I posted in the media forum but thought I might get more responses here, since it’s sort of a book about “spirituality.”
I’ve been given this book on CD by my counselor - she actually, I think, is Catholic. She talks about Jesus, about what He says about not worrying but trusting Him, and that’s good and true (and very helpful for me to be reminded about as worry is something I’m dealing w/ in my depression). I’m not so sure about this book, though. It’s definitely got some sort of odd off-ness to it - can’t really pinpoint it. I haven’t listened too much, and when she talks about it, it makes sense - not worrying about the past or about the future, but just “being” in the present. I get that…
But Tolle seems to go further than that… anyone read this book or have thoughts on his approach? He sort of seems to quote Jesus and Buddha on the same level as having the same spiritual insight. Ummm… that clangs badly when I hear it and I know that obviously Jesus is TRUE whereas Buddha, while maybe saying some true things, is NOT the TRUTH.
Thanks for sharing anything you know about Tolle or this book.