BOOKS THAT GAVE ME SEEDS TO THRIVE (Click link for the introduction to the series)
The year was in 2008 when I first read A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle. I was just starting to build myself up from the shell of a person that I had become. Things in my life were a mess, and I didn’t know or like who I had become. When I read this book, I reconnected with my life. I became aware of my energy, and I started making positive changes to my life. Then I read the book again in 2009, again in 2010, and then again in 2018. A New Earth is definitely not a one time read. After four reads my book is tattered, underlined, highlighted, and earmarked with reminders.
I actually went through my darkest times while reading this book. My family experienced multiple traumas and it was the lessons that this book had to teach me that pulled me up out of my depths of chaos. I found hope in the pages, which created a light that got brighter and brighter within. On my last read of this book, I got to see just how much I have grown and how many seeds I have planted.
Seeds that were once so beautiful to me in theory became beautiful flowers in my own garden. Tolle connects stories in a way where they truly have the power to resonate in our everyday lives. I can honestly say that this book has helped me to find direction when I thought I would be lost in the dark permanently.
Oprah and Tolle do a chapter-by-chapter breakdown of the book, which I did when it first came out. It really did help me to get the most out of the book, especially since that was during a very dark time. Doing that helped me to step back from the story of my life that I was getting sucked up into. The process helped me to see clearer. When we are caught up in our own stories of misery, we are seeing through those darkened and smeared spectacles. Our perception is going to be quick to judge and shut down ideas that could actually be helpful to cleaning them. The course helped me to wipe my lens. I looked the course up and it is still available. Click here for the link.
Now, as far as quotes go, trying to find my favorite is a true task. Just going through the pages and feeling the AHA moments racing back to me is so incredibly empowering with each flip of the page. Each passage I’ve marked opened my eyes in such a different way. I can’t find that many pages that aren’t marked up. I picked the one that holds great meaning to me in this very moment.
Favorite Quote from A New Earth
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“When the basis for your actions is inner alignment with the present moment, your actions become empowered by the intelligence of Life itself.”-Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth, p. 199, 2005.
Do you have a favorite quote from A New Earth? Write it in the comments below.
With Love and Gratitude,