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From the film, National Treasure: "There are 20 million books in the Library of Congress, and they all say the same thing: 'Listen to Riley!'"
In college I was the Editor of the literary magazine and received a national award for young writers. For a while I was as a folk and rock musician. My interests are enlightenment, health, and composing and recording Scottish music.
Our minds alone don't guide us well. But joined by our hearts they may.
For those of us in that minority whose lives are dedicated journeys toward the light, our progress can start slowly, like locomotives drawing heavy freight. Eventually we pick up steam, then reach our destination, a rustic rural station. On the platform a stern but kind Stationmaster greets all who get off here:
"Realize this: Wherever we travel, we are going to the same place. We give our voyages different names, depending on our faith or lack of faith. But they are never more than names.
"Whether you know it or not, you seek clarity. I liken this to a diamond-like glimpse of the Divine. Great art may evoke this blessing. But only a great life can confer it.
"Throughout the universe, countless creatures, not unlike us, ponder life's purpose. Whatever their shapes or forms, the fortunate come to this: Love is who I am. Love is why I am. And conscience is the lamp that lights love's way.
"To reach enlightenment you need nothing you don't have. You have a mind. You have a heart. Let them speak as one and you hold the key that opens the door."
May these verses act as piano tuners for your spirits. May your heart and mind sing in resonance with truth. Read slowly and thoughtfully and the curtains of delusion will draw back before your eyes and let in the sacred light.
What readers say:
"...seamless and intelligent...perspectives I've never thought of before."
"...flows like poetry...breathtaking."
"...a book to keep by your bedside...more wisdom and common sense than Solomon!"
"...reminds me of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali... While the author recognizes limits to the written word, his use of the medium is beautiful."
on Dec. 01, 2010 :
The book, in format, reminds me of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. There are short, numbered paragraphs, "verses", succinctly stating a point that can be thought about for a lifetime. While the author recognizes limits to the written word, his use of the medium is beautiful.
(reviewed the day of purchase)