This Tolle quote struck me as a vital truth. At the time I read it, I had 3 on-going spiritual practices: Soul leads self, Silence is golden, and internal Stillness is essential for peace. The quote invited me to begin a 4th practice: Let go of anything that is not who I want to be. I started to see that the way I thought or acted had to be in sync with who I want to be, who I am, the Real Me. For instance, if I react with anger to anger, I now have to let it go. I don't like to see others express their frustration with anger, so why was I angry?
Also, I don't want my mood to be a reaction to someone else's or to a memory. I want to be grateful and feel blessed every moment no matter what is going on around me or inside of me. I now have to let any morose moods go.
Everyday, I realize at least one thought, belief, word, or action I would rather not have, so I choose to let it "die". The potential is that I will let go of all that divides me and the Real Me will be present all the time from now until I leave this earth as this form. And the promise is that I will see death not as an end but as a continuation of the Real Me, my Soul.
Love to all.