An absolutely simple and stunning truth that we never realize it untill somebody puts it under our nose and then it sounds so obvious. The receipe for happiness is just a simple act. Hold on, stay here live the now. that's all that matters.
This is a beautiful book that I suggest to those who either are not happy with their life and struggle on trying to changing it and also to those who are happy but which to understand a little more about how our mind works or doesn't.
Ekhart Tolle was able to translate difficult philosophical concepts into a simple everyday language at a very easy reach. A pleasant book that you can take with you to accompany you in your journey through life or just while you are relaxing on the beach!
"It seems that most people need to experience a great deal of suffering before they will relinquish resistance and accept — before they will forgive. As soon as they do, one of the greatest miracles happens: the awakening of Being-consciousness through what appears as evil, the transmutation"
"To be identified with your mind is to be trapped in time: the compulsion to live almost exclusively through memory and anticipation. This creates an endless preoccupation with past and future and an unwillingness to honor and acknowledge the present moment and allow it to be. The compulsion arises because the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions"READ MORE
"uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living. Waiting is a state of mind. Basically, it means that you want the future; you don’t want the present. You don’t want what you’ve got, and you want what you haven’t got. With every kind of waiting, you unconsciously create inner conflict between your here and now, where you don’t want to be, and the projected future, where you want to be. This greatly reduces the quality of your life by making you lose the present. There is nothing wrong with striving to improve your life situation...