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The Joy of Being: Awakening to One's True Identity

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Fulfillment and Joy Through the Realization of Our Essential Identity

When challenges arise in your life, what happens inside of you? For many of us, the larger the problem, the more we resist, contract, and react unconsciously. On the other hand, explains Eckhart Tolle, in any given moment we have the chance to remain open to life, align with what is, and experience the natural sense of peace and aliveness that he calls "the joy of being".

The Joy of Being is a four-session program that explores the process of awakening to our identity beyond the limits of thought and the impact this transformation can have in the world. Speaking after a three-year teaching hiatus, Eckhart discusses:

  • Working with whatever conditions arise as your guide for the continuing practice of presence
  • Using the inner body and sense perception as anchors to the now
  • Freedom from suffering - the spiritual seeker's best motive
  • The practice of "being the space" for the situations and circumstances you often find difficult

"The joy of being is derived not from something that happens or from some object but from the essence of who you are," teaches Eckhart. "To know yourself as that is joy." The Joy of Being points to a revolutionary phase in human development where thinking is no longer the dominant aspect of our lives, and unconditioned awareness expresses itself through and as each one of us.

©2016 Eckhart Tolle (P)2016 Eckhart Tolle

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    "A big fan, just not of this one."

    I loved previous paper backs that I read and this was the 1st audio book from him that I listened to. I didn't realise that it wasn't an audiobook but more a recording of him speaking at a retreat.
    Still good messages but terrible audio quality and feel a little short changed.

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    "Wonderful, as always."

    I own so many of Eckhart's audio recordings and I particularly enjoyed this one. Listening to his wise and calming words every morning on the way to work puts me in a perfect mood to face the rest of the day.

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    Davie Audiobooks 27/01/2017
    Davie Audiobooks 27/01/2017 Member Since 2015

    Hey! I enjoy listening to all kinds of Audiobooks, but my favourite are Spiritual Novels!

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    "Another amazing retreat!"

    Love these!! They always put you in the present moment. A must buy for sure.

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    Peter Blizzard London England 10/11/2016
    Peter Blizzard London England 10/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Terrible background noise"

    I get it that it's a quiet time for slow and present being but it's very distracting the white noise and really not happy with it being that way

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  • Daniel Sonntag
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    07/01/17
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    "so centering"

    this was wonderful to listen to in the car, so calm and relaxing. really helps me be OK with where I am on my path

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra Corcorran
    20/01/17
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    "More of the same"

    If your familiar with Eckhart he speaks from presence and any book you pick up of his takes you there. I was a little disappointed hoping to hear something new. I used to enjoy his sense of humor but not so much in this one. There were a couple of questions asked that pertained to my situation so that was helpful. I really love what Eckhart has brought to humanity but I will no longer keep buying anything new. I have most everything he has done and that is enough. I can listen to the power of now and a new earth and refresh all I need to remember.

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  • OK Reviewer
    Murfreesboro, TN
    13/07/17
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    "Excellent teaching!"

    I agree with some others that you should read and maybe watch a Eckhart before listening to this. He is a different kind of person but he is amazing! This was great :)

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  • Randell smith
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    "not funny"

    The speakers constant laughing, and the hysterical laughter of the audience was distracting, and annoying.

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    "Humanity is Evolving"

    Eckhart Tolle emanates Presence - true Intelligence that the world needs if we are to overcome the existential threat that humanity currently poses to itself.

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  • Rich C
    08/03/17
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    "Not for me"

    I get his teachings on presence but I wish he gave more stories or examples.
    I guess he is an acquired taste to listen to.

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