A friend of mine recommended Eckhart Tolle to me and I have enjoyed his teachings immensely. "To be," I mean to really "be" is what I have always longed for. The moments of stepping away from the chaotic mind and intently listening to the harmonious sounds all around is truly beautiful.
I look forward to contributing to this team and I wish you all the most tranquil, blissful, peaceful moments our lives have to offer!
Thank you so much for the welcome, Miranda and Karen.
Miranda ~ I got a Kindle for Christmas last year but have to admit that I haven't used it much. I thought it was back-lit and I was pretty disappointed when I found out it isn't. But, I've asked for a book-light for it for Christmas, this year. :) HOWEVER anyone reads A New Earth, it is THE BEST. I highly recommend that you read some Wayne Dyer. He is awesome, as well. On a list of the most spiritually influential people, Eckhart was #1 (as he should be), the Dalai Lama was #2 and Wayne Dyer was #3. He's written about 35 books, through a lot of years. Maybe, start with something like "Excuses Begone" although all of his books are fantastic.
Karen ~ "A work in progress" ~ well put . . me too. It would be wonderful to be instantly transformed, as Eckhart was ~ but it doesn't happen that way for most of us. Yes, I am totally enjoying 'the ride' as well. I am such a different person, with Eckhart's help ~ and I love it. I agree that it is totally about perception. :) davidji is a meditation teacher so if you meditate, check him out. He has written an amazing book, The Secrets of Meditation, which I own and love. It's on sale right now, actually. www.hayhouse.com/details.php?id=7070 I meditate with davidji's meditations every day. He's my favorite because I love his voice and he's not ALL serious and total business like a lot of teachers are. He can be light-hearted and fun, as well. I LOVE my teachers. :)
Thanks again, to both of you, for making me feel at home.
Edited by: INTHEGAP at: 11/28/2012 (14:02)
Enlightenment means choosing to dwell in the state of presence rather than in time. It means saying yes to what is. ~ Eckhart Tolle
Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing. ~ Wayne Dyer
We don't let go of our desires only our attachment to the outcome. ~ davidji
Somehow I missed this thread. Welcome to the team, Peggy! Love that you are enjoying such contentment! I love Tolle and Dr. Dyer. Both of them have changed my life, just by changing the way I perceive things. I'm a work in progress, for sure, but it's a journey I'm enjoying. I'll have to check out that other gentleman you mentioned.
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