Eckhart Tolle: Popular Passages

This morning Oprah Winfrey announced that she picked Jonathan Franzen‘s Freedom for her book club. We decided to focus on an earlier Oprah book club pick for today’s edition of Popular Passages.

Years ago, she picked A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle–now the 7th most underlined book in the Amazon Kindle store.

Our Popular Passages feature uses Amazon’s Most Highlighted Books list to track the most underlined parts of bestselling books. 440 Kindle users loved this sentence by Tolle:  “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”

Next, 437 Kindle users underlined: “Nonresistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living.”

Finally, 383 Kindle users highlighted this passage: “You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness.”