This book has made me experience so many emotions; at one point I was bored out of my head, reading the same paragraph 10 times and still thought I was reading Chinese; at other times, I was glued to the pages completely oblivious to anything going on around me. Mostly it was interesting.
The first few chapters were mind numbingly boring, it took a lot of effort to not give up on it, but since I hate starting a book and not finishing it, I persevered. It wasn’t that the content was bad, it was just written is a very weird way that was completely tough to follow, furthermore, it was very repetitive in the beginning.
Half way through it got very interesting, I had a lot of “oh my God!” moments where some of my behaviors were explained, as well as a kick in the behind to stop blaming everything on something or someone instead of asking myself why I am attracting those situations into my life. It also solidified my perspective of what religion and “the end of life” means to me, something completely different than what religious figures picture for us. I wont discuss these views here, I’m sure I’ll get a lot of unnecessary comments.
Did it completely change my life? I don’t know, it’s not something that will happen overnight, and I have to work on it in order to see results. Trying to surrender to my fears is, ironically, scary! I have phobia’s that debilitate me, and the idea of walking into them makes me apprehensive. According to Tolle, this is what will make them go away, that my resistance to surrendering to them is what keeps them around. I’ll let you know how that goes…
Read the book, have an open mind when you do, and don’t give up on it early, it does get better.