My friend is suffering from OCD, and depression. Reading Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle has given some awareness and relief from his mental disabilities.
He is undergoing psychiatric treatment for his illness – OCD and depression.
He was suffering from repeatative thought patterns which haunt him continuesly. Fear of loosing job, uncertainty of future, insecurity about everything, children future, job tension are his obsessive tensions.
He is having Sizodon, Lamosyn – but those medicines are not able to relieve him. He has undergone Sudarshan kriya from Art of Living and Shambhavi Maha mudra from Isha yoga. Both did not have positive effect on him.
While watching YouTube videos about depression, he stumbled upon Eckhart Tolle videos. He was impressed by Eckhart Tolle’s simplicity and speech about Karma. Later my friend, come to know about the book Power of Now written by Eckhart Tolle.
He purchased the book.
Power of Now is not a self motivational book. It is a book about mind and thought process. It explains how mind behaves. It is about Enlightment.
Reading the Power of Now gave relief to my friend. It gave him awareness about mind and thoughts. It made him understand that he is not his thoughts. It taught how he has to differentiate himself from his thoughts.
My friend felt much better after reading the book, he is somewhat relieved from his anxieties. Power of Now mitigated his OCD, and Depression. My friend is not cured completely, but he is able to manage OCD and Depression with the awareness he learnt from that book.
Power of Now did not control his thoughts, but mitigated the influence of thoughts in his actions with awareness.
For safer side, he continues having medicine and regular checkup with doctor. He did not try for enlightenment told in the book.