here and the energy to become more productive in the things I want to achieve in pursuing my interests.

    Its not an overnight thing by any means. But how quickly one will grasp his concepts in application to the inside is dependent on where they are on the path. I felt just enough “knowing” deep inside me to know I wanted to continue on with his words and wisdom. One last note, I have a tendency to take the easy way on most anything, as well as lose interest quickly. To my delight, this has not been the case. I am able to incorporate his direction into my everyday life with mindful willful understanding that this moment right here, right now, (not the past or the future,) is all I have a hold of to do anything about. The future starts with what I do with this moment. With my own efforts, and with continued practice, I have discovered true joy in living my life forward.

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