Did you know that Eckhart Tolle is giving a talk in London this Sunday? He’ll be at Troxy from 7pm to 9pm. There is a web page for the event on the Troxy website. Seats are understandably selling out fast so I thought I should email you quick before they’re all gone!
Finding Eckhart Tolle
I discovered Eckhart Tolle in my late teens, reading the famously life changing book – ‘The Power of Now’. I was fascinated and inspired by Eckhart’s clear, calm perception of life and I fell even further in love with the world around me. From an innocent perspective I recognised and appreciated the beauty of his words but I hadn’t fully understood the power of the peaceful acceptance that he discusses, until I hit hard times later in life. Isn’t that how it tends to be? It is in adversity, that we find the opportunity to ‘go deeper’ says Eckhart, to ‘realise a foundation – something that we can call a true sense of safety or security that has nothing to do with the externals of your life’. I have found this to be so true. When I experienced grief and all the other painful trials that came at once, the gentle yet powerful wisdom from The Power of Now came flooding back and, in bittersweet moments of clarity, everything I had been wide eyed and romantic about years before took on a useful and healing aspect in my life.
Hearing the Power of Now
It wasn’t until this year that I eventually heard a talk by Eckhart Tolle. His voice is completely soothing and somehow recognisable at a deeper level. He talks slowly, every word seems to be very consciously and carefully selected for a higher purpose … and when you pay attention to this, it’s as if you’re gently accompanied, arm in arm, away from the fast life, from the ego-based state of consciousness … back to that place that really matters, to peace, to now.
What I wouldn’t give to be at that talk! Alas, the seminar will be in the other side of the country for me, at a time when I’m not feeling up to travelling, but I do hope you can make it and, if you do go, I wish you a wonderful evening of embraced opportunities. In addition you’ll also be able to make contact with some members of the Cygnus team, as we will have a stand there. I myself will imagine I am there – with the collection of Eckhart Tolle CDs and DVDs that I am building up, from Cygnus Books, it should be easy enough to tune in.
Eckhart Tolle Freebies
To pay homage to the power of now, Cygnus Books are inviting us to share our favourite Eckhart Tolle quotes on our Facebook walls and on Twitter. Here’s the best way to do it (trust me, I’m getting to why it is a really good idea to do it this way):
Facebook: Simply quote your favourite Eckhart Tolle mention and tag Cygnus Books somewhere in your comment. You can’t tag a page by clicking on the ‘tag’ icon so you need to write @Cygnus Books in the comment.
Twitter: Hash tag #Eckhart Tolle with the quote and include @Cygnus Books in the Tweet
Why do it this way? Because Cygnus Books are giving 5 people who do so a free Eckhart Tolle book, CD or DVD of their choice (dependant on availability) to be randomly selected on 29th October. Plus there’s always the fact that it gets us all connected and that’s a pretty good reason, I reckon! One freebie per person (not per post) and if someone else has already used your favourite quote, it’s okay to quote it again.
As I have a bit of a head start here, I don’t think it would be fair for me to be one of the first ten so instead I’m going to leave you this time with some of my favourite Eckhart Tolle quotes, in this perfect here and now:
Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.
You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.
Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.
If you’re finding yourself inspired by Eckhart Tolle, maybe you’d like this William Bloom article that I just synchronistically came across. It was written back in 2010 but I found it completely relevant to where I am today … but then that’s the power of now for you!