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The Journey Into Yourself
- By: Eckhart Tolle
- Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
- Length: 10 hrs
The theme of this four-day retreat: "It's Always Now" The Now is inseparable from who you are at the deepest level. It is the prerequisite of Being. As you listen to the words on this tape, you participate in the retreat. To "retreat" means to step back - not only from the outer world, but also from the world in your head, the thinking mind. Allow the sound of the words to take you beyond words and beyond sound to the stillness within.
The Journey into Yourself
- By Triplecat on 03-01-10
If you can ignore the annoying laughing man...
I find it difficult to remain focused on the true messages of the monologue. The audiobook was recorded at a community retreat and as such there is an audience. I like the idea because you receive immediate feedback and there is a natural unscripted flow. Unfortunately there is a terrible distraction in the form of a man who just cannot seem to stop laughing. As Mr Tolle expounds on topics such as death and grief there is a man literally 'dying' of laughter in the background. That in and of itself is enough to make my mind take over and I lose concentration of the moment and the message. The laughter doesn't even seem to follow the message. it reminds me of early 80'S comedy on TV where they would edit in fake laughing. In this case the laughter is annoying, unprovoked and out of context. it is almost like this guy is in another room watching Mr Bean while Mr Tolle tries to continue stoically.
I appreciate that I am now applying a literary manifestation of my lack of tolerance and probably therefore am exactly the sort of person who should try harder to be 'in the now'.
The content will not disappoint you.
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