It’s always hard to sum up Eckhart Tolle’s books because he doesn’t really speak to your mind. That’s why I like listening to it casually as an audio book.
One year after reading the Power of Now, I decided to tackle A New Earth and it was amazing again. The Power of Now insists more on being in the present and quieting the voice in your head.
A New Earth expands more on the pain body and the mechanisms of the ego. What I love with the book is how you can recognize when these operate within yourself. By bringing these unconscious programs to your awareness, Eckhart Tolle makes them weaker. As he mentions, you don’t fight darkness, you simply bring light to it and it disappears.
The pain body and victim mode
We all sometimes operate on a victim mode. Meaning we actually seek issues or pain. Eckhart Tolle describes it very well and as you read it you will identify the moments when you do it. I identified some road rage moments for example when I was unconsciously seeking a situation that would make me angry.
Eckhart Tolle speaks also well about unconditional love. He explains well the power and beauty of unconditional love. Beauty because of its purity, you don’t ask for anything in return. Power because as it is unconditional, it cannot be taken away from you.
I intend to re-read it soon because there was quite more to it but just these 2 things allowed me to have a better life and better relationships.