That question about having all the answers may have sounded silly, but let me explain it. I recently read a book by Eckhart Tolle, and found it really resonant with my own life. He says a lot of things that make sense to me, which is something I don’t find myself saying about “spiritual teachers” very often.
The more I read about him (aside from his own teachings and Oprah, who is his biggest fan*) the more it seems like he’s profiteering. So because of my cynical mind, I have trouble taking him as seriously now that I see this. On one hand, everybody needs to make a living…but on the other, if you come from a selfless desire to help people, would you really charge them more to sit closer to you at one of your speaking engagements? Those are my thoughts, at least—I don’t know what to make of it.
(*to be fair, she’s been spot on before.)
If you had — or were convinced you had — all the answers to life’s big questions: how to bring peace to the world, what life is all about, the nature of the universe — would you expect people to pay you money to share this knowledge with them?
- Connor: im hunting for the knife set i want for school
- Michael: all i read in that sentence was knives and hunting
- Michael: and i have to tell you, it was kind of awesome
Hardcore Christians and Hardcore Athiests.
What I find as I get older is that they are more alike than they are different. And I find that both interesting and perplexing.