Finding Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
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Finding Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

A session with Eckhart Tolle to free you from the trap of compulsive thinking.
4.5 (642 ratings)
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What Will I Learn?
  • Recognize and open to presence as the eternal “I am,” the intelligence found in stillness, and awakening to the beauty of simply being.
  • Discuss how we can all participate in the collective shift in human consciousness from “thought-based” reality to a pure awareness rooted in consciousness itself.
  • Define the primary purpose of life and learn to align fully with what is happening in the present moment.
  • Discuss how to recognize the deeper essence of another human being, while enjoying the world of form without expectations.
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  • No prerequisite knowledge needed.
  • You may download the workbook of questions in the supplementary materials.

If you've been searching for your true purpose in life, Eckhart Tolle has some straightforward advice: stop struggling. For the primary purpose of every human being is simply to be: fully engaged in this moment, and aligned with the natural flow of reality itself.

On Finding Your Life's Purpose, the bestselling author of A New Earth invites you to discover the twofold intention of our human incarnation: to free yourself from the prison of “thought-based reality," and to express in your own way the grand vision that universal consciousness has for your life.

Finding Your Life's Purpose brings you into the vibrant presence of this sublime teacher, as he offers his one-of-a-kind guidance about:

  • The beauty of effortless being, and how to awaken to it
  • Tapping the vast power and intelligence of stillness
  • How to embrace the space rather than the form of this moment
  • Unfolding your purpose through actions in alignment with the timeless present
  • How to see the deeper essence of another human being

“You are the consciousness that illuminates the world. Know yourself as that—that's what life wants with you," teaches Eckhart Tolle. With this liberating session of insights and “pointers," you will enter this stream of luminosity, through Finding Your Life's Purpose.
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in escaping the trap of compulsive thinking, and awakening to the beauty of simply being.
  • Anyone looking to learn more from the bestselling author Eckhart Tolle.
  • Anyone seeking to better understand the concepts of time, consciousness, stillness, being, and connection.
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
2 Lectures 05:15

In this introductory lecture, Tami Simon, founder and publisher of Sounds True, introduces Eckhart Tolle. Learn about Eckhart's journey that led him to the present, and join him in “this vibrant, alive, quiet place.”

Preview 04:56

Questions for Reflection: Section One
Time and the Present
3 Lectures 19:03

Eckhart Tolle begins this session by exploring the present moment. He reminds us to make sure we're still breathing to move attention away from thinking and, ultimately, into meditation.

The Present Moment

In this lecture, Eckhart examines the relationship between thought and the states we describe as “past”, “present” and “future”.

Preview 07:56

Questions for Reflection: Section Two
Purpose and Presence
3 Lectures 22:16

In this lecture, Eckhart helps you define the primary and secondary purposes of your life, and emphasizes the importance of where you are now.

Finding Your Life's Purpose

This lecture examines when you can fulfill your primary purpose and how that perception relates to presence. Eckhart also delves into consciousness, stillness, presence and the relationship between these experiences.

Stillness and Presence

Questions for Reflection: Section Three
The Essence of You
3 Lectures 25:21

In this lecture, Eckhart discusses how self-talk and your sense of self can exacerbate conflict and unease with others. He also explores strategies to see the deeper essence of another human being.

The Story of Me

This lecture helps to define presence and consciousness as they impact your awareness in the now. Eckhart also examines how to embrace the space--rather than the form--of this present moment.

Awareness in the Now

Questions for Reflection: Section Four
Form and Consciousness
4 Lectures 28:22

In this lecture, Eckhart asks you to rethink your ideas of success. We often feel a continuous sense of searching for what we want in the world, but will fulfilling those desires actually fulfill us?

Achievement, Fulfillment and Life

This lecture delves into the relationship between your self and your life. In it, Eckhart emphasizes that consciousness is not about outward movement into form, but about recognizing and knowing yourself.

Form and Being

In this lecture, Eckhart explores what happens when you recognize yourself through others. He encourages us to rise above thinking to recognize the essence of others and find a deeper connection.

Connectedness: The Ego and the Essence of Others

Questions for Reflection: Section Five
About the Instructor
Eckhart Tolle
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Spiritual Teacher and Bestselling Author

Spiritual teacher and author Eckhart Tolle was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. At the age of twenty-nine, a profound inner transformation radically changed the course of his life. The next few years were devoted to understanding, integrating, and deepening that transformation, which marked the beginning of an intense inward journey. Later, he began to work in London with individuals and small groups as a counselor and spiritual teacher. Since 1995 he has lived in Vancouver, Canada.

Eckhart Tolle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Power of Now (translated into 33 languages) and the highly acclaimed follow-up A New Earth, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time.

Eckhart's profound yet simple teachings have already helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening includes transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. This is a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violent conflict endemic on our planet.

Eckhart is a sought-after public speaker and teaches and travels extensively throughout the world. Many of his talks, intensives, and retreats are published on CD and DVD. Most of the teachings are given in English, but occasionally Eckhart also gives talks in German and Spanish. In addition to The Power of Now and A New Earth, Eckhart has written a book designed for meditative reading entitled Stillness Speaks. A book consisting of selections from The Power of Now entitled Practicing the Power of Now is also available.

Sounds True
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Publisher of book, audio, and video titles in the fields of self-development, personal growth, and spirituality

Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom. Since starting out as a project with one woman and her tape recorder, we have grown into a multimedia publishing company with more than 80 employees, a library of more than 600 titles featuring some of the leading teachers and visionaries of our time, and an ever-expanding family of customers from across the world. In more than two decades of growth, change, and evolution, Sounds True has maintained its focus on its overriding purpose, as summed up in our Vision Statement:

Sounds True exists to inspire, support, and serve personal transformation and spiritual awakening.

Sounds True is an independent multimedia publishing company that embraces the world's major spiritual traditions, as well as the arts and humanities, embodied by the leading authors, teachers, and visionary artists of our time. Our approach to publishing is not dependent on a single format or technology—rather, we strive with every title to preserve the essential "living wisdom" of the author, artist, or spiritual teacher. It is our goal to create products that not only provide information to a reader or listener, but that also embody the essential quality of a wisdom transmission between a teacher and a student.

Throughout the years, Sounds True has developed a guiding philosophy that we call "multiple bottom lines." Our dedication to this principle is embodied in our Mission Statement:

The mission of Sounds True is to find teachers and artists who serve as a gateway to spiritual awakening and to produce, publish, and distribute their work with beauty, intelligence, and integrity. We treat our authors, vendors, and partners in the same way we would want to be treated. We work flexibly and efficiently together to create a cooperative, loving environment that honors respectful authenticity and individual growth. We maintain a healthy level of profitability so that we are an independent and sustainable employee-owned organization.

The three essential bottom lines for Sounds True are the integrity of our purpose, the well-being of our people, and the maintaining of healthy profits. All three of these priorities are important in the decisions we make as a company. It is our conviction that each of these bottom lines must be healthy for the company to prosper as a whole.

In our history as a publisher, Sounds True has produced a wide variety of formats in order to fulfill our goal of disseminating spiritual wisdom.