Eckhart Tolle is unlike almost any other teacher in that he radiates the Presence or Being that he talks about so very strongly that it is sufficient to entrain the listeners up into that state. This occurs whether one is watching him on video, listening on audio, or reading one of his books. His careful focus and centering within, rather than placing his focus outside and all around himself, as people commonly do, along with his quiet, measured tone and pace of speaking all help one to enter into Presence with him, to enter the now. This is a blessed state.
Another distinction that sets his teaching apart from the masses of books and teachings all about is that he is insistent on the listener/reader's ability to literally experience this now, this Presence, immediately, or at least very quickly. He is famous partly because "the proof is in the pudding;" his simple writing helps us all to practice what he preaches. I have been deeply immersed in the Presence often ever since the early part of his webinar with Oprah.
So many of us are and have been spiritual seekers for years, for decades, and yet we never quite get where we want to be. Eckhart takes us there. He makes it easy and simple, he radiates the Presence he speaks of, and he is thoroughly humble, in full awareness that he is not the source of the light that he brings. This, in fact, may be his biggest secret. NO ONE gets this big on his own. Spirit, or God, is so clearly, blatantly apparent when he speaks. It is THIS to which we all respond, I think, whether we are aware of it or not.
I want to re-emphasize a very key highlight of Tolle's magic, which is his insistence that we can all do the exact same thing. We can all contact and get into the flow of the exact same Presence. It is not personal, it is universal! The Presence is literally, not figuratively, One. So, it is NOT really Tolle's magic at all; it is the magic of the Presence. He is just the vehicle, the transparent window, or window pane, as he likes to call himself. This is the absolute truth, based on my experience.
Okay, there is one more important thing, and that is his teaching on the mind, and identification with the mind, and how to break this identification. He actually gives us our identity back, for goodness sake! The mind will NOT get you where you want to go. This simple, yet profound teaching, brings gently earth-shattering changes to anyone who practices what he teaches. This is precious beyond belief. He shows you how to leave the mind behind, for you cannot bring it with you into Presence.
Tolle is a simple, humble man whose transparency allows the light of God to shine through him and use him to deliver a very needed teaching in these difficult times. There are few teachers of this caliber alive today, or at any time.
Thank you for the opportunity to voice my feelings and awareness about Eckhart Tolle. I hope you can sense in my writing the Presence that I enjoy since encountering the Tolle teachings. He does not really originate anything. He just ties it all up together into a very simple, workable, practical, demonstrable, experiential teaching. :-D
Warmest regards,Theresa Harvey
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