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The Shimmering World
Living Meditation

Steven Harrison
Art by Richard Stodart
ISBN#: 978-1-59181-066-7

My wife was going to review this book but I beat her to it. I picked it up to see what it was and never put it back down!

Very enlightening read. You pick it up and you can't let it go, you just can't put it down; you have to continue reading. It's not a long read (about an hour) but it's very well written and thought provoking.

He speaks a little about Buddha and Jesus and their thoughts.

"We are nothing and out of that we are everything." - Buddha

"Love our neighbour as ourselves." - Jesus

"Which is about all we have left to do when we are nothing." - Steven Harrison

It reminded me how we allow the trivial things in life upset us when you don't really have to. His thoughts on love - about appreciating love and celebrating it - spoke volumes.

We are conditioned to this notion of another who will give us love. We believe with all our being that we have found love when we find the other. We have not found love. We have found a hopelessly flawed projection. We have found an impossible image. We have found an other who cannot possibly give us what we already have, what we have always had, and what we will always have. We have found the obscuration of our vision, the forgetting of our love, the overwhelming sleepiness of conditioning."

It's a profound book and the artwork by Richard Stodart is really gorgeous. Now I'll let my wife read it. *smile*

Reviewed by
David Stephenson

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