Life changing. Absolutely life changing and couldn't have come at a better time. I had read one of his other books a few years ago but must not have been in the same space as now. I think I will be re-reading that one.
Tolle explains how the mind tricks us into feeding our fragile Egos by keeping us stuck in the past or worrying about the future. Once we become aware of the minds purpose, we are able to become the "watcher of the mind." This is done through being present in the now. All things are only relevant in the now. They can't be anything else. Things in the future haven't happened. Things in the past are open to re-interpretation and judgement. Stepping into a way of living that focuses oneself on the present and what Is, can free you from mind and ego and creates joy.
I don't even begin to do this book justice with my words. Suffice it to say that I was shown some wisdom that I have applied for the betterment of my soul. It was my time to read this book. I hope you read it and experience similar insight.
Tom Kelley, MA, LMFT. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.