Getting the most outta Tolle
Been getting caught up in my head again recently. So I threw that Eckhart tape back in my walkman while out for a run.
Within the first 3 mins of him speaking that cool presence sweeped over my entire body like a gust of fresh air
My problem is that I've listened to the audio so many times at this point that I know it by heart. I usually find that it gets stale and loses it's effect with repeated listenthroughs, so I'm looking to mix it up.
Listening to it while working out which proved to be a nice change of pace. I'm sure listening to it in different environments and different stimuli can counter the loss of it's effectiveness somewhat.
Wanted to get your guys' take on how you listen to Eckhart and what you find to be the most effective method.
To clarify my preferred method has always been to put on 20 min chunks and give it my undivided attention, and when you're starting out it's probably best to do that to fully immerse yourself in what he's saying. I can always take a breather and stop to myself to get some space for my thoughts, it's when I'm busy and trying to manage my time as efficiently as possible that I find I get into a more frenzied headspace.
I figured if I start listening to the audiobook as I'm doing other things I'll be able to genrealize that nice clean presence state more and more to other tasks and activities.
You mostly listen to practicing the power of now right? I noticed the exact same thing, it didn't have the same result as it used to. I would find myself knowing in advance what he's gonna say next.
What kinda helped was listening to his other books.. new earth and power of now, they aren't supposed to be "practical" but still did the trick for me. You can also try his videos on youtube from retreats and such, plenty of them to check out :)
If its getting repeptitive for you then you're not looking deep enough into yourself and your emotions my homeboy. Our chat last night made a bunch of things abundantly clear. Stuff that you're dealing with thats clearly egoic. It came across in how you were speaking and relaying info. I had that same problem till I really started to check myself
Yes, our convo was the reason I threw Tolle back on. Need a refresher