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Some of us for some reason or another cannot attend a lecture or a retreat and wish we could ...I am one of those people ! However, this audio book transported me magically to experience the retreat as if I was indeed present . I loved the audience participation and laughter. I was instantly in the room with them all and felt I was sharing the whole experience . Eckhart Tolle's delivery and narration was in perfect, natural rhythm and I would whole heartedly recommend this to anyone - whether you have read any of Eckhart Tolle's books or not !
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
If your main focus is perfect digital quality, then No, it's not for you. Tolle has a German accent, but speaks clearly in English. I encounter no difficulties listening to this on my iPod. If your main focus is the message, this talk is fantastic! Tolle offers great insights into the workings of the human ego, and a practical guide to living each moment fully. For me, that's well worth being patient with some technical flaws.
26 of 26 people found this review helpful
This is a good lecture to listen to after reading "The Power of Now." I've looked through Tolle's other books and most seem to be a rehashing of "The Power of Now," a sort of commercialized industry. A few are good though. The "Art of Presence" is one such good audio to listen to on my Ipod when walking or doing other things.
The unique thing about the lecture is that Tolle can direct you to pause in order to reflect or delve into a subject at the appropriate moment. This is further enhanced by the question and answer period, where I can pause after each exchange or let each question and answer section flow into the other.
I've read in other reviews that some people are turned off by his strange laugh, which it is. But if you are turned off by his laugh, then you have missed his message because you are tuned into your ego. His laugh is in fact the aspect one could focus on because it relates to a variety of concepts he explicates--or doesn't explicate if you understand his way of informing. I don't think he even knows how his laugh is a key to his work.
I think an important point to keep in mind is that one shouldn't give up on the message simply because one doesn't like the messenger. I would also not recommend that one become a Tolle-freak disciple. Listen, learn, and adapt your take on his concepts.
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