Eckhart Tolle Live – Bucket List Item Came to Me
Hey WA family;
I know there are people here who appreciate the teaching of Eckhart Tolle, so I want to share a fortunate experience I had earlier this summer, in June. (Sorry for the quality of the image. It's from my son's iphone.)
I started reading Eckhart Tolle's books several years ago, and his teaching has made a significant impact on my life. But I never dreamed I would get to listen to him live. And, I don't really have a bucket list, but if I did, this would have been on it.
I have certain conditions that make it difficult for me to travel, and the population of my Canadian province is small. Not many big names come here. So, you can imagine my surprise when I saw St. John's, Newfoundland listed on his tour dates for 2018. I never dreamed I would get to see him in person, and so close to home!
(Incidentally, Eckhart Tolle lives in the province of British Columbia, Canada, where Kyle, Carson and Jay, plus other WAers are from. Lots of positive things come out of BC.)
An extra bonus was that my 20-something son agreed to go with me. He doesn't know much about Tolle, but knew how much it meant to me, so I got a ticket for him, too. We listened to Eckhart Tolle, and then we went for a meal. It was great to spend time together and chat about life. It's nice when you can do that with your child.
As for spending over two hours listening to Eckhat Tolle live, it is an experience beyond description. These types of occurences usually are because what you get from them exists on a different plane than anything that can be easily defined or labelled.
And, he didn't say anything new or exciting from his usual teaching. He does tend to repeat himself in books and live. There is only one message, and it's difficult to elaborate all the time. However, he can be quite entertaining and funny, at times.
The beauty of listening to Eckhart Tolle live is just being in the presence of his powerful positive energy. He really draws you into the present moment, into the Now. He talked for over two hours, without taking a break, fumbling for words, or losing his train of thought. But it felt like only half an hour at most. We were shocked when he got up to leave. No one wanted that amazing feeling of peace to end.
It's a beautifully simple experience. No hype, no fanfare, no autographs or selfies. Just his uplifting and centering presence as he delivers the simple and profound message. It was an experience I will treasure.
And I will cherish it even more so because it was a wonderful time of bonding with my son, and an opportunity for him to see a message that is so radically different than the "in your face" world we usually inhabit. It gave him an alternative to consider. That's gold.