I've been in possession of the book for some year now, always turning to it, always drawn to it, convinced that it contains within it all the answers, and that perhaps with more reading, more contemplation, more attempts at applying his ideas to my life, they may come to fruition in me.
However, four years have gone by now. My copy has sat on my bedside all this time, it's tattered, dog-eared, scribbled over, I've written a précis of every chapter, bought Practising the Power of Now and A New Earth, but, sadly, still nothing significant has changed in my life despite my best efforts re-reading, contemplating and attempting to apply his ideas.
I think, ultimately, his book is a bit too wishy-washy for my mind to digest. Everything kind of makes sense and has you nodding along, but the way the ideas are expressed somehow lacks the clarity needed for systematic application. Further, his ideas are mixed up to some extent with some questionable religious and metaphysical claims and assumptions.
Anyhow, without wanted to make a post that comes off as entirely negative, I'll tell you that the ideas in his book are, for the most part, not actually his at all. Mindfulness is an idea that's as ancient as the hills. And if you read Power of Now and come away feeling the same as me, may I recommend to you a book called, The Mindfulness Way Through Depression, co-authored by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mark Williams and several other professional psychologists.
TMWTD takes the insights of cognitive behavioural therapy along with the Eastern approach of mindfulness to tackle emotional problems directly. I've found it much clearer than Tollé and because it lacks the religious/metaphysical dimension, much more palatable. In the last few weeks I've slowly begun to apply each individual practice as per the eight-week course the book recommends. It's written with depression in mind, but the ideas can be applied equally to any emotional issues.