We all want to be happy, we all want to have a life of peace and harmony, but so very few of us have what we want. So many people spend their lives wishing that things could be different, feeling unhappy with the way things have happened.
So many people carry sadness because of something that happened in our past, from our childhood of from a relationship that failed or form a loss of some kind. We create a story about what happened and derive a meaning about it that creates a meaning about who we are and what our life is about. In the process we lose the truth about life and become a ‘little me’ that has a sad story.
In ‘A New Earth’ Eckhart Tolle shows how the ego thrives on the stories about our past and the fears we have for the future, taking us away from the true happiness that we have within, the peace that brings harmony to the world.
This book is my constant companion. I have read it several times now and I keep it next to my bed so that I can pick it up and read one of the many passages I have highlighted.
This book really showed me the way in which we become bound by the stories that we create around the events of the past or the situations of the present. When we can simply see that the story is just that a story, then the process of finding peace has begun.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough, it is not an inspirational book or a success manual, it is a clear and insightful journey into the way our beliefs about the world, shape our perception about who we are and shows how to become free of identification with these stories.