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The Kingdom of heaven is here on earth and man does not see it.
- from the Gospel of Thomas

The Kingdom is within you. (Luke 17:20-21)

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
-T.S. Elliot

I think the three quotes above speak to the same subject as Eckhart Tolle. I, too, am a big admirer of Meister Eckhart. If I left reading Eckhart with one message, it was detach!
Detach yourself from fear and desire; detach yourself from the engine we call the ego.

Monday night I went to hear Karen Armstrong speak. This is another person a greatly admire, another I consider who has "done the work."

Krista, I place you in the same category.

Thou shalt know by experience how salt is the savor of other's bread, and how sad a path it is to climb and descend another's stairs. ~ Dante (Paradiso)

Enter the forest at the darkest point where their is no path. ~King Arthur

The above quotes are two in which I would bet my last nickel that the three of you have read, pondered, and found credence. In my personal quest, I find the further along the pathway I go the less I find a need to talk about it. I agree with Eckhart T. that any evangelizing should be a product of observation. When I heard Karen Armstrong rallying the troops to the UN effort to drum up compassion(a worthy cause), or ET's inward journey inward via Oprah, I experience a dissonance. For me, the spiritual journey is best traveled alone. And any time it has been tied to a group of any kind, it has been distorted and diluted. I think but I'm not sure that is what Dante, King Arthur, Robert Frost and others were trying to say.