This long-awaited second book by renowned spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle provides a "going deeper" into the teaching already so eloquently and clearly expressed in his first book 'The Power of Now'. Although the teaching takes on new depth, added dimensions and specific focuses, it is even easier to grasp since Eckhart writes in short, clear entries ranging from one line to one page. Each entry is concise and complete in itself, even though they have been astutely organized into 10 topic clusters ranging from "Stillness & Silence" and "Beyond the Thinking Mind" to "Relationships" and "Suffering & the End of Suffering". Whether read individually, as a topic cluster, or in their totality, these entries take on a Tranformative power that can awaken the reader to Self-Realization, to their true nature.
While spiritually profound, 'Stillness Speaks' is also intensely practical. Eckhart tells us how to be with another in a relationship, which can contain and weather all things, how to "sit" with a dying person, where to find wisdom, how to free ourselves of guilt, and how to control the runaway-thinking mind.
Underneath the words, between them, in the energy of presence conveyed by them, we find the power of Stillness. This vibrantly alive state found only in the here and Now, is one with our Being and the field out of which all "arises".
About the Author:
Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most original and inspiring spiritual teachers of our time. Eckhart is not aligned with any particular religion or tradition, but excludes none. At the core of his teachings lies the transformation of individual and collective human consciousness - a global spiritual awakening.
Eckhart was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge . At the age of twenty-nine, a profound spiritual transformation virtually dissolved his old identity and radically changed the course of his life. The next few years were devoted to understanding, integrating and deepening that transformation, which marked the beginning of an intense inward journey. Later, he began to work with individuals and groups as a counselor and spiritual teacher.
Eckhart Tolle is the author of The Power of Now, a #1 New York Times Bestseller, which has been translated into 32 languages and become one of the most influential spiritual books of our time.
In his most recent book, A New Earth, he shows how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world.