We can find intuition revealed in myriad ways from the promptings of our intuition, conscience or something either within us or outside offering guidance in our lives. Even dreams, visions and promptings of the soul can be a guide. Higher guidance is available so long as we “listen” to it. With an openness, we can find what we seek as our purpose in life.
Archive for August 15th, 2006
To find out our Soul begins with a basic question, “Who am I?” How do you define yourself?
Is it by a name you were given? By your nationality, ethnicity or religion, which is often the result of where you were born?
Do you view yourself as young or old? Tall or short? Thin or fat? Many of these characteristics are relative and depend on comparison with another person to be meaningful.
How about your emotions and behaviours? Do you define yourself as sad, happy, caring or a selfish person? Or by some other characteristics?
What about your thoughts? Do you consider yourself intelligent, simple practical or impractical? Or maybe you subscribe to certain political views, so you might label yourself liberal or conservative. Yet none of these are truly you because they are conditionally real. They are not permanent aspect of your being.
Once we go beyond all the various labels you start uncovering your true nature, which is often described as peeling the layers of an onion.
Ego is the “I-making,” “my-making” aspect of how we perceive reality from a self-limited perspective. In contrast, connection or nexus with the soul gives a holistic vision of reality where we can perceive a connection with all creatures. Through exploring our own experiences whether of suffering or joy, we can through empathy connect at a heart level to those around us.
Equanimity like compassion is achieved after we remove hurt, pain and anger. These emotions are associated with ego identification with externals labels instead of understanding your true worth. We cannot gain or lose that worth by anything outside us. When we connected to our true nature, mental peace or equanimity is uncovered as our essential quality hidden behind the “I-making,” “my-making” qualities of the ego, which creates a self-limited perception of reality.
This category will contain passages from NEXUS dealing with equanimity. Your questions and responses will help us explore this topic.
The journey of the various characters in our book posits that compassion is achieved after hurt, pain and anger of the ego are released through a connection with the soul. This category will contain excerpts from NEXUS specifically dealing with this important theme. Your insights and discussion of this topic are most welcome.
|Title:||Nexus : A Novel|
|Author:||Deborah Morrison and Arvind Singh|
|Published:||Manor House Publishing – October 2006|
|List Price:||13.99 Pounds Sterling|
|Availability:||Not yet published|
|Subjects:||Modern fiction: MIND; BODY; SPIRIT|
Can Logan Andrews exorcise inner demons propelling him to self-destruction before it’s too late? In a vivid dream, Logan is guided to a spiritual retreat where he meets his lost love, Sarah, along with an arrogant millionaire, a grandmotherly woman and two insightful teachers. Problems soon emerge for Logan and others at the retreat. What happens to each character and the depth of their personal experiences makes ‘NEXUS’ a journey of transformation — and a compelling read.
Today I had created a Media/Press Kit for NEXUS to send to “Fine Print” show. Their web address is http://www.rogerstelevision.com/option.asp?lid=12&rid=16&sid=265.
I was impressed by the show host, Carolyn Weaver, who was engaged and intelligent in her interviews with guests, which is why I have asked for an interview for Debby and I on her show. Of course, they get many such requests by authors and publishers. So we’re not guaranteed an interview.
In case anyone is wondering what exactly is a Media Kit. A Media Kit is basically a package you send to media outlets about you and your book. The idea is to promote your book to the media. A typical Media Kit can contain any of the following:
1 . A personalized cover letter. Much like what you send to a employer except this is about you and your book
2. Relevant press releases & clippings including articles or interviews
3. Author bio-sheet: What’s so interesting about you?
4. Samples questions and answers
5. Fact or sell sheet, which contains basic info about your book
6. Any marketing material
7. Schedule of appearances, events or book signings
8. Author potrait photo(s) including any from events
9. Review copy of your book, sample chapters, or you can ask them to request a review copy if you’re uncertain whether they want it
Most Media/Press kits will be prepared by your publisher but I believe it’s good for an author to be involved in the promotions. Debby and I have a good relationship with our publisher. So we’re able to work well with him.