I admit I am still reading this book. I do like what I have read so far, and most of what I am reading I have been taught or figured out on my own. It's just worded differently. One of our readers chose this book and unfortunately she can't make the discussion until tomorrow.For those of you who have read or are currently reading TPoN, is there anything that has stood out to you? Is there anything you question or disagree with? I like the meditation and getting in tune with the present you. Too many of us hold onto the past or worry about the future instead of enjoying what we have happening at this very moment. I love listening to my ocean sounds CD in the car when the kids are driving me mad and I need a mental break. I think it's important for our minds to relax and wander.
I'm still reading it as well and although I know that you have already figured it out on your own or have been taught. Is there anything that stood for you that makes you approach situations differently?
Hi Paris!We finally meet on here! To answer your question, yes. If someone or something is negative in my life, I get rid of it. I can't handle those who hang onto things and let things fester. it gets in the way of my being present in the now and enjoying life. That probably sounds harsh, but lets just say the older I get the less patience I have for whining.
Paris, How did you find out about it and why did you choose this book?
LB,I found it one day while I was wondering through the New Age section of B and N.
What made you pick it? What made you interested in buying it?
I only answered the first part of your question. I chose it for our club because I wanted to help others better themselves and to be able to let go of the past and future and concentrate on now.
What made me pick it: I'm extremely interested in spiritual enlightenment. Always have been since i've been able to read. What made me interested in buying it: I had heard about Eckhart Tolle from the Oprah show and flipped through a few pages and thought it looked interesting so I bought it. Plus the part I flipped to is something I'm personally working on so I was interested in what he had to say.
Would you say enlightenment and revelation are the same thing? I guess you could throw epiphanies into the mix. What do you think spawns enlightenment?
yes they are the same thing, IMO. Enlightenment sounds better though, I guess. I think a need for something more concrete in one's life spawns enlightenment. The need to fill a void.
How do you think enlightenment happens? I ask because I believe in God and sometimes I think my personal revelation comes from Him as well as me finally piecing the different truths in my life together and going, "That's it!"
I think that God enlightens us (or whatever you believe in, I know we have global readers so I didn't want to offend anyone)I think God enlightens us though, I think he helps us to reawaken to things we know but through our lifetime forget we knew them so that when we remember it seems like an enlightenment. Does that make sense?
yes completely. Paris I hate to go, but i am exhausted. perhaps we can continue this next Monday? I should be finished by then. Reading three books at once is hard! :)
sure! and ITA!
Hi Everyone-Great questions LB and answers Paris. I love this book. I'm at the very end. I re-read certain sections which caused me to linger a bit more. I hate to dwell and this book really does a good job in illustrating the benefits of letting go and facing the situation at hand. Great selection Paris. I will try and answer some other questions LB asked later.
Hi OB!!! welcome back! Paris isn't able to get online, so when she can we will continue the discussion. :)