Stillness Speaks – Eckhart Tolle

tolle-dalai-lamaIf you have never heard of Eckhart Tolle, (Pictured with the Dalai Lama), I recommend highly that you examine his work. He has written “The Power of Now” and “A New Earth – Awakening to your life’s purpose”. Those are just two of his most popular books.  Both amazing and inspirational.

I’ve read many of Eckhart Tolle’s books and listened to some of his speaking engagements.  I find that his sense of awareness resonates deep within me and I use some of his teachings on a daily basis.

The book entitled “Stillness Speaks” taught me many things that I would like to share and I’m hopeful some of the words will echo within you.  I learn something new every time I read the book.  The essence of this book is not in the words but within yourself.

In the next following weeks I will be posting as we examine each chapter and I encourage open discussions as I post some of his teachings.  I’m hopeful we will each learn something that we can use in our daily lives.

We will start with an introduction to get the ball rolling.

A true spiritual teacher does not have anything to teach in the conventional sense of the word, does not have anything to give or add to you, such as new information, beliefs, or rules of conduct. The only function of such a teacher is to help you remove that which separates you from the truth of who you already are and what you already know in the depth of your being” – Eckhart Tolle

Above is the opening paragraph of the book. As we can see it explores the inner workings of who we are – our true self or being.  I had to read that a few times before it started to make sense to me. Basically he’s saying, at least to my interpretation, that a good teacher can show us that we already possess the truth within us and assist us in removing the stuff in the way.

Remember…..It’s Only Stuff