Reflections on How to Live Life to the Fullest
Hey everybody, I’m currently working on a collection of essays titled “Shards of Glass” which will hopefully be available on amazon.com sometime in late 2017. So please check back for updates regarding the book.
Why “Shards of Glass?”
The title takes inspiration from the writings of Jiddu Krishnamurti and his discussions surrounding life and relationship…
“Relationship is the mirror in which we can see ourselves as we are. All life is a movement in relationship. There is no living thing on earth which is not related to something or other. Even the hermit, a man who goes off to a lonely spot, is related to the past, is related to those who are around him. There is no escape from relationship. In that relationship which is the mirror in which we can see ourselves, we can discover what we are, our reactions, our prejudices, our fears, depression, anxieties, loneliness, sorrow, pain, grief. We can also discover whether we love or there is no such thing as love. So we will examine the question of relationship because that is the basis of love.”
Mind Without Measure, p. 79
If relationship is the mirror in which we see ourselves, what came to mind was that of a cracked or fractured mirror. Rather than having a single, clear view reflected back to us, it seems to me that for most (or all?) of us the experience is more like looking at fragments of one mirror broken into many pieces, presenting us with a type of mosaic that we must piece back together in order to form a more holistic view of ourselves.
After all, to a greater or lesser degree we’re all broken.
Additionally, what we see reflected back to us in the mirror of relationship is many times painful for us to face. The true “picture” that emerges in reflection often cuts us — sometimes deeply.
So there you have it.
Would you like to know when the book is ready? Or would you like to receive an advance copy (for free) by helping me proof it and share your feedback prior to publication?
If so then please use the form below and when you’ll do I’ll send you to the opening essay…