Category: presence


Presence, No Guru, Part 2

Now that I’ve excoriated Eckhart Tolle, I suppose I should flip the script and talk about the right way to do presence. For me, that began with Thomas Sterner. A few years ago, I was reading whatever self-help books I could find. I hit all the big names at the time that I could find. …


Presence, No Guru, Part 1

There’s something about Eckhart Tolle I don’t like. I mean, yes, the concept of being in the here and now is a great one, but it’s hardly new. The kind of lifestyle Tolle promotes dates back at least to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Thoreau, in the modern age of personal growth. I suppose it’s …