When Simon met Eckhart
Posted on 19 July 2010, 19:21
When I was asked to write about Meister Eckhart, I hesitated, because all I really wanted to do was meet the great man, and what chance of that? But then something happened.
As a part-time therapist, Iím often struck by how little I know about someone until I meet them. I may have information about them, but until Iíve listened to them reflect on their lives, the chemistry isnít there and I know almost nothing. So what to do with Eckhart, a 13th century abbot who shockingly put detachment above love in his list of virtues?
The answer came in a moment. Iíve always loved dialogue. I used to write satirical comedy for programmes such as Spitting Image and Weekending. And then, as a therapist I know the power of dialogue to create something which didnít exist before; the power of two souls meeting. So the idea was born: why not speak with Eckhart?
What happened next? To find out, read the full article When Simon met Eckhart here.