This little excerpt was written in 1987 By William Samuel and I thought you would enjoy it, as it seems now that Eckhart's work is doing 'good stuff' just what William spoke of here:
How is it possible for a glimpse of Truth here on the river bank to do such an enormous thing as help all mankind? It is possible because the world and all mankind are subjective, WITHIN this Awareness we are. We are given dominion over that subjective world that we have come to understand, find guiltless, loose and let go. This world is ours to TEND as surely as a gardener tends his flowers. Our garden needs a continuing flow of Light and that Light comes as our inflowing bits and pieces of insight. We are to GIVE those Glimpses to our world as we receive them, live them, comprehend and confirm them. This is part of the Mystery of the Equation.
No one in metaphysics has written of the Child yet, or the Equation and its Balance. I may never publish these words, but at the moment it appears that task has been given me to do--Just because, finally, humanity is on the edge of a willingness to understand what lies beyond intellectualism intelligently without destroying civilization in the process. Metaphysicians have nothing in the literature about the Child or the Equation. Metaphysics includes the Child's way to think--subjectively--but very little about the Child's way to live and act for mankind. In these final days of our human experience, it is essential that we get acquainted with the rest of these three marvels.
The only measure of real success in all the world is whether or not one is coming to perceive more truth. No one knows this better than we do--each of us individually- and we know whether or not we've had new light in recent days. No one else can tell us more about this personal progress than we can tell ourselves. It is our inmost business. But, if we haven't been seeing ever more light, we haven't been making progress, and we are sinking into the quagmire of Da Shan ( what Eckhart calls form world).
From "The Child Within Us Lives! A Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Metaphysics" By William Samuel
Love to all, Mistral