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Tell Me Something I Haven’t Heard - Grasshopper

I used to read a ton of self-help books. Then, there came a time when they all sounded alike. The advice they offered was not eye-opening, but redundant.

You might say, “I heard it all.” Many of these books appealed to my intellect, but just couldn’t pierce my spirit and reach me at a deeper level.
 
I came up with a label for these authors: Spiritual Reporters. Their writings often had profound information but lacked being written from a place of inspiration. They were writing what they knew, but not offering a way to know myself.
 
I was attending a seminar in 2002 and one of the other attendees mentioned a book to me. I had never heard of it. It was THE POWER OF NOW by Eckhart Tolle. I’ve since read the book 22 times, and each time I read it, I get new insight into me. 
 
Tolle writes from a place of presence, not preparation. Best as I can tell, he gets into a quiet place where there’s lots of space and critical consciousness is absent. Let’s call it a quiet mind.  From there, spirit flows onto the page or onto the stage if he’s doing a live event.
 
He’s like a snowflake. You never see the same presentation twice.
 
This is more than a recommendation to experience spiritual writers like Eckhart Tolle. It’s an invitation to go past reading about what you already know, again, and get a little taste of Zen.
 
If someone’s writing only tickles your intellect, there’s a special part of you that it neglects. When that deeper part of you gets addressed, you’ll know it instantly because your spirit is receiving something you haven’t heard yet.
 
All the best,

John

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