February 25th, 2008
I got an email from someone working on marketing the online class that Oprah is running about Eckhart Tolle's latest book, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose. It looks pretty interesting and a lot of bloggers have been talking about the book, so today I picked up a copy. I've read the first chapter and so far I'm enjoying it. I also signed up for the class and I'm quite curious about how it will be! The class starts up in the beginning of March, so we'll see how much I can read before then. I loved The Power of Now, another book by the same author.
Have you read A New Earth? I'd be curious to hear what you think of it. I know some bloggers, such as Melba and Kate, have started blogs to discuss this book, so I think there will be a lot of talk going on about it within the blogosphere.
I've also been seeing a book meme making the rounds again in which you go to page 123 and share the 6th, 7th, and 8th sentences on that page. So, from A New Earth, here are the sentences:
The ego doesn't know that the more you include others, the more smoothly things flow and the more easily things come to you. When you give little or no help to others or put obstacles in their path, the universe - in the form of people and circumstances - gives little or no help to you because you have cut yourself off from the whole. The ego's unconscious core feeling of "not enough" causes it to react to someone else's success as if that success had taken something away from "me."
I've also been reading another book called The Now Habit which is all about overcoming procrastination. So far I'm really enjoying what the book has to say about the underlying causes of procrastination and I'll share more about that soon.
I've been working on another "Subway Stories" piece and hopefully I'll have time to take a picture tomorrow. I've got to prep and hang some art at a local coffee shop tomorrow, so it'll be a busy day! Hope your weekend was a lovely and creative one!