While rereading some of your most recent responses on your blog, it dawned on me that Ed, the teacher, is such a misnomer.
It would be more true to say, Ed, the unteacher.
Most of us who have come to you are tired, worn, and weary from dragging around our conceptual baggage and the ideas that have sprung from them.
Even those of us, (this would not be me), who have somehow managed to escape the deep conditioning often associated with mainstream religions and have spent their years in the so-called 'spirituality' camp come heavily laden with their own conceptual baggage and ideas about what it means to be free.
You most definitely are a gift to us, but not as a teacher per se, but as an unteacher.
Everywhere I turn someone is offering, and most often without being asked, a new teaching or their interpretation of some teachings from those who once lived on this earth.
And what do you offer? Nothing but an invitation to lighten the load and drop the accumulated baggage; nothing new, just a release of the old.
Isn't this really what freedom is about anyway?
I am forever indebted to you.