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7 years ago  ::  Jul 12, 2011 - 9:11AM #31
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I just returned from a pub. There my Pagan group invited a Steiner teacher over. He seemed to be a follower of Eckhart Tolle. Anyone know about that?

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7 years ago  ::  Jul 13, 2011 - 4:23AM #32
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Hi Karma_Yeshe,

Eckhert Tolle got wide recognition for his book that made the Oprah Book Club called Awakening to Your Life's Purpose.  I have to admit to not getting through the whole thing.  It is supposed to give you what Oprah called "Aha Moments" and lead you to be your authentic self.  He has also written "The New Earth"  I guess you could understand his take better if you read some excerpts because my understanding is minimal.


 - al

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7 years ago  ::  Jul 13, 2011 - 6:48AM #33
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Thanks, Al41:

Eckhert Tolle
I had thought that this teacher might have been of Christian mysticism.

Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
I looked that up on Amazon. I especially noticed in the Notes section, this was dominated by Canonical Gospel references.

not getting through
I liked the section headings. I am not myself inspired to write great tomes! 

my understanding is minimal
My preference of style is more scientific! So I don't have patience for this arty stuff. But it did seem to have the manner of that Steiner school music teacher! Laughing

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7 years ago  ::  Jul 13, 2011 - 1:32PM #34
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Hi again,

I find it a lot like "The Purpose Driven Life"and "Who Moved My Cheese".  I find them too simplistic, perhaps, as you say, not scientific enough.  I tend to be skeptical of popular movement books but as you can see, I tried them in an attempt to understand what others were seeing.  I failed.  :/  I think there is probably some benefit is hearing/reading obvious truths being presented in a new light so that perhaps it helps with understanding oneself and life.  I just don't always appreciate it.  

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7 years ago  ::  Jul 13, 2011 - 9:46PM #35
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G'day Al41:

Yes, that Steiner school teacher expressed a preference for simplicity over complexity. I thought his manner shallow drivel!

The Purpose Driven Life
I am driven (doctor's certificate)! This way of being, is officially a disease.  Purpose for me is very important (that's in my personality).

What on Earth Am I Here For?

  • Purpose #1: You Were Planned for God's Pleasure (Worship)
  • Purpose #2: You Were Formed for God's Family (Fellowship)
  • Purpose #3: You Were Created to Become Like Christ (Discipleship)
  • Purpose #4: You Were Shaped for Serving God (Ministry)
  • Purpose #5: You Were Made for a Mission (Mission)


    In human affairs, I am shocked by lack of planning! My psychologist wants me to be more spontaneous. Similarly, he urges me to do things socially. And I occasionally go out on socialistic errands with a fellow party member.

    Change Happens


    They Keep Moving The Cheese
    Anticipate Change
    Get Ready For The Cheese To Move
    Monitor Change
    Smell The Cheese Often So You Know When It Is Getting Old
    Adapt To Change Quickly
    The Quicker You Let Go Of Old Cheese, The Sooner You Can Enjoy New Cheese
    Move With The Cheese
    Enjoy Change!
    Savor The Adventure And Enjoy The Taste Of New Cheese!
    Be Ready To Change Quickly And Enjoy It Again
    They Keep Moving The Cheese.

     A friend reminds me that I have difficulty with this subject! Embarassed



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