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by songbird
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: views on positive self talk
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

views on positive self talk

Hi What do you think Tolle's views are on positive self talk? Would he say that is being identified with the ego? Ive read him saying it is prefereble to negative thinking but he didnt really elaborate. I know negative self talk is destructive but positive is important to me in order to give myself ...
by songbird
Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: studying Eckhart and being an Atheist
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: studying Eckhart and being an Atheist

Thank you for your replies. That's why I have a bit of an issue with this type of thing. I think do get genuine benefits from mindfulnesses and meditation. Although I'm in very early days I hope I will get better with practice. But I am a practical rational person. I absolutely do not believe in god...
by songbird
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Tolle question? opinions needded
Replies: 18
Views: 2132

Re: Eckhart Tolle question? opinions needded

I've had a thought, maybe you could say Frankl first had to be inadvertently concious in order to use his mind as a "tool" in order to escape his circumstances. If he wasn't concious and completely present in the moment how would he be able to do that while being starved and tortured? He completely ...
by songbird
Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: studying Eckhart and being an Atheist
Replies: 7
Views: 899

studying Eckhart and being an Atheist

Hi

What are your opinions on studying Tolle's teachings while being an Athiest?

He says he does not belong to any particular religion but quotes Jesus a lot?

So does he actually believe that Jesus existed?

I personally am an atheist but I do like Tolle's message.

Thank you
by songbird
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: law of attraction and being present
Replies: 45
Views: 4186

Re: law of attraction and being present

From my understanding, Eckhart Tolle teaches us that we don't choose life, life chooses us. When we live in the now, our paths will be clear and true. I don't choose to be a teacher, doctor, etc., that career field chooses me. Doesn't the LoA say we need to focus our energies on what we want, chang...
by songbird
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: law of attraction and being present
Replies: 45
Views: 4186

law of attraction and being present

Hi Everyone, thanks so much for taking the time to read my post. Do you think that practising Tolle's teachings and the law of attraction are compatible. The notion of "we become what we focus our mind on" is a very interesting one and I think it works, but is that the complete opposite of Tolle? do...
by songbird
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Tolle question? opinions needded
Replies: 18
Views: 2132

Re: Eckhart Tolle question? opinions needded

Tolle isn't presenting a self help guide in his teachings. This is not the intention of his teachings. Tolle's only intention is to help people come to be aware of the true nature of our own existence, which is presence, and then apply that to how we experience reallity in the present moment. Tolle...
by songbird
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Tolle question? opinions needded
Replies: 18
Views: 2132

Re: Eckhart Tolle question? opinions needded

Its just I find other calssic personal development more practical and real like Dale Carnegie and Steven Covey. They give me practical things I can grasp and apply easily. Whereas Tolle's teachings seem to have so much room for error and every one has there own little view on how to practice them. I...
by songbird
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Tolle question? opinions needded
Replies: 18
Views: 2132

Re: Eckhart Tolle question? opinions needded

Also to Onceler,

If there is no need for guru's and teachers why are we here? Isnt it good to try and learn from the people who have been througth certain things througthout history or learned certain skills.

Thank you.
by songbird
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Tolle question? opinions needded
Replies: 18
Views: 2132

Re: Eckhart Tolle question? opinions needded

Thank you for your reply. I would love to know what he would say to that. Because, personally I am more comfortable with Frankl's way of doing things, using my mind as a tool to get through things rather than detaching myself from it as long as I'm not being a slave to the mental chatter. And I'm qu...
by songbird
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Tolle question? opinions needded
Replies: 18
Views: 2132

Eckhart Tolle question? opinions needded

Hi everyone, I've listned to a lot of Eckhart's teachings in the last few months as well as a lot of personal development material in general in the past few years and I find most of what he says to be valid but there are some things that bother me and clash with other things I've read. Although the...