Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A New Earth - Chapter 2 & 3

"The thing that we have overlooked in our life is the most important - it is the present moment" - Eckhart Tolle

The above quote was taken from the online course for the Oprah Book Club on A New Earth. For me, this has been my constant theme while reading this book. These chapters go into the definition of the ego is and the characteristics of the ego respectively. In a nutshell, the ego will always be in us. The key to our succumbing the ego and the negative talk that we conduct in our heads is to be aware of the negative talk, accepting it but not following through with it. We must also grasp that we are to live for what is going on right now in our lives. Not the past or the future but right now. If you are enjoying the book and the online classes like me, please share your comments.

You can always view the online classes at http://www.oprah.com/

1 comment:

Anne-Marie said...

I'm only midway through the first show on Oprah but have read ahead and I'm really liking the lessons thus far.