This book is a wake-up call for the entire planet. It suggests that we should stop creating our own suffering and obsessing over the past and what the future might be. Hence we should put ourselves in the now. Eckhart Tolle has inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived in the "now". He goes on to say our ego-based state of consciousness is essential to personal happiness. This way of thinking is also important so as to end the conflict and suffering throughout the world.