UGH. I was so looking forward to reading this book. I really wanted to learn something from it. I was truly hoping Tolle would change my life. I heard his name a lot from various "enlightened" individuals and I remember an interview with him on the Oprah show. Well, I couldn't read past the first chapter. It didn't resonate with me. I like reading about practical practices on bettering oneself. This one was way too new age-y and the tone was condescending. There's a lot of corny passages and long paragraphs that don't make sense. It made me feel dumb. It's suppose to make me realize that I should start living in the "now". Well right now, I just want to return this book to Amazon and get another one. Side note: I tried to return it but Amazon is charging $5.99 to return it (shipping), the book costs $9.49. My refund total is about $3 and some change. Is it even worth the trouble of packing it up and going to the post office to drop it off? Hmmm...maybe I'll just leave it on my bookshelf. The cover color is nice. It matches my decor.