Krista! What a terrific job you did interviewing Eckhart! I was introduced to him through Oprah's web event and was able to listen every week. As I listened to you with him I was wishing that you were the one that had done the seminar with him. Such great, insightful questions you asked without imposing too much of yourself. I truly appreciated how you asked him how he had his "moment" of transformation. So many have had those glimmers of inspiration that gradually lead to transformation - but he had a moment when it all happened. Great question. Eckhart's books and teachings have so positively affected so many which so valuable to everyone. The more people who can individually find peace, the closer we become to world peace. I am curious that he does not reflect much on how "his" work is a reflection of other past spiritual teachings. I see him as a modern prophet sharing these ancient ideas with us today in today's language. As I watched "Kung Fu Panda" with my family I was so struck by the wise Turtle teacher who said, "Yesterday's the past and tomorrow's the future. Today is a gift - which is why they call it the present." This is a truism that all the great teachers have tried to share with us. "The kingdom of Heaven is within," as Jesus said and all the others. I sometimes feel with Eckhart that he introduces us to these ideas as if they are new. And perhaps for some that is wise. Referencing other past teachers may turn some away. Thanks for letting me babble. You really did a great job, Krista, with him and I really just wanted to thank you for all the work you do. Oprah's XM radio station has a weekly show called the "Soul Series," hosted either by Oprah, Elizabeth Lesser or Rev. Ed Bacon. It would be great if you could share with us what your thoughts are on the "Soul" with them!
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