Flowering of human consciousness -- Ego : the current state of humanity -- The core of ego -- Role-playing : the many faces of the ego -- The pain-body -- Breaking free -- Finding who you truly are -- The discovery of inner space -- Your inner purpose -- A new earth.
Tolle presents readers with a look at the current state of humanity: he implores us to see and accept that this state, which is based on an erroneous identification with the egoic mind, is one of dangerous insanity. However, there is an alternative to this potentially dire situation. Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. In illuminating the nature of this shift, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates.