A New Earth: Awakening Your Life's Purpose (Unabridged) - Eckhart Tolle
I bought this AudioBook after first hearing it on a local radio station, tuning in midway, not knowing who the speaker was. I was intrigued, because what I heard was reminiscent of an old Buddhist cassette a very good high school English teacher once played for us, as well as some helpful instruction given to me much later by a psychotherapist during an extremely difficult and confusing period of my life. In fact, if you’ve read a relatively wide sampling of 'good' books, not necessarily spiritual texts, you will recognize that Tolle is first an anthologist, second a writer. You will find Zen paired with Kierkegaard, personal truths paired with cosmic observation. And yet it is all very cogent and coherent. Throughout, I was overcome by the notion that I was being told things I’d already known, perhaps for years, perhaps always, yet the truth of which I had not yet been able to accept until phrased by someone like Tolle.