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April 16, 2009



Hi Simon. You are a smart and honest man! You remarked that Eckhart Tolle gauges a person's spiritual development by the extent to which they have stopped thinking.

I completely understand this in relation to blogging. I've been having a bit of a struggle with this lately. My blogging habits have slowed down and writing is more difficult. I believe it is exactly due to what you have noticed... too much thinking.

Congratulations on making a choice and for knowing and accepting your own truth. You are brilliant -- no Secret about that :-)

I'm anticipating that ebook you have mentioned. I will remain subscribed and look forward to any tidbits you feel inspired to post. Cheers Simon :-)


Well I reckon that was a pretty resonant final paragraph, Simon!

Best of luck with your adventures! I know what it's like to reach an integrating phase where you don't want to keep exploring, but just want to live it. And I also know what you mean by blogging keeping the mind buzzing!

Thank you for your support, Simon - you were the first person to put a link to my blog in your sidebar, when I was a newbie - it meant a lot to me.

Cheers, and all the best with everything - and till we hear from you again (heh) - Robin x

Kim Wencl

Blessings to you Simon as you continue on this next step in your journey. When you begin to practice what you have learned - that is truly when the fun begins! Speaking from personal experience over the past 5+ years, it is very important to document all of the amazing things that will happen ... if you don't you won't remember them (even though you think you will) and you may even question their authenticity after a time. You will be genuinely surprised at how wonderfully intricate and amazing life will be once when you begin to practice all that you have read and studied.

Best wishes on your journey!
Kim Wencl

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I have quite enjoyed your blog and am sad to see that you are packing it in but I understand.

I wish you all the best.

Thanks for sharing your posts and comments to blog entries over the years. It's been great!


I will not say goodbye, just so long. I'm sure we'll run into one another somewhere again. And this has been a great resource for me and I'm sure for others.

I've always appreciated your low key approach to a sticky topic. And I have to say I think that you may have provided the answer to almost every scenario out there:

...unless you use the techniques you've learned and carry the peace you may have experienced with you into your everyday life, you're not going to experience spiritual transformation.

You might know more, but your life's going to stay pretty much the same as it always has been.

Thanks for the provocative, thoughtful posts.


Well said, Simon. But I am very sorry to see you go and will look forward to that e-book you mentioned. I will continue to keep your blog on my list; there are many posts here I would like to re-read and the list is the easiest way to get here.

You've done an amazing job over the years. I only wish I could be as succinct and provocative as you are. I don't believe you are done writing...it is in your blood, lol!

And I totally understand wanting to practice your spirituality...there are many days I feel exactly the same. I crave quiet on those days.

Until we meet again...

Elizabeth Carbery

I understand exactly where you are coming from.

To quote William Shakespeare 'There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.'

I have always appreciated your blogg and your honesty and your sense of humour. I will no doubt refer again and again to the many aspects you have raised over the years.

Thank you and all the best

Bet Carbery


You're leaving me?? Oh no, I need to talk to you now and then. I am going to miss you allot. I hope you come back and let me know when you do. You can still come by my site and let me know how you are doing. This is so sad.

Love and Blessings,


Hello Simon,

Thanks for all that you share with a beautiful honesty and enthusiasm in your exploration of the secret of life. You have inspired me and I look forward to the e-book.

Sending you my heartfelt wish for your finding Truth, Light and Joy on your ever-deepening journey. :D


Many thanks for your kind words, everyone. It's great that so many of you have found this blog useful and enjoyable. Thanks too to those who have sent me emails. Kim - I read with interest what you say about writing things down, though I have honestly never felt less like writing than I do at the moment. Even writing this brief paragraph is a bit like wading through treacle! I'm not quite sure what is happening but I'm going with the flow...

Yes, perhaps that flow will eventually bring me back here again. Whatever happens, I'm sure we shall all meet again on some level or other.

Bye for now, and may each of you find joy on your own journey,
love and peace - Simon

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I hope you enjoy your break as much as I have enjoyed reading your blog.



Many thanks Malcolm. I'm glad you've enjoyed my blog! I wish you all the best with your own various projects. I suspect we shall speak again...


Simon, you have a wonderful blog indeed, full of great material!

I wish you all the best on your "sabbatical" if I may call it that, and hope that your evolution continues in all the ways that your soul takes you in!

Quieting the mind is indeed not an easy task, but one that brings great peace and joy!


I'm glad you dropped by, Evita - thanks for your lovely comment! My 'sabbatical' feels more like a holiday at the moment. I'm currently catching up on old episodes of 'Dr Who', which are not without their spiritual/philosophical content...


Being that I'm brand new to blogging, I am thankful to have stumbled upon your site. What a great way to build awareness and awaken consciousness.

I've just added you on my blogroll--actually you are my first. Keep up the great work.

