May I begin by complimenting you on the excellent job you do for the show. You bring fine material to your listeners. I didn’t know who Eckhart Tolle was a month ago. A book club companion told me that, “you have to read this guy; he says all the stuff you do!” My wife then told me he changed his name to Eckhart in honor of Meister. Now you say he is about living in the moment. Sounds like someone I would like and I look forward to your program.
When one becomes a super-popular media darling, as it appears Eckhart has become, some of their followers turn into “Eckhart Groupies”. The best spiritual advice I was ever given was by a J. Campbell who stated: “find someone you like and read everything they wrote and then read everything they read”. I think that would be sound advice for Eckhart to pass on to his fan group.
“God is not found in the soul by adding anything but by subtracting….”
“Man’s last and highest leave-taking is leaving God for God...”
The above are two of my very favorite quotes as I would assume they are also Eckhart’s.
Kate, I too am a big admirer of Einstein, not for his math skills but for his understanding of the numinous and the imagination. The fecund seed of those skills!
Best of luck with your program,
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