A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle & Ethical Consumerism

The Green Stars Project

One of my favorite non-fiction books of the last decade (actually it was published in 2005 but I didn’t discover it until a few years ago) is A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. I bring it up because I think it ties into some aspects of the Green Stars Project that I haven’t gone into before, related to living a conscious life and living in the present moment. In A New Earth, Eckhart suggests that the dysfunction in our world is largely due to our individual states of consciousness. Or to put it another way, that our social and environmental problems are largely a result the fact that most of us spend the majority of our time in a state of unawareness.

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Lessons from A New Earth

Eckhart talks about disconnecting from the ego, the self-image that we create that’s reinforced by the “stories” we tell ourselves and…

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