Today I have for you a little departure from my usual book review. Today I want to tell you about a 2-CD set live lecture from Dr. Wayne Dyer and Eckhart Tolle entitled The Importance of Being Extraordinary.
As I listened to the CDs, the central theme or lesson of the program that hit home for me was the idea of living a conscious life. When you think about it, so much of our life we live unconsciously. I can recall driving to work, parking my car and thinking, “How the hell did I get here.” Have you ever sat with a bag chips and are stunned when you realize you hit the bottom of the bag? I have and it’s an awful feeling. I used to think that I felt awful because I just ate my allotment of calories for the day in less than an hour, but I’ve come to realize that I feel awful because at those moments I am not really living. During these unconscious times you are missing your life because your mind usually has you in the past or in the future. Unconscious living takes you out of the present moment.
During the lecture Wayne and Eckhart provide insight to why the present moment is where the magic happens. Only when we are in the present moment do we rid ourselves of labels and the constant chatter of the mind. It is here that we can be extraordinary. These two thought leaders share poetry, fables, stories and laughs to inspire you to live in the present, to live consciously. I especially liked how Wayne teased Eckhart about being named the most influential spiritual teacher in the world. According to this poll, Wayne was number three. Eckhart laughed and pointed out that in the now that they were experiencing, they were just two guys on stage sharing their gifts and enjoying each other in the present moment. So glad that moment was captured for us to enjoy here in the now because it was extraordinary.
FTC Disclosure: I received this product for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.