As a gift I received a book from my daughter that would really have a huge impact on me. My depression was in full force. It was getting harder and harder to get out of bed each day. I was at a point where I was rarely leaving the house anymore. I had some health issues to go along with it but was in major denial, which was a normal thing for me by this time. The book was exactly what I needed.
It explained what the ego is and how it takes hold of you. I really didn’t have a clue about this at all. I remember thinking “ego”, wasn’t that just a reference to “self” when I learned of it back in high school or elementary school? Boy, that is definitely not how this book describes it. I have read the book 3 1/2 times now. Whenever I would get really super down I would start reading it again. It opened my eyes to really seeing things in life differently. It helped me tremendously. The book is by Eckhart Tolle, The New Earth – Awakening to your Life’s Purpose.
I had also received another of Tolle’s books, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, but I didn’t follow that one as well as the New Earth publication.