Here You Are came about shortly thereafter. Instead of talking about the powerful Now, Here You Are gives the reader a taste of it - actually takes him or her, right into it. That's the simple magic of Here You Are. It is the gift everyone already owns. Children delight in getting their parents into the Here, Now. They are always waiting for us to show up to really be with them there.
When searching You Tube for videos of people who might be spiritual teachers - of which there are many today - I found a lot of videos of Eckhart Tolle, most of them in German. At first impression he comes across like a Saturday Night Live caricature of a German, both in looks and body language, yet before one even has a chance to go with one's prejudice, he transcends this awkwardness, both with his deep inner peace and wonderful sense of humor. Enlightenment tastes the same - like the saltiness of the seas is the same on many shores - and Eckhart Tolle is as beautiful as some of the greatest Indian and Japanese enlightened masters I have been lucky enough to come across in my lifetime. I must admit, it was unexpected.
I picked this video as my favorite to post here.