And if you have any questions about writing from Stillness about nonduality and many other topics, then read a few of kiki's posts... - just click on his name.
I'm guessing that brightertomorrow is your website...a Berkeley girl!! (I'm only a couple of years older...well maybe four...and spent my undergraduate years at Harvard...)
It's interesting that you have just now resonated with Tolle...but not at all surprising that you would find him very intriguing, being an "inner-hiker" if you will.
"...lost at the beginning..." hmmmmm..... of course no shame or blame (and much thanks to Brene Brown). One challenge "at the beginning" for me was Tolle's rather bold statement that egoic identity is "a false self created by unconscious identification with the mind." I had a big awakening event over eight years ago, but got rather disoriented by trying to figure out what to do with "Andy." I.e. the "little me self" I had presumed that "I was" for so long. But that's just me...and part of my "path/no path."
Of course writing can be anything, including big ego -- "The Art of the Deal" by Donald Trump is an example.
Writing can also lead to wallowing in all kinds of "self-referential internal narrative" -- "do I really deserve to write about yada yada" ... "why is so and so such a better writer than I am?" etc.
I hope you enjoy yourself here!
A person is not a thing or a process, but an opening through which the universe manifests. - Martin Heidegger
There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present. - James Joyce