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But it felt meaningless; he dropped out after a year.
He spent the next two years in London, sleeping on friends' sofas, and spending the days on park benches in Russell Square, or sheltering in the British Library.
He said about that: If I cannot live with myself, there must be two of me: the 'I' and the 'self' that 'I' cannot live with. I was so stunned by this realization that my mind stopped. At that point he experienced a dramatic spiritual transformation and blanked out.
By the following morning, he was flooded with a sense of "uninterrupted deep peace and bliss" that has never left him since.
If you live only in one culture for the first 20 years of your life, you become conditioned without knowing it.
The name change was to mark his spiritual transformation. The aim of Tolle's teachings is the transformation of individual and collective human consciousness--a global spiritual awakening. However, the thoughts are not you; they are a construct of the ego.
Tolle now lives a simple life in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with his partner since 2000, a Canadian woman named Kim Eng, who often teaches alongside him. Awareness of your thoughts without being caught up in them is the first step to freedom. That is where life is (indeed it is the only place life can truly be found). It is resistance to the present moment that creates most of the difficulties in your life.
Since he had no spiritual background and knowledge before the experience, he began to read and inquire in various spiritul scripts in order to understand his new state.
In parallel, soon after and despite the transformation, Tolle decided to continue his studies and embark on a doctorate in Latin American literature at Cambridge University.
This marked the beginning of his function as a counselor and spiritual teacher.