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Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth – Entry 1

Already really enjoying this book- some initial quotes based on my current progress.

 This books main purpose is not to add new information or beliefs to your mind- or to try to convince you of anything, but to bring about a shift in consciousness, that is to say, to awaken. Pg. 6

Driven by greed, ignorant of then connectedness to the whole, humans persist  in behavior that, if continued unchecked, can only result in their own destruction. Pg. 11

Fear, greed and the desire for power are the psychological motivating forces of incessant conflict in personal relationships. They bring about a distortion in your perception of other people and your self. Through them, you misinterpret every situation, leading to misguided action designed to rid you of fear and satisfy your need for more – a bottomless hole that can never be filled. Pg. 12

Trying to become a good or better human being sounds like a commendable and high-minded thing to do, yet it s an endeavor you can not ultimately succeed in unless there is a shift in consciousness. Pg. 12

You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge – fundamental changes in your state of consciousness. Pg. 13

What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that. Pg. 22

Ego is no more than this: identification with form. (ie: thought, physical and emotional forms). Pg. 22

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