I have been a writer for half a century. During that time, which seems to have flown faster than fifty years could, I have seen a lot, done a lot, and been a lot as well. My winnings and losses have been many, each of them a lesson, especially the losses.
In 1996, I began a spiritual journey, and since then it has been the major focus of my life and of what I write, although not without humor too. This life and its spiritual quest would be tedious without a good laugh and a light-hearted perspective.
As we age and reflect, the encounters, events and experiences that have shaped us take on a precious importance, hence the title of my book: Let Me Remember This. Wherever I may go from here – to the astral world and back in another body – I want to have with me the wisdom of lessons learned, along with an awareness of what I have yet to absorb, hoping at least to “remember” where my attention needs to be.
My story is the latest installment of an odyssey that began when my soul was born, and it will go on until I have finally merged with the Infinite forever, freed of the karma I have acquired through myriad incarnations. For better or worse, Let Me Remember is who I am.
As I write this, the world we have known is on the brink of collapse. A microscopic virus is bringing it to its knees. It is almost comical that such a tiny villain could cause such a global crisis. Before it completes its viral tour of duty, a staggering number will sicken and perhaps millions will die.
Are these probabilities unspeakably holocaustic, or is this the medicine we have long needed to remedy our errant ways? Make no mistake, the real issue here is not social or economic. Those are but mortal and finite considerations, as certain to pass as we are. Until we see this pandemic as a clarion call to its higher, spiritual purpose, we will have learned nothing from it. Trials come to awaken us, not to punish.
Let Me Remember This is a collection of provocative essays that probe below the surface of what we think we know, a search for deeper meanings and wiser ways of being.
I invite you to see this book as a conversation between us, across the table and across time. As it weaves together threads of self-discovery, it is kind of a pilgrimage also, an excursion into the mysteries of who we are and why we are here. If you are a seeker, I think you will find in these discussions much of what you will want to remember too.