“Just like the ancient sutras, the writings contained within this book are sacred and have come out of a state of consciousness we may call stillness. Unlike those ancient sutras, however, they don’t belong to any one religion or spiritual tradition, but are immediately accessible to the whole of humanity. There is also an added sense of urgency here. The transformation of human consciousness is no longer a luxury, so to speak, available only to a few isolated individuals, but a necessity if humankind is not to destroy itself. At the present time, the dysfunction of the old consciousness and the arising of the new are both accelerating. Paradoxically, things are getting worse and better at the same time, although the worse is more apparent because it makes so much ‘noise.’
This book, of course, uses words that in the act of reading become thoughts in your mind. But those are not ordinary thoughts—repetitive, noisy, self-serving, clamoring for attention. Just like every true spiritual teacher, just like the ancient sutras, the thoughts within this book don’t say, ‘Look at me,’ but ‘Look beyond me.’ Because the thoughts come out of stillness, they have power—the power to take you back into the same stillness from which they arose. That stillness is also inner peace, and that stillness and peace are the essence of your Being. It is inner stillness that will save and transform the world.”
~ Eckhart Tolle from Stillness Speaks
This is our third Note on one of Eckhart Tolle’s great books.
We started with The Power of Now. Then A New Earth. And, here we are with Stillness Speaks.
This is a super-quick reading and equally deep-thought provoking little book.
It’s PACKED with wisdom.
In fact, it’s one of those books we could (literally!) open up to a random page and have a great chat for a weekend. (Hah. Seriously.) (Get a copy here.)
Alas, we only have a few minutes together. I’m excited to share a few of my favorite Ideas we can apply to our lives TODAY so… Let’s jump straight in!
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