With an economy of words, he manages to distill modern dichotomy into clear, coherent food for thought.
'Nature will teach you to be still, if you don't impose on it a stream of thoughts, a very deep meeting will take place when you perceive nature in that way, without naming things.'
'When you don't cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to your life that was lost a long time ago when humanity, instead of using thought, become possessed by thoughts. A depth return to your life. Things regain their newness, their freshness.'
Words are superfluous; words are just words. They are tools to be used, tools that attempt to capture and record ideas. Thoughts are just thoughts; they are ways to achieve happiness but aren't happiness per se.
Words and thoughts cannot be replacement for the actual experience itself. For this reason - and many others - Tolle urges us all to be attuned to the present and live in the Now.