A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle, is a captivating book that opens your eyes so that you look at life in a completely different way. To yourself, but also to our planet and the entire cosmos. You will see that we (almost) all live from our ego, our thinking. The thinking that dominates all of life and that obscures the real me, consciousness. This ego slows us down in every way and makes real freedom and progress impossible.
Be honest with yourself with A new earth
In this book, Eckhart Tolle helps us learn how to look honestly at ourselves and how we can slowly grow towards a collective consciousness. In this way, we will be able to grow again to “being one”. Some of the many examples that will make you think are: Every ego confuses opinions and points of view with facts. Each ego is a master of selective perception and impure interpretation. By being aware (not thinking) you can see the situation or person in its entirety instead of taking a limited point of view.
There are many situations in life where your ego feels attacked. Someone is accusing you of something, you feel a great wave of strength going through you, fear, anger, or hostility? Your voice will become raw or shrill, perhaps louder. Your mind is running at full speed to defend its position, to justify, to attack, to accuse? In other words: something inside you is at war because it feels threatened and wants to survive, whatever the cost. Then you feel that something in you would rather be right than peace. That’s your ego.
Spiritual self-actualization means that you see clearly what you perceive, experience, think, or feel is not who you are. You cannot find yourself in all those things that are constantly passing. That consciousness is perceptions, experiences, thoughts, and feelings that come and go but do not affect you, that is the deeper, the true me! I took a lot of notes while reading this book. Many examples are given to you, it is really worth reading this book and working with it.
Then the new heaven and new earth will come, right now. A new kind of planet is emerging, now – and you can be a part of it! I also use many tips and examples during the New Shambhala course that I teach. That is a very nice combination of the new vibrations of energy and to (re)discover your true consciousness. All in all, we are developing or developing at a rapid pace in this new era.