Thursday, February 11, 2016
Wisdom is never formally taught in school; education may increase only your knowledge and skills, but not necessarily makes you wise or wiser. To live well in this day and age is not easy; one needs to know how life works and how wisdom functions in life.
For years, I have been writing books and creating websites and blogs on health, golf and money, among others. Then, one day, I was awakened to the idea that health is is important but only one of the many aspects of life. I began to ask myself the question: “Am I living my life?” One question then led to another, and internalizing those questions made me become acutely aware that every moment of my life is a miracle. After months of research, I came up with the idea of writing a book to share my thoughts with my readers, as well as to create an awakening experience for them so that they, too, may change their lives for the better. You start by asking yourself some self-probing questions, such as “Am I happy?” and “Why am I here?” Asking questions holds the key to unlocking the wisdom inside us. We all have to look inside us for the answers to the questions asked. Finding the answers is enlightenment, which is self-awakening.
On the market, there are many books on life philosophy and philosophy of living, but many of which are not easy to comprehend unless you have a philosophical mind and an appropriate background. Many psychologists, philosophers, and metaphysicians have totally different concepts on the wisdom in living. Most of them use big and difficult words, jargons, and complex concepts; they are too dogmatic to be fully understood by the majority of readers.
My book “TheBook of Life and Living” book shows you in simple and clear language that the truth and the light of all traditions, such as the Christian and the Buddhist, among others, are all within you. Yes, you, too, can find a miracle in your own life, if you are willing to look inside you.
One of the objectives of this book is to present a profound wisdom in ancient China in plain and simple language that is understandable and reachable to everyone.
Many of us are always seeking wisdom in living but may not have the know-how. This book may show you the way.
Albert Einstein once said: "A human being is part of the whole called by us 'universe,' a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts, and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison . . . . "
So, free yourself from the self-imprisonment of self-delusions created by your self-consciousness, as pointed out by Albert Einstein. Don’t create your self-limiting thoughts that prevent you from truly understanding who you are and what you really want from life. Instead, create a substantially new manner of thinking through the integration of both conventional and ancient wisdom.
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