Jim Riley


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 Editor of the literary magazine and received a national award. A classically trained musician as well, I play and record Renaissance music.

As a musician I love beautiful sounds. As a writer I cherish truth. As a romantic I pine for the beloved. Guiding all my life is this insight: Reason tells me who I am. Love shows me why I am.

What readers say:

"...seamless and intelligent...perspectives I've never thought of before.”

"...flows like poetry…breathtaking."

"...reminds me of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali... While the author recognizes limits to the written word, his use of the medium is beautiful.”

"...a book to keep by your bedside...more wisdom and common sense than Solomon!"

Smashwords Interview

What are your interests, besides writing?
Piano, composing, yoga, health and fitness, landscaping, and bicycling.
Any fears?
Realizing later I've been dishonest with someone.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Jim Riley online

Facebook: Facebook profile

Where to buy in print


Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,190. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion & self-improvement, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
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Enlightenment does not belong in Heaven or Nirvana. Brilliant lands have no need of lamps. This often-dark world does. We each have a heart. Thus, we each hold a key that opens the door to enlightenment. There is no other key to search our pockets for.

Jim Riley's tag cloud

buddhism    enlightenment    happiness    health    heaven    karma    nirvana    philosophy    tao    zen