When I have time, I love to respond to my reader’s questions. I want to share a few recent emails I’ve exchanged with someone:


Hello Tom,

Can I ask you a question? In your recent posting of your tweets, you said:

No matter what I write down, it isn’t true. No matter what I think, it isn’t true.

Adya also said the same thing in his book. This sentence basically contradicts itself. But I think maybe you are saying it is not “completely” true. Or you have a better elaboration?

My response:

Yes, the sentence does contradict itself. Unfortunately, I’m in the same boat as Adya or any other spiritual teacher, it’s just that I’m way too honest about this stuff (and so is Adya). EVERYTHING that is said with words is inherently untrue. It is a derived thing. The most obvious example, one that Adya uses a lot, … Continue Reading 

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“When you don’t cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to you life that was lost a long time ago when humanity, instead of using thought, became possessed by thought. A depth returns to your life. Things regain their newness, their freshness. And the greatest miracle is the experiencing of your essential self as prior to any words, thoughts, mental labels and images. For this to happen, you need to disentangle your sense of I, of Beingness, from all the things it has become mixed up with, that is to say, identified with.”

Eckhart Tolle does a marvelous job of expressing the essence of the spiritual journey in this one little paragraph. A vast array of ideas, activities, thoughts, practices, you name it, are bundled into the concept of spirituality. But really, ultimately, spirituality is simply about what you areContinue Reading 

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