It's 7:45 in the morning, and it's a new day. Today is Sunday, the first day of daylights savings time. The clocks have been set forward an hour and Spring is just around the corner. Not only is it a new day, but it's a New Earth, according to Eckhart Tolle. If you haven't heard of Eckhart Tolle yet, you will soon, because Oprah Winfrey is his new best friend and sponsor. Tolle is best known for his New York Times Best-seller “The Power of Now". But his newest book, entitled “A New Earth-Awakening to Your Life's Purpose" is being strongly supported by Oprah. And of course, I think everyone knows that when Oprah gets behind you, the world gets behind you. Just ask Barack Obama.
Oprah, the richest women in the United States and the well known television talk show host has been long known for pushing her favorite books through her broadcasts. But this time, Oprah is going all out. Not only is she putting the full weight of her world-wide popularity behind “A New Earth", but she is putting her money where her mouth is as well. For the next ten weeks, (nine weeks, at the time that this article was written, last Monday was the first lesson) Oprah is sponsoring an online “class" with Tolle as the teacher and Oprah as the moderator. These are ninety minutes sessions at no cost to the public. It's cutting edge technology like we've never seen before. Skype, an obscure, internet based telephony technology company, up to now only known to computer nerds and other technologist, is one of the main sponsors. As part of the online experience, Skype has set up an internet connection that allows you to call the show live, in real time, to ask questions of the host and her guest. There's also an an assortment of other online resources that you can utilize, including an online “journal" that you can keep to record your personal thoughts.
I've never been a big Oprah fan in the past, but this time I have to give Oprah her due. Although Tolle's books reference Jesus and the bible from time to time, his overall message is more new age and incorporates parts of Buddhism, Hinduism and other spiritual teachings. So not only is Oprah putting her money and time and energy on the line, but she is gambling with her main-stream popularity as well. By aligning herself with a new age spirituality teacher in this fundamentally religious country of ours, Oprah is putting herself directly in the firing line for every right-wing group in America. So God bless her.
It's time for a change. It's time for a shift. As this world becomes more populated and people live in tighter and closer quarters than ever before, and as the internet and television and cell phones and instant communication become more and more ubiquitous, our borders and our cultures are beginning to become less defined and more blurry. I believe that we stand on the precipice of a world changing time. We can either come together as a world community or we can come apart. As we stand now, religion and religious zealots have done very little to bring our globe together. On the contrary, more wars have been started and more people have been murdered in the name of religion than for any other cause. As far as I am concerned, God is love and love is God. No amount of ideology can change that fact.
It's a new day and it's a New Earth. God Bless you all.
Not that Oprah needs my help, but here is her web site link: http://www.oprah.com/index. jhtml
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