Such an amazing read i would recommend to anyone who is ready to look at their life from a critical point of view, and are open minded to different perspectives.
I have been blown away by the amazing insights Tolle has given me
The chapter titles give you an idea of what is discussed
1: The flowering of Human Consciousness
2: Ego: The Current State of Humanity
3: The Core of Ego
4: Role playing: The Many Faces of the Ego
5: The pain-body
6: Breaking Free
7: Finding Who You Truly Are
8: The Discovery of Inner Space
9: Your Inner Purpose
10: A New Earth
These are a few of the quotes that sat with me really well, causing me to reread them a couple of times!
Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on
Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at this moment
The shallow satisfaction of having is always replaced by more wanting
Whenever tragic loss occurs, you either resist or you yield. Some people become bitter or deeply resentful; others become compassionate, wise, and loving. Yielding means inner acceptance of what is. You are open to life. Resistance is an inner contradiction, a hardening of the shell of the ego. You are closed.
You become most powerful in whatever you do if the action is performed for its own sake rather than as a means to protect, enhance, or conform to your role identity
The recognition that ‘This, too, will pass’, brings detachment and with detachment another dimension comes into your life – inner space. Through detachment, as well as nonjudgement and inner nonresistance, you gain access to that dimension.
I am never upset for the reason I think
I plan on reading this book multiple times as different aspects are relevant within your life at different times, enabling you to reflect on certain dicisions, thoughts and conversations within day to day life
Give it a read!