I came across Eckhart Tolle's book "The Power of Now" quite by accident while browsing the shelves of a local bookstore. After leafing through it I found that I was attracted by the theme and bought the book.
Eckhart's proposition of turning down internal dialoge has been helpful to me. I used to get myself worked up just thinking about problems in my life. I now try to not dwell on situations but rather take action and move on. I find that this has improved my quality of life tremendously. I have always been able to enjoy the moment, being just as happy listening to the birds chirping in my backyard as going on vacation, so that part came easily to me. I think that if more people embrace Eckhart's philosophy, the world would be a better place. I also admire his modesty. He stresses the message and not the messenger, something that isn't practiced by many spiritual teachers.
I have recently read his second book "A New Earth" and found it very good. Hopefully, being associated with Oprah will spread Eckhart's message to a broader audience. When I was younger, I read the works of Ram Das. I found his writing beneficial also, but there is something about Eckhart's writing that brings home the message more clearly.
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