I am in the process of splitting up with my wife of 12 years. This is has been the single biggest challenge in my life to date. The confrontation, the bitterness of recent years and the short term uncertainty in terms of how things are going to play out can take a heavy toll. If you search the web, you will find lots of tips about how to survive divorce. I have chosen for counselling, fitness and some spirituality.
I am glad that I have chosen for spirituality, that's not to say that I am about to grow a beard, put on a pair of sandals and a horsehair shirt, more of a case of trying to discover where perhaps I have gone wrong in the recent past and I how I might change things so that I might live a happier life in the future.
Eckhart Tolle has certainly helped me to create more focus, I have come to realise how much time I have spent worrying about things, rather than doing things, enjoying life and being me.
I have had the book a few weeks and I can say that it has made a difference. I can detach myself from mulling over the past and my hopes for a better future. Now I am able to concentrate on what I need to do now to reconcile the past and/or what I need to now to create a better future.
I found the first few pages difficult, fundamentally, that was down to my state of mind. I was not open to absorb what I was reading.
I am not sure what finally pushed me to persevere, I am glad I did. It is not the kind of book that you can read in a day, you need to read it, reflect on it and try it. I will be honest some of the book is very abstract, if you can get beyond that and try some of the exercises, you will feel a benefit.
Oprah Winfrey has had umpteen copies and she raves about it on You Tube, Eckhart Tolle can also be found there. Maybe try before you buy, you will need to a copy of the book to really understand the Power Of Now.