Our thoughts on this book
• An awakening and deeply spiritual book: I have recommended it many times, and continue meditating on it.
• An enlightening outlook on purpose, which helps so much in bringing myself back into the now, and remaining here for longer and longer stretches of time.
• Bits on the metaphysics of spirituality resonate deeply with the many experiences I have witnessed and observed.
A New Earth is a spiritual philosophical book that looks toward a future of conscious self-awareness. I am skeptical about certain parts that delve into vibrations and new age concepts, but the main aspect of ‘staying present’ was very meaningful to me. Anyone who is feeling lost, egotistical or angry could benefit from learning why and where their issues are coming from.
It opened my eyes to my interactions with the world not because the world changed as I was reading but because I did. Tolle’s wisdom in how to tap into our Being in a society that insists on identifying with the ego makes this a must-read for young, old and everyone in between. Refreshing, reflective and required.
How long do you carry the past? A New Earth is an important read for many of us. Words are only pointers to truth. You will want to take your time and let certain sentences and stories sink in deeply. This book and audiobook (narrated by Tolle) are my go-to sources when dealing with the slightest bit of anxiety, doubt, or depression. That and magic mushrooms. More on that in the book, Stealing Fire.