Eckhart Tolle – Finding Purpose in the Actual Experience of Living

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Eckhart Tolle
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With extensive experience as an Arizona life coach, Peter Winslow owns GoldMind, LLC, and provides empowering pathways toward personal and career achievement, and an intention-driven existence. A respected author as well as a life coach, Peter Winslow takes inspiration from the seminal works of Eckhart Tolle, who is known for books such as The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.

The latter volume presents practical strategies for focusing life on the present moment and transforming consciousness in ways that bring forth one’s true purpose. Rather than focusing on the ego, which gains strength through judgment, comparisons with others, and a combative attitude, it pays to travel light, without excess baggage.

This concept manifests in a number of thinkers, from Zen monks to Jesus Christ, who set out the dictum “blessed are the poor in spirit.” From Tolle’s perspective, Jesus’ words mean that living free of pre-set thought patterns and and addictions is the ideal way to progress through the world. Tolle emphasizes the concept of equanimity as a spiritual practice that enables all experiences to be viewed as essentially an outgrowth of the same experience. With a focus on the present and ego held firmly in check, life itself provides an abundance of meaning and purpose.