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A New Earth - Book Review

The full title is A New Earth - Awakening to Your Life's Purpose. It is amazing to me that Eckhart Tolle has produced a book that even outshines his The Power of Now. I can understand why it is a selection in Oprah's Book Club.

In A New Earth Tolle takes us deeper and further into the unlimited eternal within, and talks us through how to bring out eternal insights. We find out that we are each harbingers of the new way of understanding and thinking about who we are.

Tolle uses concrete examples to promote each of his points so it is easy to follow along, or get back on track if you're distracted for a while. Though the concepts may seem esoteric the methods to understand are practical.

It seems the problem keeping us back from bringing in unlimited consciousness and creating a new us is our ego. Not the ego that keeps us concerned enough about personal care, but the ego that makes us look at others as more or less than ourselves.

All of this is explained in these ten chapters: 1. The Flowering of Human Consciousness; 2. Ego: The Current State of Humanity; 3. The Core of Ego; 4. Role Playing: The Many Faces of the Ego; 5. The Pain-Body; 6. Breaking Free; 7. Finding Who You Really Are; 8. The Discovery of Inner Space; 9. Your Inner Purpose; 10. A New Earth.

One of the insights that meant the most to me with the concept of inner spaciousness, that the products of our creativity come from that wide open inner sanctum that has no physical or mental constrictions.

I have found in my deepest meditations that a field of inner vision opens up, light, bright, with no horizon. And my vision is unlimited 360 degrees. Then I feel the peace that passeth all understanding. This book by Eckhart Tolle helps us realize we all live from within this space without separateness, without boundaries that these physical bodies trick us into believing incase and limit.

I've been on the spiritual path more than 30 years and I gained deeper insight reading this book.

Highest recommendation.

Details: 336 pages; paperback; Penguin; Reprint edition (January 30, 2008); 8 by 5.3 inches; ISBN-10: 0452289963; ISBN-13: 978-0452289963

Review by Susan Helene Kramer, BellaOnline Meditation Editor

For disclosure, my husband bought us this book.

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