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8 Key Learnings From Eckhart Tolle’s Book: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

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Eckhart Tolle, in his book: A New Earth, teaches the negative effects of the ego, and the factors that strengthen it. He also teaches how you can transcend the ego and stop identifying yourself with temporary things.

The book enables readers to shift their consciousness and live a fulfilling life. Here are the primary lessons I learned from it.

  1. Stop Labeling Things

The naming of both living and non-living things results in us failing to realize the true nature of things. Avoid labeling things, and you will realize that everything is a mystery.

For instance, when you see an ant, don’t call it ant, just see it as a six-legged creature with consciousness and you will realize how mysterious the ant is. Similarly, when you see a bird, don’t think of it as a bird, instead, think of it as a creature with flying abilities, and you will realize that the bird is a miracle.

When you don’t cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to your life that was lost a long time ago.’ – Eckhart Tolle

  1. How Companies Trick You Into Buying Useless Things At A High Price

Many companies make you buy valueless things at a high price by making you believe that these items will add immense value to your life. They make you believe that you will be happy or famous if you buy expensive products such as Gucci or Louis Vuitton bags. However, these products become valueless when many people buy them.

  1. How to let go of the attachment to material things

The attachment to material things is disastrous as it might result in chronic worry, anxiety, and unhappiness. We must, therefore, learn to let go of this attachment. But how do we let go?

Eckhart Tolle teaches that we can let go by realizing our attachment. Secondly, he teaches that this attachment disappears when we stop seeking happiness and security from these things.

  1. Poverty is a result of the ego

Everyone in this world can have more than enough. However, some egocentric individuals amass excess resources and force a large percentage of the world to share what’s left. Their egos make them not to care that their greed is resulting in people lacking basic resources.

  1. The adverse effect of identifying yourself with your physical appearance

The modern society has been tricked into believing that beautiful, curvy girls and strong handsome men are the most valuable individuals. This belief has resulted in most of us using our physical appearance to determine our self-worth.

Little do we know that identifying ourselves with our physical appearance can lead to chronic stress and anxiety when our physical appearance fades. Beautiful girls and handsome men usually descend into depression when their beauty starts fading.

  1. The definition of Spiritual Awakening

According to Eckhart Tolle, spiritual awakening is the realization that what you think, experience, and perceive is not who you are, and that you can never find your true self in material things.

  1. 6 Main Things That Strengthen the Ego (Your Lower Self)
  • Wanting to be right all the time.
  • Judging
  • Anger
  • Complaining
  • Showing off
  • Feeling bad about other people’s success.

8. Give what you want to get what you need

You always receive what you give. Therefore, give what you think is inadequate, and soon you will have more than enough. If you lack love, give out love, and many people will start loving you, and if you feel that people don’t respect you, start respecting people, and they will also respect you.

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7 Sensational Lessons from You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero (Part 2)

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A few weeks ago, I shared eight cool lessons from this book, and most of you loved them. For this reason, I decided to share seven more sensational lessons I learned from the book.

Hope you enjoy them.

  1. The Effects of Not Forgiving Others

If you choose not to forgive those who hurt you, you’ll keep remembering what they did hence reliving the pain they inflicted on you. You’ll also succumb to a negative state of mind if you don’t forgive because you’ll relive negative feelings.

  1. Pause, and Look at Things Differently

We are so wrapped up in our problems, and weaknesses that we fail to see the possibilities and opportunities around us. We are like a trapped bird frantically trying to get out a room through the walls instead of pausing and seeing where the door to freedom is.

  1. You Are Lying To Yourself If You Are Not Going After Your Dreams

Most people have many excuses for not pursuing their dreams. Some believe they are too late; others claim they are too young, and others think they don’t have enough resources. However, these are lies these folks are using as excuses for not going after their dreams. The main reason, they are not going after what they want is because they are too scared to fail or to get out of their comfort zones.

