What Eckhart Tolle, Gangaji, and Byron Katie (to name a few current "teachers") are talking about is getting rid of the "story" of suffering and getting rid of the "story" that makes one person better than another. The paradox is that one cannot "do" anything to get rid of it. Dropping the story is the great equalizer that does not render each person non-unique. Yes! Each person, in the essential core of their beingness, is absolutely equal to every other person (as well as to every being) but unique. We do not try to be "better" than our dogs/cats. We love animals without conditions. This is what we need to learn to do with each "other." When one realizes that one is part of the whole how can you not treat another being equally? Life forms disappear, unnecessarily, because of the insanity of the ego (individual and collective). The ego is fed by misery---stop feeding it with endless, useless, obsessive thoughts that someone is better than you. And do not strive to be better than an "other." Because that "other" is also you but different from you at the same time. (Yet another paradox...it seems, but not real-ly) Many, many structures and institutions in our society exist because of the ego. As the ego will begin to disappear so too will these structures. Dropping the obsessive story of why I'm not good enough or why I am the "best" is the only way for hu/wo+man=ity to survive.
I tell you, though. No person can get rid of their ego with their thoughts. That is, perhaps, the only realization one needs. Then true love comes in. True Love. Universal Love.
Equality=Unconditional Love. It's all there we just can't "see" it until we are ready. But one cannot do anything to be ready!
Also, fear of the Now, leaves with the ego. I can't say "why" this happens but experiencing it requires no explanation. If I don't have an ego that needs to prove anything then I don't mind! HA! (A HA! When you get the joke you have laughter and understanding)