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I was listening to an Eckhart Tolle talk the other day (via an mp3 file deposited on a USB stick plugged into my new Subaru WRX audio system). He started talking about the key to inner peace.  In order to prepare his audience for the bombshell he was about to launch, he asked them to “please don’t be shocked“. Eckhart then said, in his characteristically slow, deliberate, and relaxed tone, that the key to awakening and inner peace is….. the renunciation of thought. D’oh, and WTF?

Years ago, when I was more lost than I am today, I would have thought that Mr. Tolle was a charlatan on the level of Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Bakker. Today, knowing what I know, but can’t express in words, I think he is wise. How about you? What do you think?

Note: I usually use Microsft Visio to generate the dorky diagrams on this blog. The pic in this post is my first one using the freely downloadable Inkscape package.

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