I've just started writing about insights in spirituality, metaphysics, esoteric science and healing at the Quantum level and using an internal energy.


It's great to hear from you too, Joann. Good luck with your new blog! (Sorry you had trouble posting...)


I am not sure why you are doing this, but i am sure you have something up your sleeve! will miss you!
thanks for the wonderful posts, and all the best!


Many thanks for your good wishes, Vinni! I hope all is well with you. Yes, I'm sure I have something up my sleeve. I just haven't found it yet...


I just stopped by to visit and see how you are doing.

I have been on a quest looking for a new place to live, for the past 7 months. Now I am all moved into the perfect place for me so I can visit all of my favorite sites and yours is one of them.

I just did a post on the pioneers of Your Caring Angels so come by and see because you are one of them. I hope you like it.

Love and Blessings,

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I am thankful to have stumbled upon your site. What a great way to build awareness and awaken consciousness.



I too had an eager in searching abt spirituality. by the way my name is charan. And i found one site www.artofliving.org. hope this will be interesting for u too.

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I wish you all the best on your "sabbatical" if I may call it that, and hope that your evolution continues in all the ways your soul takes you!

the mind is indeed not an easy task, but one that brings great peace


Thanks for these latest comments! As it happens, my sabbatical is about to come to an end at long last. I'm building a new web site at the moment. More news here when it's ready, which won't be long now, I hope.

Interesting about the 'art of living' site. There have been two comments here about it, arriving just days after a friend at my meditation class recommended it. The breathwork they do interests me. Kim says they do classes here in Leeds, so I'll look into them.

Sorry I never paid you a visit in May 2010, Angelbaby! In the unlikely event that you're reading this, I'll be along soon...

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J.R. Mathiassen

Simon, I understand where you come from. It turns out though, that some people, who have become accustomed to thinking a lot, almost have to "think their way to peace" before realizing that peace has nothing to do with thinking at all. Writing your blog was probably your way of "thinking your way to peace". Almost like driving down a city road at full speed, passing a new belief system for every block, and then reaching the edge of the city to see the beautiful sea. Silent and yet moving and full of life.

I plowed through hundreds of self-help books before realizing that they were just each seeing things from their angle. After those books, I found the teaching of Eckhart Tolle.

After understanding and living the teaching of Eckhart Tolle for several years, I had the hunch that there was even more than awareness/presence. I was living my life in a very fulfilling and growing way that I could not explain, and I knew there was a universal truth behind the way I was living.

I found the answer to the question: If I am aware, and if I am not my thoughts or emotions, what then do I follow to guide me through life? Following that which is the answer to that question is what first brings peace to your life, and then joy.


That's right. We need to think for just as long as it takes to realize that the answer is to let go of all that thinking. To let go of everything, indeed, to practice acceptance, as I was so fond of repeating on this blog. To realize it's safe to stop trying to *control* everything. We're all searching for pointers to help us understand this. And, as you say, if we go looking, there are a thousand and one versions out there of the same essential message. I notice you've created another one JR. Good luck with your book!

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Just found your blog today and simply love what it's all about. I'm sorry that you're leaving it, but I'm looking forward to going through your work for the blog so far.

Good luck with your life discovery journey that you're embarking upon.

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Have you checked out Channeling Erik? I am a physician and mother of five who recently lost my 20-year-old son, Erik. I started the blog to journal my grief, hoping I would heal by helping others. But soon Erik made his continued existence known to family, friends and blog members. As a physician with a strong background in science, this shook my entire paradigm to the core, especially since I was raised by two atheists!

Now, I channel Erik through a world-renowned medium, asking him questions about death, the afterlife, suicide, the nature of reality and more. Lately, we’ve been asking him to bring famous celebrities to interview including Elvis, Carl Sagan, Sai Baba, Michael Jackson, and 350 more.

Erik also has a penchant for visiting blog members to give them advice, comfort, or play little pranks (messing with electronics, sending noxious smells, hiding items in plain sight, etc.) Over the past few months, he’s become a worldwide phenomenon and has been interviewed on many national and international shows, including The Sheila Gale Show. Currently, a screenwriter is writing a pilot for a TV show based on Erik’s life and afterlife—a weekly one-hour drama, fiction based on truth.

Please understand that Erik is no guru or Dalai Lama. In fact, he curses like a sailor and has an irreverent sense of humor, but in a way, that’s part of his allure. Erik is one of us, someone who once struggled in life and, like us; he’s still searching for answers to those bigger questions. I can’t tell you how many grieving or depressed blog members have been saved by Channeling Erik. If you are in pain, I hope you join us on our journey.

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You've done an amazing job over the years. I only wish for the best. My best wishes are with you.


Hi Simon,you said it looks like the time has come to put this blog to bed but this is just a beginning. Your blog is really nice and there is tons of valuable information. But you should keep on writing new posts only then there will be traffic from search engines.

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