Excerpt from ‘Not in Vein – Miracle within my Soul’
Writing a book is much akin to telling a story. The true challenge is to be able to effectively create the images, logic and train of thought, and emotions in the reader as you possess as the author. It is about describing, creating, remembering and planning just how you want to communicate your thoughts.
Below is an excerpt from my first book, “Not in Vein – Miracle within my Soul”. I offer it to you as an opportunity to witness my writing style, hear my story and provide an opportunity to send me feedback, ideas, suggestions, etc. As a writer, I continuously seek feedback as a path toward improvement and growth. Above all, it is an opportunity for me to share some of my life with you.
Please take a moment to review these few sentences and reflect upon the intended meaning and message. I hope you enjoy it; more to come as this project develops. Be well.
Consider these man-made marvels; the microwave oven, cell-phones, x-rays and nuclear power. Except for a few highly trained minds, most people could not explain and do not fully comprehend how these things empirically work. All we know is that they indeed work and are real.
None the less, they in reality, DO exist, much less, we accept their existence at face value, believe in that existence without first-hand understanding of it, and in the bigger picture, have become quite dependent upon the consequence of their existence and factually, need the outcomes they respectively create. In effect, we have faith that they exist as a result of seeing the implications of their existence.
Why, then, should the concept of God and eternal life be considered any different? Why is it so difficult to accept the existence and presence of Jesus Christ? Mostly, because we have not been very well taught to recognize and trust His presence and existence in everyday life; that and the oldest emotion since the beginning of mankind, i.e., FEAR.
Many of us live a majority of our lives without regularly taking or making time to authentically contemplate our being and self. Consequently, we have a somewhat limited and less than ideal knowledge and perception of who we are as human beings, not to mention why we are.
Then, consider the scenario of whether or not we have come to a conclusion and acceptance of where we are going after we leave this life. Collectively, many if not most people have starved their spiritual being, resulting in a reduced awareness and sense of self, spirit, soul, potential, purpose and future.
This starvation has become an epidemic in our world and culture to the point that our mortal lives here on earth have grossly overshadowed our spiritual lives and the gift of consciousness we all possess; a gift that has gone grossly unnoticed, under-appreciated and overlooked as the true miracle that it is.
Awareness of self, much less consciousness, has blended into the background of most people’s existence like white noise at the office.
Be kind, but be candid…