This book introduced me to new ways of thinking, especially thinking about thinking, and where I stand on spirituality. Personally, I am an atheist, so my mind, like many others, is rather open and I find eastern spiritual teachings to be supplementive to my lifestyle. The new patterns of thinking have manifested into positive behaviors which has turned into positive results in many things that I do. Tolle takes readers through an amazing journey with lines like, "If you hear a car alarm go off and it irritates you, why did you create the irritation?" He, of course, is begging the question, why should we allow things that we cannot control, pervade our mind? This is one amongst many enlightening gems inside his book, "The Power of Now" and I have and will recommend this book to anyone who is interesting in spirituality. Listening to this book has also allowed me to acquire a certain conversational currency that has opened doors to other exciting novels. In short, this is an amazing book that is simple yet profound. Quit reading reviews and by it already, if you're considering it then.