The book for February and March 2020, is A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. In this book, Eckhart Tolle (also the author of the book The Power of Now) explains powerful ideas and guidance for living a life free from the limitations of the Ego. Tolle explains how transcending our Ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world (Sapiens Editorial, 2020). This book takes layered spiritual ideas and makes them palatable and applicable to our modern life experiences.
This exceptional book describes how our often deeply ingrained attachment to the Ego can create dysfunction in all areas of our lives with an over-emphasis and action taken on thoughts, adopted belief systems and emotions. In a New Earth, Eckhart Tolle invites us to explore an existence that is free from the limitations of our conditioned minds and to experience the freedom of higher consciousness and connection to Self.
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR USING THIS TEXT
I highly recommend reading this book with a highlighter in hand. There are many one or few-line statements within each chapter that can be used as an affirmation for your day or point of reflection for your week.
In order to get the most from this text, and many texts explored in this Book Club, I suggest reading and re-reading Chapters 2, 3 and 4 that explain the nature, state and behaviour of the Ego. To know the Ego is to then understand how to work with it and lessen its effect within your life.
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With light and love,