I came on here over a year ago while I was unknowingly psychotic.
Right now the temporary placeholder diagnosis is psychotic depression, but my doctor acknowledges that it's mostly Depersonalization Disorder blended with intense anxiety. I formerly self-diagnosed myself as a schizophrenic in my innocence, but all the professionals say I don't have that. I am friends with schizophrenics online and connect with them better than I do others.
Well, about Eckhart Tolle... when I read him when I was sick, I was prone to totally warping what I read. At first I thought I had to get rid of all thoughts at all times. Boy did that do damage.
Now when I read him I see that he is saying that mind is essential for practical tasks.
When I was psychotic I was floating in the air spiritually, thought I was a prophet, etc. I'm doing better nowadays. I'm on a lot of meds and working through many therapeutic techniques - CBT, ACT, and DBT, along with Eye Movement therapy.
I am interested in A Religion Of One's Own, an idea I took from Thomas Moore. I want to mind my own business spiritually, and acknowledge core spiritual truth. I am interested in Jesus, Eckhart Tolle, Ramana Maharshi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Richard Rohr, and others. I am interested in early psychosis prevention as a career (I am 18).
Anyways, I hope I made sense here. I am glad that there is a forum like this out there. I hope you guys are all doing well.