life seems so resilient so visceral so so concrete so impassioned so real we almost believe it none of it is me or mine none of this is mine not the paintings spleen pains Viterol or aching hart i write poems the arm flexes the bicep twitches but none of it is me or mine in the dark with a blunt pencil feeling alone when i am not alone feeling death when there is not death in the dark with a blunt pencil
For years I have happily and diligently responded to communications on the topic of Self realization. Since the publication of my book, “How to Attain Enlightenment”— currently in its third printing —and the success of this website, the volume of emails has increased considerably. Unfortunately, owing to a busy schedule of teaching and writing, I am no longer able to answer all the emails I receive in a timely fashion. However, my wife, who is also a teacher, and several well-qualified teachers we have endorsed are available to answer emails on my behalf. I encourage you to send them your questions.
— James Swartz