It's quite enjoyable to observe how different people, in different media go about trying to express space and silence.
That's my favorite aspect of Tolle, his great articulateness, and ability to connect with a certain audience. He could be talking about auto body repair, and it would still be masterful.
I tried it once. I made a pile of nature videos and put them online. http://nature-for-you.com/video/index.cgi
A lot of the clips focus on some scene, and loop it full screen, over and over. Everybody wants to stare at some puddle for an hour and dive in to the nowness of it, right?
Nope, not right. I took the job too literally, tried to make it too pure, and lost the noise hook needed to engage people.
Then I was amazed, blown away really, to observe somebody doing the same thing with great skill.
We recently saw the movie "March of the Penquins" regarding the life cycle of some penquins in Antartica.
Antartica is a place of incredible space and stillness, really incredible. But the video makers didn't just show endless long clips of snow and ice. They put the penquins in the story, and told a wonderful/horrible tale of the love between penquins.
That incredible (wow!) story was the life line that allowed the viewers busy mind to enter the space of Antartica.
A signpost, wearing a tuxedo. What more can you ask for??