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Stillness speaks, Eckhart Tolle

If stillness could speak, it would be quiet. Stillness has nothing to say. This is what Eckhart Tolle try to explain with this book. The words and pronouncements in this book only function as signs to a place in your own consciousness, which you can only describe as inner silence. Stillness speaks is a typical book by Eckhart Tolle, however it does differ from his other books like a new earth and the power of now. With clear writings and without any doubt wise pronouncements he tried to explain the wisdom of living the inner Life in harmony with the inner stillness. He is doing this by short paragraphs and powerful pronouncements. If you would buy this book, without a doubt you buy a piece of art. It is one of my own personal favorite easy to read books on my book-shelf!

In the first few sentences of ‘Stillness Speaks’ Eckhart Tolle defines the spirit throughout the book:

When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.

Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness. This is the I Am that is deeper than name and form.

The books of Eckhart Tolle are one by one sources of wisdom on our way to a new earth. He is one of my favorite authors, especially because he explains his teaching with easy to read material, and a unique presentation of a renewed philosophy in our modern culture.

Chapters of ‘Stillness speaks’:

  1. Silence & Stillness
  2. Beyond the thinking mind
  3. The Egoic Self
  4. The Now
  5. Who You Truly Are
  6. Acceptance & Surrender
  7. Nature
  8. Relationships
  9. Death & the Eternal
  10. Suffering & the End of Suffering

If you start to discover who you really are, you start to experience a living sense of joy and peace. You could call it joy, because joy is a radiant living peace. It is the joy of knowing your Self as the essence of life, even before life ever expressed itself trough form. This is the joy of Being – being who you really are!

Please feel free to comment at the bottom of this page. I read every comment and I am curious what your experience is with ‘Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle’.