We tend to think of meditation as a formal practice that we block time out for each day. But what if every moment of your life was your meditation?
For Eckhart Tolle, meditation shouldn't be approached as a chore or a means to an end. Rather, he states that, "The aim of meditation is that it eventually becomes your normal state of consciousness." Essential Meditations with Eckhart Tolle points the way toward this quiet, constant state of Presence - where practice gives way to the realization of your essential identity.
This retrospective collection gathers rare talks and classic meditations from Eckhart's extensive teachings, many of which have only been available to retreat participants. Over the course of more than a dozen sessions, Eckhart leads you in meditations for breaking attachment to the stream of thought, easing suffering, discerning your "formless" self, and how to embody Presence in every single moment.
"You don't have to be at the mercy of whatever comes into your mind," says Eckhart. In Essential Meditations with Eckhart Tolle, you find not only teachings about transcending the thought-based self, but a direct experience of stillness itself.