Here’s a quick update on what’s new at SpiritualTeachers.org and elsewhere.
The Induction Series continues with Spiritual Poetry: Seeker and Finder, a selection from the TAT Foundation publication Beyond Mind, Beyond Death. The reading juxtaposes the heartfelt experience of both seeker and finder, while revealing the Essence which flows through both. As always, the podcast is free. I am asking one favor during the Induction Series, however. Please leave a review of my book Subtraction: The Simple Math of Enlightenment on Amazon. If we can get 100 ratings/reviews, it will really help the book get noticed. We’re at 54 so far!
There is both a free, informal one-day event at the TAT Center in North Carolina on November 6 and a November 20 TAT Virtual Gathering featuring a variety of sessions. The list of speakers hasn’t been published yet, but I assure you it will be well worth your time.
On October 20, 8:00pm Eastern Time, I’ll be leading a session for the Pittsburgh Self Inquiry Group. They meet via Zoom so check it out!
I just finished Bart Marshall’s Becoming Vulnerable to Grace: Strategies for Self-Realization. While Bart’s views on Covid and other matters may or may not be in agreement with yours, his chapter on Self-Inquiry is fantastic and his “Eightfold Way of the Spiritual Warrior” has the potential to become a roadmap for many.
Quote That I’m Pondering
[Bruce Springsteen asked about his friend George Theiss, who was his last surviving bandmate from his first group]
Q: This is a hard question to answer without making you feel self-conscious, but do you feel you understand why it is that you became famous and he didn’t?
A: Well, there’s a lot of reasons, you know? There’s some luck involved, there’s some choice of path. George was married very, very young — 18 or 19, I believe — and became a father very young, so he had a lot of responsibilities. And then it comes down to also writing; your ability to write is essential in how you progress. I really studied and perfected my writing skills very, very intensely. But it’s just different paths, really. I don’t really have an explanation as to why life takes someone one way or someone the other. I mean, I was a one-track mind before anything else — before work, girls, I was always just: music, music, music, music, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And that had a lot to do with it.
Wishing you all the best,