Why did I love this book?
I discovered this transformational book when I was in my early 30s. At the time, I was holding onto deep emotional pain from traumatic experiences I had endured throughout my childhood and adolescence. Tolle helped me realize that I was causing myself needless suffering by reliving past events over and over in my mind. The Power of Now drills down on the unnecessary misery we humans inflict on ourselves by either reliving the past or worrying about the future instead of living fully in the present—which is the only thing any of us can control or change. This wisdom-packed book was a godsend for me and helped me to refocus my attention on the now when my eyesight began closing in on me and I found myself gripped with fear over the future that awaited me.