  1. If You Must Do A Big Task, Break It Down

If you have a big task, don’t think about how and when you will complete it. Instead, focus on the little steps needed to complete the entire task. For instance, if you want to write a book, focus on writing one page at a time, instead of focusing on when you’ll complete writing the entire book.

So don’t try and eat the whole elephant at once, break-it-down into bite-sized bits.’ – Jen Sincero

  1. Fear Lives in the Future

If you analyze most of your fears, you’ll realize that they exist in the future. You are only afraid when you think about what might happen later. If you focus on the events happening right now, you’ll notice that all your fears haven’t happened yet.

  1. Make A No-Nonsense Decision About What You Want

It’s easier to overcome obstacles that come on your path if you’ve already decided what you want in life. Making a no-nonsense decision enables you to keep moving even when the going gets tough hence preventing you from giving up. Many people often give up because they haven’t firmly decided what they want in their lives.

  1. Surrender to the Universe

Stop worrying about the achievement of your dreams, and stop trying to control the future. Instead, work hard, relax mentally, and believe that the universe will fulfill all your desires.

‘When you believe that everything you desire already exists, you are in a natural state of surrender.’ – Jen Sincero

Which of the above lessons did you like?

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8 Cool Lessons from You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

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In her book, ‘You Are a Badass,’ Jen Sincero provides wonderful guidelines on how to approach life. She reveals the importance of connecting with a Higher Power/God/Source Energy, and she also enlightens readers about the importance of living in the moment and trusting their intuition.

The book is for all dreamers because it encourages readers to take the leap and do whatever they want to do. On Monday’s post, I shared 24 Badass Quotes From the Book. Today I will share 8 cool lessons I learned from it.

  1. Analyze the Less-impressive Sections of Your Life and Try to Pinpoint the Beliefs that Created Them.

Our beliefs shape our lives. Therefore, if you want to know why you are failing in certain areas of your life, you must pinpoint the beliefs responsible for the failures. For example, you might be performing poorly in all your romantic relationships because you believe that romantic associations are full of shit.  Also, you might constantly find yourself lacking money because you believe that you were not meant to be rich.

  1. There is a Higher Power/God, and You Can Call it The Way You Want

In the book, Jen Sincero writes that she used to think that believing in the existence of a Higher Power is silly. However, she realized that awesome shit started happening in her life when she gave the Power a try. It also dawned on her that it doesn’t matter how you call this power. What matters most is your relationship with it.

  1. Why You Must Live in the Present Moment

You must practice living in the present moment because, according to Jen Sincero, living in the present unites you with Vortex/God hence raising your frequency. A higher frequency enables you to attract higher-frequency experiences such as abundance, joy, laughter, and bliss.

  1. You Have a Shadow Self and a True Self

Your shadow self, the Ego, is guided by your limiting beliefs, and it either lives in the past or future. Besides this, it fails to realize that you are connected to your surroundings, and it loves praise and validation.

Conversely, your true self is always in alignment with God/Spirit, and it often strives to attract a reality that matches your true potential.

  1. Trust Your Intuition

Always trust your intuition because your intuition is your inner guidance that has all the answers you need. Stop taking people’s advice and rely on your intuition when making decisions or taking action.

  1. Why You Must Meditate

Meditation enables you to fall in alignment with Source Energy/Universal Energy. This alignment strengthens your intuition, relaxes you, puts you in a good mood, raises your frequency, and brings you in the present moment.

  1. The Importance of Gratitude

According to Jen Sincero, you must practice gratitude because it moves you nearer to the Source Energy/God and makes it easy for you to manifest the things you want. Besides this, you must practice gratitude because when in gratitude, you release positive energy which comes back to you.

  1. How to Practice Gratitude

The best way to be thankful for everything is to practice seeing the positive side of everything that happens. Always find reasons to make every occurrence a good one. For example, if you lose your job don’t focus on how life might be hard without a salary. Instead, realize that being jobless will allow you to go after what you truly want in life.

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