I was born in London and was brought up in an orphanage, despite having two living parents. Subjected to mental and physical cruelty, the trauma left me with twelve years of almost total amnesia. Six marriages later (four official), I chose to 'take stock' and began a process of questioning everything in my world.
My take on life changed dramatically following a profound experience revealing the connection between myself and the Universe; there's no separation. With this realisation, I no longer accepted the 'face value' world I'd once thought of as the norm.
I wish to share this knowledge and show how a change of perspective can provide an alternative to the topsy-turvy world that Humanity, on the whole, accepts as an inevitable way of life.
I now live in France.
What’s ‘On The Other Hand’ about?
The best description of ‘On The Other Hand: The Little Anthology of Big Questions’ is in the blurb:-
“A straight from the shoulder look at life in which the author asks some awkward questions that we might prefer to swat away like an annoying fly. Questions like: Who am I? What is this life really about? What is the mind? Why do we resist change? These are the questions we lock away in a tall tower like some inconvenient relative whose ‘lost her marbles’ and become an embarrassment to the family. Perhaps you’ve been asking ‘comfortable’ questions and avoiding the hard-hitting ones, preferring to hide away from them and pretending that they don’t exist. We hope that someone, somewhere, will put it all right for us. They won’t!
This book is not for the faint of heart as it brings you face to face with yourself … but not the one you see when you look in the mirror. If you’ve locked yourself up in protective custody and thrown away the key, this book could well pick the lock and let you out again. There’s something wonderful waiting to be discovered if we care to take a look. If you’re prepared to be brutally honest when thinking about the questions raised in this book and to be your own harshest critic, then pop over to the cash desk or place it in your basket online and, go for it. You’re not alone and help is always available … far closer than you can imagine.”
Where did you get the idea for your book?
Following a profound experience my take on life changed dramatically. The more I thought about the world the more I realised I’d been living in an illusion. With this realisation, accepting the ‘face value’ world I’d once thought of as the norm was no longer an option. I began to think on a deeper level – questioning everything and soon realised that the questions are more important than the answers. One thing led to another and I saw what the title and cover image of my book should be; I just knew what to put between the pages.
A compelling and at times uncomfortable look at the world of Humanity through the eyes of one of its inhabitants. You may find yourself nodding your head in agreement and perhaps shaking it in disagreement. However, what you can't deny are the truths contained within about the human psychological condition; in other words, our incredible human traits and behaviour.
On the Other Hand looks at how the ‘mind’ works and asks what ‘reality’ actually is. This is not a scientific book but rather it has evolved from looking into my own mind in order that I might understand it more. What are the two voices we all constantly hear? One that says “Leave the chocolate cake” and the other “Go on, eat it”?
Sadly I've only been able to read Chapter One so far as I'm too busy. but this book is worth commenting on. An amazing read from an amazing mind; Brilliant, highly original and it should be made into a movie.