Neither do I write
to help people. I've got nointerest - zero, nada, zilch - in the
"self-help" section of the bookstore. These
aren't designed to motivate you, and neither are they
intended to be thought provoking or interesting. And they may indeed be
both thought provoking and interesting - if you say so. But that's not
why I do this.
I don't talk much about
If I'm asked, as I sometimes am in person or by e-mail, to
explain something in them or about them, I decline. They
succeed exactly the way they are, or they don't. They're experiential.
It's not simply I'm reluctant to discuss them. It's more than that.
What I'm really reluctant to do is drag them out of the realm of direct
experience and into the domain of opinions, explanations, thoughts, and
beliefs. You get what you get. You don't get what you don't get.
There's no Leonardo da Vinci on hand to explain the
If you were to ask me why I do this, why I write these
for you, I'd answer you in a way which, unless you're willing to be a
listening for a
answer, can be infuriating. It may even sound as if I'm
avoiding your question. But I'm not. I'm fully present to
That's it. And that's all. It's the truth. Really it is.
There's no other reason. There's no ulterior motive.
But if you pressed me, or simply weren't willing to be a listening for
answer, then I'd capitulate and I'd say my intention in writing these
for you is to create a space, available via the internet, in which
That, and for you to discover your experience of and your relationship