It’s in the press NOW!

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After months of mash up, weeks of weak ink, days of chaos, and hours of love later,
“The Eyes that Drowned Uyuni” is finally in the press.

Spread the word. Its the next best thing since… well… the last one:-)

Happy reading!

Letting Go – The Eyes that Drowned Uyuni.

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She kissed my forehead, freed herself from my grip, and started to walk away.

“No. Not again. I cannot. How can I let you walk away?”

After all this, after all the pains, fights, bruises, crusades – how can I just let you walk away?

But she kept walking – her shadow was slowly becoming one with her self.

Should I really set her free, and free myself too of the fear – the fear of missing her, forever?

Is that what my love for her is leaving me with?

Coming in February 2014 to a bookstore near you.

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“We’re in a lot of trouble…”

“Near tears, she added: “This country needs a lot of help. When somebody is that angry to go to a mall on a Saturday morning and shoot people. We’re in a lot of trouble… To push people to those limits where things like that happen makes no sense.”” – a witness from the Columbia mall shootout this morning,

A culture of individual excellence, at the expense of breaking crucial familial dependencies, social support systems, and a healthy psychological eco-system.

How much have we progressed? And what gorgeous a world we’ve built for our kids (and are continuing to do so?)

Brought me back to this article about how and when we changed over to a culture of personality from that of character.

What do you think? Is this just a side effect of the modern pursuit of the means to gratification? Or we are really doing something fundamentally wrong?

Are you afraid to be alone?

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“As long as we continue to live as if we are what we do, what we have, and what other people think about us, we will remain filled with judgments, opinions, evaluations, and condemnations. We will remain addicted to putting people and things in their “right” place.”

“As soon as we are alone,…inner chaos opens up in us. This chaos can be so disturbing and so confusing that we can hardly wait to get busy again. Entering a private room and shutting the door, therefore, does not mean that we immediately shut out all our inner doubts, anxieties, fears, bad memories, unresolved conflicts, angry feelings and impulsive desires. On the contrary, when we have removed our outer distraction, we often find that our inner distraction manifest themselves to us in full force. We often use the outer distractions to shield ourselves from the interior noises. This makes the discipline of solitude all the more important.”

― Henri J.M. Nouwen

Grief – The Eyes that Drowned Uyuni.

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You were right, [sweetheart]. I am a slave – your slave. You freed me, but that was your way of tagging me, of tagging my soul.

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It’s never all good. Never:-)

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None is good, says the Lord. No one. We should stop pretending to a goodness that offends God and accept our faults: if one day we have to accept a wager with the Devil, let us remember that our Father who is in heaven did exactly the same in order to save the soul of His servant Job.

– The Devil and Miss Prym (2000) by Paulo Coelho

Strength in Solitude?

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For those who are not frightened by the solitude that reveals all mysteries, everything will have a different taste.

In solitude, they will discover the love that might otherwise arrive unnoticed. In solitude, they will understand and respect the love that left them.

In solitude, they will be able to decide whether it is worth asking that lost love to come back or if they should simply let it go and set off along a new path.

In solitude, they will learn that saying ‘No’ does not always show a lack of generosity and that saying ‘Yes’ is not always a virtue.

And those who are alone at this moment, need never be frightened by the words of the devil: ‘You’re wasting your time.’
Or by the chief demon’s even more potent words: ‘No one cares about you.’

The Divine Energy is listening to us when we speak to other people, but also when we are still and silent and able to accept solitude as a blessing.

And in that moment, Its light illumines everything around us and helps us to see that we are necessary, and that our presence on Earth makes a huge difference to Its work.

Taken from MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA (now in paperback)
– Paulo Coelho.