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Spotlight customer reviews:
Customer Rating: Summary: Seriously, how can people believe in this stuff? Comment: Why are people so weak minded, that they fall sway to dazzling words? I am constantly amazed at how gullible people are. Especially noting how easily liberals fall under the spell of Rock Star Messiah B. Hussein Obama, like cult followers, they check their brains at the door and worship their new master. I thought people had more independent thought than that. This book is just another feel-goody book chalk full of inspirational lines designed to make you feel good and tingly inside....as if Obama is speaking on a live stage of 70,000 and people are fainting (where is Benny Hinn when you need him?).
This book panders to your emotion, rather than your reason. Actually, it assumes you have very little reason and is more an attempt to brainwash you into an amoral world of relativity where man is God. SOrry but this is just a utopian dream, and is making someone very rich. It will solve nothing. Customer Rating: Summary: Transformation of Consciousness Made Easy Comment: I absolutely love this book and I love that its commercial success is bringing into the mainstream the message that the Transformation of Consciousness has become a possibility for humanity and the planet. The concepts are laid out very simply making them very accessible. Every short chapter is a gift that supports you in understanding the nature of your mechanical behaviors and in developing the awareness necessary to be Present and in the moment rather than lost in your thoughts, your emotions and the story of your life.
So if you can take 3 books to a deserted island this summer, I recommend that you put "A New Earth" on your list, along with 2 others which have also had a momentous impact on my life: Being Here: Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment, Working on Yourself Doesn't Work: A Book About Instantaneous Transformation. In those 2 books, the authors, Ariel and Shya Kane develop the concept of Instantaneous Transformation, which is the shift which takes place when one lines up with the Moment and becomes a « Presence » rather than a sum of mechanical thoughts and behaviors. Those 2 books, like Tolle's, have the rare quality of transforming lives on impact and should be added to your must-read list. Customer Rating: Summary: Not Worth Reading Comment: This is the first.....and last.....book I'll ever read from the
Oprah Book Club List. It was repetative, redundant, and
self-absorbed. If the ego is the enemy, then why do we
even have one? Maybe I missed the explanation of this as
I was attempting to wade through all of the spiritual quotes
and anecdotes. Tolle would have helped more by writing
a book geared toward developing healthy egos rather than
suggesting we eradicate them altogether. Our ego is what
connects us to.....and helps us function in.....the corporeal
world. No one would suggest the ego is the only component
of the human psyche, but I'm wondering why Tolle has such
an all or nothing attitude toward it. In any event, I read a fair
amount of metaphysics and found most of this to be an overly
simplistic rehashing of attitudes from other faiths mixed in with
the relentless babble of the author. If you are looking for a deeper
examination of consciousness and the nature of reality, I highly
recommend the Seth books by Jane Roberts. A New Earth did nothing
for me personally other than reinforce how much power Oprah has
over the minds and hearts of the hungry, vulnerable masses. Customer Rating: Summary: Definitely worth it!!! Comment: I have read many reviews of both "A New Earth" and "The Power of Now". Yes, "Earth" is a bit of a rehash of "Now" but I found "A New Earth" quite a bit easier to follow. I was glad I had that under my belt before I tackled "The Power of Now".
For me, these books are wonderful guides to living a peaceful, happy life no matter what happens to you. What I like about them is you can take the concept of God to wherever you are comfortable yet the principles still stand.
I HIGHLY recommend this book and if you have the time, do the classes on Oprah. Hearing from the author himself is helpful and rewarding. Customer Rating: Summary: Be yourself again Comment: A New Earth is definitely a great relief for those who are stuck in internal chatter and/or a false sense of self. It helped me resolve those problems and I wish that I had read it many years ago (although that would be impossible because it wasn't even written). Spirituality needs to be taught in high school, seriously.
I gave this book three stars though for two reasons: it's too repetitive (300 pages could've easily been compressed into 100 pages) and most of the content is useless, boring ramble about the same thing.